It was reported by Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic that on Friday, Kyle Long will be returned to practice for the first time since his foot injury suffered against the Jets.
Fishbain added that he won't appear on the practice/injury report just yet:
And head coach Matt Nagy stated that Long was limited despite hitting the field on Friday.
Long has been on Injured Reserve since November 3rd due to the tendon injury.
The Bears can have Long activated in time for their game against the 49ers at Levi's Stadium. But with the NFC North championship wrapped up, they will likely elect to go the safe route.
They have no reason to rush Long back.
Elsewhere along the injury front, Eddie Jackson and Aaron Lynch are both still doubtful to play, while Akiem Hicks will be suiting up for Sunday's action.
On Monday evening, the Bears released a statement from George McCaskey regarding the recent death of George Floyd:
A week ago another unarmed African-American man died at the hands of a white police officer. We are witnessing the anger and frustration play out in protests across the nation, including Chicago. We must do more than wring our hands and hope it doesn’t happen again. As an organization, we have addressed it internally by offering unconditional support to our family of staff, coaches and players, and today Ryan Pace and Coach Nagy spent the allotted two hours of team meeting time listening to and healing together with our players and the coaching staff. Through our voice, our actions and our resources, it is our obligation to lead. We will continue to work with our player-led social justice committee to provide funding and exposure to local organizations dedicated to empowering communities that have been oppressed for far too long. We’re proud to support organizations like BUILD Chicago, I Grow Chicago, My Block, My Hood, My City, and Youth Guidance, among others, who are doing great work in these communities and we encourage fans to partner with us in supporting them. Our commitment is to continue to be an active participant in change.
Though they don't use his name specifically, it's clearly a reference to Floyd's death, as they Bears joined (most) teams across the country in issuing statements condemning the abuse of power among law enforcement officials.
There is a lot of debate happening in the country right now, and it's complex and nuanced.
For some reason, on Monday evening, former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher felt his input was necessary.
Urlacher hopped on over to Grant Hill's (??) Instagram account, jumped into the comments section, where the most useful and productive conversation always takes place, and weighed in.
It's no surprise Urlacher is pleased with President Trump's handling of the situation, he visited him in the Oval Office earlier this year and called it a "once in a lifetime experience."
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