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Kyle Long gets first career start at right tackle vs. Packers

Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long (75) along the sidelines prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long (75) along the sidelines prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears had a fluid offensive line situation coming into Week 1, and on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers they went with Kyle Long over Charles Leno Jr. as the starting right tackle. As a result, Vladimir Ducasse came off the bench to start at right guard.

This is a totally new venture for Long, as Kevin Fishbain of ChicagoFootball.com points out.

Long, 26, is in his third season and before Sunday had only lined up at guard for the Bears. He was a first-round pick in 2013 (20th overall) and was a Pro Bowler in each of his first two years in the NFL.

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His first day at tackle will be a test against a tough division rival.

(h/t @kfishbain)