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Bears’ Kyle Long gains fan base after dominating during preseason

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

One preseason start and 33 snaps and Bears nation already has a massive fan crush on first round draft pick Kyle Long.

Who can blame them? The rookie guard dominated the Chargers defense Thursday night. Pro Football Focus gave him a plus 5.7 grade. Though, it's not clear what that means, they called it "ridiculous" and it often looked that way Thursday night in just his 5th career start!

Long and fellow rookie Jordan Mills manned the right side of the offensive line and opened the door for the Bears to get the running game going, which was a goal. That and giving the rookie lineman valuable reps after the Bears pre-season win over the Chargers long assessed his first professional start.

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