Chicago has a few options to replace Long at guard. The Bears could insert Eric Kush in the spot (shifting him from the left side to the ride), or slide Bryan Witzmann, who has experience playing under head coach Matt Nagy, into the starting role. Rookie James Daniels, who has been in the two-deep behind Kush, is also available.
Elsewhere in injury and transaction news Saturday:
- The Minnesota Vikings expect to have running backDalvin Cook (hamstring) on Sunday for a package of plays, assuming he has a good warmup, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday night. However, sources tell Rapoport that wide receiver Stefon Diggs (ribs) is a long shot to play.
The Vikings elevated receiver and preseason fan favorite Chad Beebe to the active roster and waived tackle Storm Norton.
- The Dallas Cowboys will be without receiver Tavon Austin (groin), defensive lineman David Irving (ankle) and linebacker Joe Thomas (foot) in their game against the Tennessee Titans. Less than a week after firing their offensive line coach, they might also be without guard Zack Martin (knee) and defensive end Randy Gregory (knee), who were both listed as questionable in Saturday's injury report. Tight end Geoff Swaim (knee) is doubtful after not practicing all week.