The Chicago Bears created more family ties between their roster and St. Louis' on Wednesday when they signed offensive tackle Joe Long to a two-year contract.

The Bears signed Long (6-5, 304 pounds), the younger brother of Rams offensive tackle Jake Long, off Pittsburgh's practice squad. The club had already selected starting guard Kyle Long in the first round of the 2013 draft, and he's the younger brother of St. Louis defensive end Chris Long.

So for the Bears, it's a case of same name, different bloodline.