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11-08-2019, 05:05 AM,
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LAKE FOREST , Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long took it too far and knew it.Long had already apologized to teammates for a practice fight last Wednesday night at Halas Hall in which he removed the helmet of rookie Jalen Dalton and began using it as a hammer. On Tuesday, he also apologized to Bears fans and media members.“Obviously what I did was absolutely unacceptable as a human being,” Long said. “As a teammate, without question, what I did was uncalled for and absolutely so far over the line.“It was on me to handle it internally and speak to the people I needed to speak to. I’ve done that.”Long, the son of Hall of Fame defensive end Howie Long, was not allowed to take the trip to New Jersey for Friday’s preseason game with the New York Giants. He began practicing again Tuesday with the team and the Bears are keeping further disciplinary action confidential.“It was wrong what I did, and in a lapse of judgment, that’s where I ended up,” Long said. “And it reflected poorly on the organization, the city, the offensive line room and that was never my intention.“Moving forward I intend to make amends.”Bears coach Matt Nagy had said on Monday that Long apologized to the team and coaches.“We’re past it,” Nagy said. “Now it’s not about talking anymore. For us, it’s about everybody showing what we can do.“It’s showing by your actions, whether that’s being a good football player or being a good person. I always tell my kids: ‘Don’t talk about it; be about it.’ So it’s time to start being about it.”The successful training camp and offseason Long has enjoyed compared to some recent ones made the eruption somewhat surprising. Long hasn’t been healthy and able to participate fully in all offseason and preseason work the past three seasons, but has called this one of his best camps.Nagy pointed out the position’s nature lends itself to occasional bouts of frustration.“I’m not surprised because those guys are in the trenches every day banging and sometimes for certain reasons you get triggered and things happen,” Nagy said. “But that’s where we’ve got to be mentally strong, be mentally mature and get past that part.”Yet Aaron Lynch Jersey , Nagy made it clear the behavior won’t be tolerated.“Our guys know it,” Nagy said. “If there was a lot of malicious intent or it continues to keep happening, then I even have more decisions to make.”The incident had been the third fight in three practices and the second one involving Long. Defensive end Akiem Hicks and Long also engaged in a post-play shoving match after a play in the team’s final training camp practice at Bourbonnais.“I think the Akiem-and-I thing, that’s the nature of two giants getting frustrated with each other over the course of time,” Long said. “Akiem and I are good buddies. But when we’re on the field he’s trying to get the quarterback and I’m trying to put him 5 yards behind the line of scrimmage.“He understands that and I understand that. Sometimes we get frustrated. It’s like siblings. We bicker or we push each other around.”Nagy has refused to use starters much — if at all — in preseason games. The first-team offense has been on the field three plays.Long admitted sometimes it gets frustrating facing only the same teammates in practice this late into the preseason, and players wouldn’t mind facing a different opponent.“I think there are two separate conversations,” Long said. “What I was involved with last week was unacceptable regardless of who we practice against or who we play against, what line of work you’re in, regardless.“But I will say that there is some merit to the fact that we want to (face) other people. We love each other. We enjoy practicing against each other, but it will be nice to see some other people.”NOTES: Guard Cody Whitehair returned to practice after a finger injury last Wednesday. … Tackle Rashaad Coward remained sidelined with an elbow injury and outside linebacker Aaron Lynch is still missing practice with a shoulder injury. … Defensive end Jonathan Bullard was at practice but did not participate. No reason was provided by the Bears. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Even the most die-hard of Bills and Jets fans might have a tough time getting fired up about this one.Struggling offenses, quarterback questions and losing streaks are the ugly story lines marking the latest matchup of AFC East rivals, the first of their two meetings this season.“It’s the NFL and anybody can be beat in this league,” Jets safety Jamal Adams said. “You’ve definitely got to show up each and every Sunday. It doesn’t matter what the numbers are.”Well, they aren’t very good — for either side — when it comes to offense.The Bills (2-7) have the 31st-ranked overall unit and have been dealing with a quarterback carousel all season, and were trying to figure out late in the week where it would stop this time.Rookie Josh Allen has missed three games with a sprained right throwing elbow , veteran Derek Anderson was in concussion protocol, and turnover-prone Nathan Peterman has been healthy but ineffective Kevin White Color Rush Jersey , to put it mildly. He completed a career-high 31 passes last week against Chicago, but also had three interceptions in the 41-9 rout by the Bears.It has been a problem all season no matter who has been under center for the Bills, who have lost four straight. They have scored two touchdowns in their last four games, and been outscored 103-20 in its last three.“Well, you know, the result, obviously, is not what we want it to be on the offensive side,” coach Sean McDermott said. “We’ve got to continue to find ways to create things, to create separation, to create wins in the 1-on-1 game, whether it’s the run game or the pass game. You always look at yourself first. I expect myself and our coaches to look at ourselves first, and I expect the players to look at themselves first.“Collectively, though, we have to do a better job.”The Jets (3-6) know the feeling.Todd Bowles’ bunch has echoed those sentiments during the team’s second three-game skid of the season.“We’re kind of realizing that it’s a time to come closer together as a team, as a family and as a brotherhood,” defensive lineman Leonard Williams said. “When times are starting to get hard, that’s when we’ve got to face adversity arm in arm and face it as a team.”It appears they’ll have to do it without rookie Sam Darnold , who is dealing with a foot strain that could sideline him a few weeks. Darnold leads the league with 14 interceptions, so 39-year-old Josh McCown might be what the Jets need to get things back on track for the league’s 29th-ranked offense.“I’ll go out and expect to play to my standard and to the standard of this football team,” McCown said, “and win a football game.”Here are other things to know about the Bills-Jets matchup at MetLife Stadium:THE REAL McCOY?Bills running back LeSean McCoy is off to the worst start of his career with just 267 yards rushing and has yet to score.He had 10 yards on 10 carries against the Bears, and hasn’t been anything close to the dynamic player he has been throughout his career. McCoy was mentioned as a possible piece in a trade leading up to last week’s deadline, but remains with Buffalo.OH, SNAP!The struggles of Jets center Spencer Long have epitomized the New York’s problems on offense.Long has been trying to play through an injured right middle finger on his snapping hand, and things really came to a head last week when he had several wayward snaps out of the shotgun. Bowles finally pulled him for Jonotthan Harrison late in the game, and Long could find himself on the sideline again this week.FAMILIAR FACEThe Bills were so desperate for receiver help they thrust Terrelle Pryor on the field five days after signing him. That came two weeks after the Jets cut him with an injury settlement because of an ailing groin.New York thought he’d be sidelined a while, but Pryor was back on the field last Sunday and had two catches for 19 yards. He’ll have a chance to show the Jets how healthy he is Sunday.ELI RETURNSSecond-year running back Elijah McGuire had 30 yards on seven carries and three catches for 37 yards for the Jets in his season debut after spending the first eight games on injured reserve with a broken foot.McGuire has stepped into the dual-threat role usually held Bilal Powell, who’s out for the season with a neck injury.“Really nice,” offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates said of McGuire’s play. “I was really fired up about him last year. A true pro, reminds me of Kevin Faulk. I thought he played very well.”BRIGHT SPOTBuffalo’s defense ranks third overall in the NFL, including third against the pass and 11th against the run.The Bills were done in by offensive turnovers last week against the Bears, but they allowed only 190 yards of offense by Chicago. It was the fewest allowed since 103 in a 19-0 win vs. Miami in 2013. It was also the fewest in a Bills loss since a 20-6 defeat at Baltimore in 2004.

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