The Bears are more likely to put proper guard Kyle Lengthy on injured reserve, based on the NFL Community, after the three-time Professional Bowl offensive lineman struggled with a hip damage this 12 months.
Lengthy missed the Bears’ win towards the Vikings and returned for final week’s loss to the Raiders. The Bears have bemoaned their poor dashing assault this season, and Matt Nagy hinted the workforce would possibly make some sort of change throughout the bye. He dominated out making a transfer with both heart James Daniel or left guard Cody Whitehair.
“The manufacturing proper now within the run sport isn’t there,” he stated Monday. “So we’ll return, I’m gonna return and I’m gonna work out the why half … I feel I do know. However I’ll have much more and I’m not saying that, clearly I’m not going to return and inform all people what I feel it’s on the finish. However we’ll discuss as a workers and work out. They’re good those that care. In case you have that, that issues.”
The Bears have performed veteran Ted Larsen and second-year participant Rashaad Coward in his place, with the previous getting into the Vikings sport after Larsen harm his knee. Notre Dame rookie Alex Bars is on the follow squad.
The Bears might additionally look outdoors Halas Corridor for assist, as Coward is a defensive lineman-turned-offensive-tackle and Bars has by no means performed an NFL sport.
Kyle Lengthy performed his ass off for Chicago. When wholesome prime 5 Guards within the NFL. These selections suck for everybody.
— Olin kreutz (@olin_kreutz) October 13, 2019
Lengthy, who turns 31 in December, struggled at occasions this season, and was clearly hampered by the damage. He entered this season feeling nearly as good as he had in years. The previous first-round decide began 47 out of a attainable 48 video games in his first three seasons, however solely 25 of 48 in his subsequent three full seasons.
Lengthy restructured his contract within the offseason, leaving his future with the franchise past this season unsure.
He’s been one of the vital beloved members of the Bears’ locker room since Phil Emery drafted him 20th total in 2013. He’s the second-longest tenured Bears participant, behind particular groups wiz Sherrick McManus.