Player Profile : Kyle Long

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Long attended the rookie minicamp from May 10–12, but skipped much of the offseason program due to a league rule prohibiting rookies from working out until their college class graduates; Long returned on June 17.[12] Long started the 2013 season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals at right guard, becoming the first rookie in team history to start a season opener at the position in the Super Bowl era.[13] On January 8, 2014, Long was named to Pro Football Focus’ All-Rookie Team.[14] He was subsequently named to NFL.com’s All-Rookie Team on January 15.[15] On January 20, 2014, he earned a spot in the 2014 Pro Bowl due to the injury of original Pro Bowl left guard Mike Iupati in the 2014 NFC Championship Game.[16] Long became the first Bears rookie to make the Pro Bowl since Johnny Knox in 2009.