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Bears' Kyle Long, Tarik Cohen move on from 'em-bare-assing' Instagram Live video

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Bears' Kyle Long, Tarik Cohen move on from 'em-bare-assing' Instagram Live video

Kyle Long was asked Wednesday it if was embarrassing at all to have been an unwitting — and unclothed — part of Tarik Cohen’s Instagram Live video following the Bears’ win on Monday Night Football this week. 

“Embarrassing? Em-bare-ass-ing,” Long quipped. “It caught me by surprise. Had I know that I would be full nude on the internet I probably would’ve prepared a little bit more.”

If anything, Cohen sounded more embarrassed about accidentally broadcasting one of his teammates getting ready for a postgame shower. Cohen set his phone up in his locker after the Bears' "Club Dub" dance party died down, unintentionally catching his right guard in his birthday suit behind him. 

Cohen said he immediately texted Long to apologize after he found out what was in the background of his video — he didn’t know Long was naked until some friends texted him, which he said “shocked” him. 

“He texted me immediately, right when I found out, he texted me ‘I’m so sorry,’” Long said. “And I said, dude, it’s okay, [stuff] happens. What are you going to do.”

The Bears were in a good mood coming back from Washington after Monday’s win, so Long said the plane ride turned into a bit of a comedy club regarding his viral nudity. 

“It was a comedy thing for some people,” Cohen said. “It wasn’t a comedy thing for me because I felt like it was my fault. I wasn’t laughing at all.”

The upshot of this is you might not see any Instagram Live videos from players during the next “Club Dub” party, given coach Matt Nagy reiterated on Wednesday that live social media broadcasts from a locker room are against NFL policy (that policy, previously, has been lightly enforced, if enforced at all, in those "Club Dub" mobs). 

But because Cohen didn’t start his unfortunate broadcast with any malicious intent, the Bears are moving on from it. Long accepted Cohen’s apology and didn’t demand anything else — not even a dinner on the running back or anything along those lines. 

“No, he’s good,” Long said. “I need to start blocking better before I make demands.” 

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NFL Mock Draft: Bears get aggressive at QB in 2nd round

NFL Mock Draft: Bears get aggressive at QB in 2nd round

The Bears' 2020 NFL draft needs haven't changed since our last mock draft, but with the Senior Bowl in the books, there are several prospects whose stocks are on the rise while others are beginning to experience the dreaded pre-draft fall.

It's unfair to suggest that three days of on-field practices will tank the stock of a player like Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts, but his questionable performance did create more questions than answers about his ability to be an NFL starter. As a result, teams that may have pegged him as a strong Day-2 option for their quarterback depth chart have no choice but to dive deeper into other potential options at the position.

The Bears fall into that category, and in this mock draft, they swing at another young passer who could be a long-term answer under center if Trubisky fails.

Check out our updated seven-round mock draft:

Chicago Bears Post-Senior Bowl Mock Draft

Bears Season in Review: Adam Shaheen

Bears Season in Review: Adam Shaheen

The Bears 2019 season was a lesson in disappointment in almost every way possible, from the quarterback to the offensive line and even the vaunted pass rush. But no position underwhelmed more than tight end, and Adam Shaheen was a big reason why.

The former second-round pick of the 2017 NFL draft failed to make any impact whatsoever. And that's not hyperbole. He appeared in just eight games, registering nine catches for 74 yards and zero touchdowns. Believe it or not, his stat line was an improvement over 2018 when he had just five catches for 48 yards in six games.

Shaheen's career narrative has been defined by injury, and it continued last season. He was placed on injured reserve in late-November with an apparent foot injury, marking the second-straight season that his year came to an early end.

It's been a remarkably disappointing career for Shaheen so far, who was viewed as a Rob Gronkowski-lite coming out of Ashland University. His jump from the small-school ranks to the NFL was expected to include a steep learning curve, but after three forgettable seasons, it's safe to say Shaheen's failed in almost every way possible.

The Bears are expected to bring Shaheen back for 2020 and he'll likely be in a training-camp battle for a roster spot. Chicago is going to add more talent to the position via either free agency or the NFL Draft and it wouldn't be a surprise if Shaheen begins the offseason schedule last on the depth chart.

It's been an unfortunate outcome for a draft pick that seemed so promising in 2017. Instead of growing into a fixture in the Bears' lineup, Shaheen will be left to fight for his NFL future this summer.

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