Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

A career that started with three consecutive Pro Bowl appearances has come to a conclusion. Chicago Bears offensive tackle Kyle Long announced on Sunday that he’s stepping away from the game.

Long, 31, has played in a grand total of 30 games over the past four seasons. That included suiting up just four times during the 2019 campaign.

Given Long’s extensive injury history, Sunday’s news can’t be considered too surprising. Even so, it’s a shame to see the former first-round pick have to retire after just seven seasons in the NFL.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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Red Brannon
1919
James Cook
1919
Fritz Wasem
1920–1929
George Halas
1930–1932
Ralph Jones
1933–1942
George Halas
1942–1945
Hunk Anderson
1942–1945
Luke Johnsos
1946–1955
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1956–1957
Paddy Driscoll
1958–1967
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1968–1971
Jim Dooley
1972–1974
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1975–1977
Jack Pardee
1978–1981
Neill Armstrong
1982–1992
Mike Ditka
1993–1998
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1999–2003
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2004–2012
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2015–2017
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