Coach Matt Nagy indicated to reporters at Halas Hall on Friday that Long should be able to play Monday night's game with the Seahawks.
We now have at least part of that answer.
Schefter does not specify details on Kendricks' punishment.
Before the Browns released him, the NFL was apparently strongly considering placing Kendricks on the commissioner's exempt list last month, which would have meant him sitting out with pay; the league used the exempt list in the past with Adrian Peterson in 2014 during his child abuse case, and the same year with Greg Hardy.
The Chicago Bears will welcome Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks to Soldier Field on Monday night and they'll do so with a healthy roster. Now the league must figure out what to do with a player involved in a white-collar crime who has tried to make amends for the situation.
Kendricks was released by Cleveland after it was revealed that he had been charged and would plead guilty - he faces sentencing in January and could get 30-37 months in prison. "It happened four and a half years ago, so it's a story that's been worked on for a long time. We've come to learn who he is and what he's all about and how remorseful he was and how he admitted to his mistake a long time ago".
Carroll also said the Seahawks have been in communication with the league but that "there's nothing that we can really report on it. The process continues, but we just checked everything we could possibly check out, and he's a guy that deserves a second chance".