Camp Bourbonnais is officially in the books for 2017, but not before some fisticuffs reportedly broke out:
#Bears coach John Fox sent guard Kyle Long to the locker room early today at practice. Long was involved in two skirmishes.
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) August 14, 2017
Kyle Long was kicked out of practice after fighting. John Fox: "There's a certain standard here, something we weren't really pleased with."
— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) August 14, 2017
Chicago Bears left guard Kyle Long was reportedly sent to the showers early, with the Bears’ head coach kicking the three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman out of practice because of his involvement in two fights. That’s not quite the kind of thing you’d want to hear as training camp wraps up, but it’s something we’ll have to keep an eye on as more details emerge.
Long has been practicing throughout training camp as he heals up from offseason ankle surgery, as well as a shoulder injury that nagged him in 2016 but was not surgically repaired in the offseason. He missed the team’s preseason opener against the Denver Broncos, and could sit out the entire preseason in order to ensure his readiness for Week 1 of the regular season.
Last we heard, Long was “on target” to play when the regular season gets underway.