Bears, draft pick Kyle Long have deal

Updated: May 17, 2013, 10:35 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Bears agreed to terms on a four-year deal, plus an option, with 2013 first-round draft choice Kyle Long on Friday, the team announced.

With Long now in the fold, the Bears have every member of their 2013 draft class under contract.

Long, an offensive guard, is projected to open the season at right guard for the Bears, despite playing left guard his lone year at Oregon.

The 20th overall selection, Long participated in the Bears' three-day rookie minicamp but is ineligible to attend any of the club's organized team activities or the mandatory veteran minicamp in June due to Oregon being on the quarter system and holding final exams through June 14.

However, Long is expected to remain in contact with the Bears' coaching staff via web-based technology in the coming weeks.

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Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He is also a talk-show host on ESPN 1000 and the ESPN Radio network.

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