The Bears announced late this evening that they have reached a four-year deal with club-option fifth year, with first round pick Kyle Long.
Terms have not leaked out yet. The Bears, specifically contract negotiator Cliff Stein made quick work (as has been customary in recent years) of getting the draft class inked.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>This might be the earliest agent Marvin Demoff, who reps @<a href="https://twitter.com/ky1elong">ky1elong</a>, has ever done a 1st round contract. Quick work by Cliff Stein.</p>— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/status/335586736929374209">May 18, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Signing first round picks has become much, much easier under the new CBA and it's been standard for deals to be four years with a fifth-year option.
Long, if you needed a reminder, did not participate in this week's OTAs because of the NFL's rule barring rookies from college's who have not had their final exams yet.
The Bears can now turn to other contract issues, such as a contract extension for Henry Melton.