LAKE FOREST - When speaking to the media on Monday, he was hesitant to discuss the deal that was widely reported a few days earlier.
Now Kyle Long is free to talk about the contract that will keep him in Chicago for a couple more years.
On Wednesday the team officially signed the offensive guard to a four-year contract extension. Terms were not disclosed by the team but numerous reports have the deal around $40 million with $30 million guaranteed.
A first round pick of the Bears in the 2013 NFL Draft, Long has started 47 games for the Bears at both guard and tackle.
He was named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons becoming the seventh Bears player in history to do so.