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Chicago Bears Pro Bowler Calls It Quits

Chicago Bears Pro Bowler Calls It Quits

Chicago Bears Pro Bowler Calls It Quits

A Chicago Bears Pro Bowler called it quits this week.

Offensive lineman Kyle Long announced on Sunday that he planned to step away in the new year.

The 31-year-old is a three-time Pro Bowler and spent his whole career with the Bears.

The 20th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Oregon, Long is also the son of Hall of Famer Howie Long and the younger brother of defensive end Chris Long.

“Some chicagoans are probably happy to hear I’m finally stepping away and getting my body right,” he wrote.

“Some Chicagoans may be sad to hear this. Either way u feel about it, I want u to know how lucky I am to have spent time in your city. I became a man while playing in Chicago.

“Thank you.” he continued.

“Special thanks to Phil Emery, Marc Trestman and the rest of that staff for bringing me in. Thanks to and happy birthday to the young lady named Virginia as well. Ryan pace, thank you for keeping me around as well.”

Chicago went a disappointing 8-8 this past season and will look to rebound in 2020.

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