• Atkins impressed with Bears' RG Long

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Sep 4, 2013
    “I’ll be lining up against [Atkins] a lot,’’ Long said. Atkins told the Chicago media during a conference call on Wednesday that he was impressed by Long’s performance in the preseason after the first-round pick won the starting job outright. But Long believes he’s prepared to face Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins, arguably the best at his position, on Sunday. And he thanks the Bears’ defense for it. This should present a terrific challenge up front for the Bears, especially for the Long/Mills rookie right side of the offensive line. General manager Phil Emery tackled the issue of improving the line by investing significant resources in both free agency and the NFL draft en route to acquiring left tackle Jermon Bushrod , left guard Matt Slauson , right guard Kyle Long and right tackle Jordan Mills leaving veteran center Roberto Garza as the lone holdover from 2012.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Bears’ Kyle Long says he’s ready for the Geno Atkins test

      It might be the biggest test rookie guard Kyle Long faces in a season full of them. But Long believes he’s prepared to face Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins, arguably the best at his position, on Sunday. And he thanks the Bears’ defense f…
      Source: suntimes.com

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