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Kyle Long not that far behind

Kyle Long (Redi Compton/USA TODAY)

Despite missing OTAs and veteran minicamp, Chicago Bears rookie offensive lineman Kyle Long should be able to get quickly up to speed once training camp begins this week.

It's an archaic rule but one that still stands today: NFL draftees cannot participate in OTAs or veteran minicamp until that year's school year has ended. Such was the case for Chicago Bears first-round offensive lineman Kyle Long, who missed a month of practices this offseason due to Oregon's quarterly class schedule. As a result, Long has been MIA since rookie minicamp back in May. Yet, due to... Recommended Stories