The Bears announced on Monday they have officially placed G Kyle Long on injured reserve.
To take his place on the roster, Chicago promoted DL Abdullah Anderson to the active roster. The Bears also signed TE Dax Raymond to the practice squad.
Long, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Bears back in 2013. He’s in the fourth year of his six-year, $50.358 million contract that included $30 million and stands to make a base salary of $6.9 million for the 2019 season.
Long agreed to a restructured contract this past February after missing half the 2018 season. The Bears eliminated the 2021 year of his contract, made 2020 a team option and turned $2.5 million of his base salary into incentives.
Long has started all four games he’s played in for the Bears this season. Pro Football Focus has Long rated as the No. 66 guard out of 69 qualifying players.
Anderson, 23, wound up going undrafted out of Bucknell back in 2018. He later signed a three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Bears, but was waived coming out of the preseason.
Chicago later added Anderson to their practice squad before bringing him back on a futures contract this past January. He was once again among their final roster cuts, but re-signed to the Bears’ practice squad and was recently promoted to their active roster.
In 2019, Anderson has appeared in two games and recorded one tackle for the Bears.