Report: Bears working out former Pro Bowl OT Jake Long

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Jake Long, a former No. 1 overall draft pick, was a Pro Bowl left tackle for the Miami Dolphins in his first four seasons but has started just seven games — none since 2014 — since suffering torn ACL injuries in 2013 and 2014. (AP)

Leaving no stone unturned in their desire to build offensive line depth, the Bears are working out former Pro Bowl offensive tackle Jake Long today, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Long, 31, a former No. 1 overall pick, was a Pro Bowl left tackle in his first four seasons with the Miami Dolphins. But after signing with the Rams as a free agent, he suffered torn ACL injuries in 2013 and 2014 that have curtailed his career. He played seven games with the Rams in 2014 and was a back-up with the Falcons last year — playing in only four games with no starts.

Bears general manager Ryan Pace has aggressively tried to build depth on the offensive line. He drafted center Hroniss Grasu in the third round last season and guard Cody Whitehair in the second round this year. He signed right tackle Bobby Massie and guards Ted Larsen and Manny Ramirez in free agency. On Wednesday, the Bears waived tackle Tayo Fabuluje — a sixth-round draft pick last year.

The Bears current starters at tackle are Charles Leno, a former seventh-round draft pick, at left tackle and Massie at right tackle. If Jake Long has anything left in the tank, he could be a viable option as a back-up at either position.


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