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  Eagles | Chris Long announces retirement    Sat May 18, 09:23 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DL Chris Long announced his retirement from the NFL Saturday, May 18.

Footballguys view: This move was expected by Long at some point this offseason. He finishes his 11-year career as a two-time Super Bowl Champion (Patriots, Eagles) with 70 sacks and 15 forced fumbles in 162 games. Long was a solid player on the field but a spectacular ambassador for the league and a great man off the field.

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  Eagles | Chris Long decision looming    Tue Apr 30, 11:25 AM

Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long has a $1 million roster bonus Wednesday, May 1. Long is contemplating his football future.

Footballguys view: The Eagles should be planning on Long retiring. Earlier this month, Long made that clear on the airwaves. "Too hard on my body, my family, on everyone else to kind of go through it for a role that's far from perfect," Long said on the Philadelphia Enquirer's podcast. "I told [the team] this maybe a month ago: 'Hey, listen, plan like I'm not going to be back."

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  Eagles | Chris Long has contract restructured    Sat Mar 16, 10:45 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have restructured the contract of DL Chris Long, even though he has not made a decision about whether he will continue playing. He was scheduled to receive a $2 million roster bonus but it has been moved until after the draft because he was uncomfortable accepting it due to his uncertain future, according to an NFL source. Long has one year left on his current contract and would earn a base salary of $3.5 million in 2019, with a salary cap hit of $5.6 million.

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  Eagles | Chris Long records pair of sacks    Sun Dec 23, 04:52 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long had two total stops with two sacks, a tackle for loss and three quarterback hits in Week 16 against the Houston Texans.

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  Eagles | Chris Long briefly left game    Sun Dec 23, 01:36 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long (head) left the Week 16 game early and was evaluated for a head injury but has been cleared to return.

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  Eagles | Chris Long plans to play    Mon Mar 26, 01:34 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long has informed the team that he plans to play in 2018, according to a source.

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  Eagles | Chris Long restructures    Wed Mar 21, 10:51 AM

Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long restructured his contract Wednesday, March 21, to guarantee him $3 million in 2018. His base salary was increased to $2.5 million guaranteed from $1 million non-guaranteed, and the per-game roster bonuses were removed.

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  Eagles | Wednesday status report for Eagles    Wed Oct 11, 03:08 PM

Philadelphia Eagles CB Ronald Darby (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 11, and has been ruled out for Week 6. DT Beau Allen (foot), DE Chris Long (foot) and DT Destiny Vaeao (wrist) were limited and are questionable. S Jaylen Watkins (hamstring) participated fully and is questionable. FS Corey Graham (hamstring), LB Jordan Hicks and FS Rodney McLeod (hamstring) also participated fully.

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  Eagles | Tuesday injury report for Eagles    Tue Oct 10, 02:10 PM

Philadelphia Eagles CB Ronald Darby (ankle) and OT Lane Johnson (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 10. DT Beau Allen (foot), DE Chris Long (foot) and DT Destiny Vaeao (wrist) were limited. FS Corey Graham (hamstring), LB Jordan Hicks (ankle), FS Rodney McLeod (hamstring) and S Jaylen Watkins (hamstring) participated fully.

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  Eagles | Monday practice report for Eagles    Mon Oct 9, 07:24 PM

Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson (concussion) and CB Ronald Darby (ankle) did not participate in the team's walkthrough Monday, Oct. 9. T Beau Allen (foot), DT Fletcher Cox (calf), DE Chris Long (foot) and DT Destiny Vaeao (wrist) were limited during the walkthrough. FS Corey Graham (hamstring), LB Jordan Hicks (ankle), FS Rodney McLeod (hamstring) and S Jaylen Watkins (hamstring) fully participated.

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  Eagles | Derek Barnett pushing Chris Long    Tue Jul 18, 10:25 AM

Philadelphia Eagles DE Derek Barnett is pushing DE Chris Long for the starting job. Long is expected to be the starter for now.

Footballguys view: Barnett was one of the most productive players to come out in the 2017 NFL draft. He broke Reggie White's all-time sack record at the University of Tennessee, and Barnett has the makings of a star pro. Even if he doesn't win the starting job, Barnett should get plenty of snaps as a pass rushing specialist for the Eagles.

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  Eagles | Philly DEs will be part of rotation    Sat Jun 24, 04:14 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DEs Derek Barnett, Brandon Graham, Chris Long and Vinny Curry are expected to be a part of a rotation at the defensive ends spots during the regular season.

Footballguys view: The Eagles have a nice mix of experience and youth at this position. We love the upside of Barnett, one of the most productive players coming out of college in 2017. Barnett finished his college career as the all-time leader in sacks at the University of Tennessee. His technique and hustle could help him make an early impact as a pro.

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  Eagles | Chris Long financial details    Sun Apr 2, 10:29 AM

Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long's contract includes options for the 2018 through 2021 seasons, with the possibility of earning up to $11.25 million. The deal features a $500,000 signing bonus, $1 million base salary for the 2017 season, $31,250 for every game active and a $500,000 roster bonus due by the third game of the 2018 season, in addition to the options for future years.

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  Eagles | Chris Long a good fit in Philly    Fri Mar 31, 11:18 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long said he feels like he has a lot left and believes he is a good fit in Philadelphia's defensive scheme.

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  Eagles | Chris Long to the Eagles    Tue Mar 28, 11:52 AM

Free-agent DE Chris Long (Patriots) agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday, March 28. It's believed to be worth around the $2.4 million he made last year.

Footballguys view: Long will bring veteran leadership to the Eagles lockerroom. He'll be able to contribute as a part-time pass rusher who could snare around five sacks or so in 2017.

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  Patriots | Chris Long will not return to Patriots    Wed Mar 1, 03:00 PM

New England Patriots impending free-agent DE Chris Long said he will not re-sign with the Patriots this offseason.

Footballguys view: Long just wants a larger role. He did play 677 snaps this year, but he only played 15 snaps in the Super Bowl. With only a couple years left in the tank, Long will have more than a few suitors.

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  Patriots | Chris Long working at LDE for Pats    Wed Jun 8, 10:40 PM

New England Patriots DE Chris Long has taken a bulk of the reps in minicamp opposite DE Jabaal Sheard in the customary left defensive end spot previously held by DE/LB Rob Ninkovich. Ninkovich has been working as an off-the-line linebacker.

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  Patriots | Chris Long joins New England    Wed Mar 16, 12:40 AM

The New England Patriots signed free-agent DE Chris Long (Rams) to a one-year contract Tuesday, March 15. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Footballguys view: After trading away DE Chandler Jones (Cardinals), the Patriots had to do something at the position. Adding Long makes a lot of sense. Over the last two years, Long has battled through various injuries and that's why the Pats may use him as a rotational player. If healthy, Long provides the team with great value.

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  Cowboys | Chris Long to visit with Dallas    Mon Mar 14, 12:44 PM

Free-agent DE Chris Long (Rams) has three more visits this week, with one being the Dallas Cowboys.

Footballguys view: Long needs to stay healthy if he wants to get his career back on track. With only three sacks over his last 16 games, Long is likely to be a situational pass-rusher no matter where he signs.

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  Patriots | Chris Long visiting New England    Sun Mar 13, 11:31 PM

Free-agent DE Chris Long (Rams) will visit and work out for the New England Patriots Monday, March 14.

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  Falcons | Chris Long to visit    Thu Mar 10, 12:30 PM

Free-agent DE Chris Long (Rams) will visit with the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, March 10.

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  Cowboys | Chris Long could meet with Dallas    Wed Mar 9, 10:26 AM

Free-agent DE Chris Long (Rams) could meet with the Dallas Cowboys, but no meeting is set up at this time.

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  Redskins | Chris Long has interest    Tue Mar 8, 08:03 PM

Free-agent DE Chris Long (Rams) enjoyed his visit with the Washington Redskins and has interest in signing there. However, Long still has more free-agent trips on the horizon.

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  Redskins | Chris Long to visit    Mon Mar 7, 11:13 AM

Free-agent DE Chris Long (Rams) will visit with the Washington Redskins Tuesday, March 8, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Washington could add Long for veteran leadership with the hopes that he could stay healthy and be an impact rotational pass-rusher. A defensive end for his entire career, if signed by Washington we'd see Long moved to outside linebacker.

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  NFL | Chris Long has interest    Mon Feb 22, 10:40 AM

Free-agent DE Chris Long (Rams) has been pursued by contenders, but he may not sign quickly as he's expecting the birth of his child soon.

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  Rams | Chris Long, James Laurinaitis cut    Fri Feb 19, 03:06 PM

Los Angeles Rams DE Chris Long and LB James Laurinaitis were released Friday, Feb. 19.

Footballguys view: Long needs to stay healthy in order to play up to his potential. Over the last two years, Long has appeared in just 18 games and he split time at LE in 2015 with William Hayes. Laurinaitis is no longer the player he used to be as injuries have robbed him of his ability.

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  Rams | St. Louis Week 11 injury report    Fri Nov 20, 04:27 PM

St. Louis Rams OT Rob Havenstein (calf) is doubtful for Week 11 against the Baltimore Ravens. TE Justice Cunningham (finger), DE Chris Long (knee) and DE Robert Quinn (hip) are questionable, while C Tim Barnes (concussion) is probable. Havenstein did not practice Friday, Nov. 20. Cunningham, Long and Quinn were limited, while Barnes practiced in full.

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  Rams | Thursday practice report for Week 11    Thu Nov 19, 04:06 PM

St. Louis Rams OT Rob Havenstein (calf) and DE Robert Quinn (hip) did not practice Thurday, Nov. 19. C Tim Barnes (concussion) and DE Chris Long (knee) participated fully.

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  Rams | Wednesday practice report for Week 11    Wed Nov 18, 06:56 PM

St. Louis Rams OT Rob Havenstein (calf) and DE Robert Quinn (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 18. C Tim Barnes (concussion) was limited. DE Chris Long (knee) participated fully.

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  Rams | St. Louis' Week 10 inactives    Sun Nov 15, 11:47 AM

The St. Louis Rams have declared OT Andrew Donnal, DL Chris Long, S Christian Bryant, DL Doug Worthington, TE Justice Cunningham, DL Matt Longacre, QB Sean Mannion inactive for Week 10.

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  Rams | St. Louis Week 10 injury report    Fri Nov 13, 05:40 PM

St. Louis Rams DE Chris Long (knee) is doubtful for Week 10 against the Chicago Bears. DE Robert Quinn (knee), OT Rob Havenstein (ankle) and S T.J. McDonald (foot) are questionable, while LB Akeem Ayers (illness) and RB Chase Reynolds (thigh) are probable. Long, Quinn, Havenstein and McDonald were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 13, while Ayers and Reynolds practiced in full.

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  Rams | Thursday practice report for Week 10    Thu Nov 12, 05:29 PM

St. Louis Rams DE Chris Long (knee) and S T.J. McDonald (foot) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 12. DE Robert Quinn (knee) and OT Rob Havenstein (ankle) were limited. LB Akeem Ayers (illness) and RB Chase Reynolds (thigh) participated fully.

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  Rams | Wednesday practice report for Week 10     Wed Nov 11, 06:27 PM

St. Louis Rams LB Akeem Ayers (illness), OT Rob Havenstein (ankle), DE Chris Long (knee), S T.J. McDonald (foot) and DE Robert Quinn (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 11. RB Chase Reynolds (thigh) participated fully.

Footballguys view: Quinn and Long missed last week's loss to Minnesota. If they are out vs. Chicago, Jay Cutler's life gets easier.

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Chase Reynolds player page
T.J. McDonald player page


  Rams | St. Louis' Week 9 inactives    Sun Nov 8, 11:37 AM

The St. Louis Rams have declared RB Chase Reynolds, DL Chris Long, DL Doug Worthington, OT Rob Havenstein, DL Robert Quinn, QB Sean Mannion, FS T.J. McDonald inactive for Week 9.

Footballguys view: The Rams will be without three starters on defense, but it affects Teddy Bridgewater's matchup a lot more than Adrian Peterson's.

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  Rams | St. Louis injury report for Week 9    Fri Nov 6, 04:46 PM

St. Louis Rams DE Chris Long (knee) has been ruled out for Week 9 against the Minnesota Vikings. DE Robert Quinn (knee), DE William Hayes (thigh), RB Chase Reynolds (thigh), OT Rob Havenstein (ankle) and S T.J. McDonald (foot) are questionable. Long, Quinn, Havenstein and McDonald did not practice Friday, Nov. 6. Hayes and Reynolds were limited in practice.

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  Rams | Thursday practice report for Week 9    Thu Nov 5, 05:08 PM

St. Louis Rams DEs Chris Long (knee), Robert Quinn (knee) and William Hayes (thigh), RB Chase Reynolds (thigh) and OT Rob Havenstein (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 5. S T.J. McDonald (foot) was limited.

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  Rams | Wednesday practice report for Week 9    Wed Nov 4, 06:49 PM

St. Louis Rams DE Chris Long (knee), DE Robert Quinn (knee), DE William Hayes (thigh), RB Chase Reynolds (thigh) and OT Rob Havenstein (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 4. S T.J. McDonald (foot) was limited.

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  Rams | Week 8 Inactives    Sun Nov 1, 11:49 AM

The St. Louis Rams have declared DL Chris Long, S Christian Bryant, OG Cody Wichmann, DL Doug Worthington, TE Justice Cunningham, QB Sean Mannion, RB Trey Watts inactive for Week 8.

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  Rams | Chris Long not close to returning    Sat Oct 31, 12:01 PM

St. Louis Rams DE Chris Long (knee) has been ruled out for the Week 8 game against the San Francisco 49ers and is expected to miss several more weeks because of his knee injury.

Footballguys view: The Rams defense is damn good, but with Long they'd be even better. William Hayes will continue to play more with Long out, although Hayes is listed as questionable with a thigh injury.

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  Rams | Friday injury report for Week 8    Fri Oct 30, 05:05 PM

St. Louis Rams S T.J. McDonald (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the San Francisco 49ers. DE Chris Long (knee), DE Robert Quinn (knee) and DE William Hayes (thigh) are questionable, while DT Nick Fairley (illness), TE Lance Kendricks (thumb) and LB James Laurinaitis (elbow) are probable. McDonald didn't practice Friday, Oct. 30, while the others were all full participants.

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William Hayes player page
Nick Fairley player page
Lance Kendricks player page
Robert Quinn player page
T.J. McDonald player page


  Rams | Thursday practice report for Week 8    Thu Oct 29, 10:18 PM

St. Louis Rams DE Chris Long (knee), FS T.J. McDonald (shoulder) and DE Robert Quinn (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 29. DT Nick Fairley (illness) and DE William Hayes (thigh) were limited participants, and LB James Laurinaitis was a full participant.

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Nick Fairley player page
Lance Kendricks player page
Robert Quinn player page
T.J. McDonald player page


  Rams | Wednesday practice report for Week 8    Wed Oct 28, 08:15 PM

St. Louis Rams FS T.J. McDonald (shoulder), DE Chris Long (knee), DE Robert Quinn (knee), DT William Hayes (thigh) and DT Nick Fairley (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28. TE Lance Kendricks (thumb) and LB James Laurinaitis (elbow) fully participated in practice.

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William Hayes player page
Nick Fairley player page
Lance Kendricks player page
Robert Quinn player page
T.J. McDonald player page


  Rams | Rams Week 7 inactives include Tre Mason    Sun Oct 25, 12:01 PM

The St. Louis Rams have declared LB Alec Ogletree, OT Andrew Donnal, DL Chris Long, LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar, TE Lance Kendricks, QB Sean Mannion, RB Tre Mason inactive for Week 7.

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  Rams | Friday injury report for Week 7    Fri Oct 23, 05:43 PM

St. Louis Rams LB Alec Ogletree (ankle) and DE Chris Long (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 23, and have been ruled out for the Week 7 game against the Cleveland Browns. TE Lance Kendricks (hand) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. DE Robert Quinn (knee) and CB Janoris Jenkins (concussion) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.

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  Rams | Thursday practice report for Week 7    Thu Oct 22, 05:29 PM

St. Louis Rams LB Alec Ogletree (ankle), DE Chris Long (knee), TE Lance Kendricks (hand) and DE Robert Quinn (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 22. CB Janoris Jenkins (concussion) was limited. The Rams didn't actually practice Thursday, so the report is an estimation.

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  Rams | Wednesday practice report for Week 7    Wed Oct 21, 06:44 PM

St. Louis Rams LB Alec Ogletree (ankle), DE Chris Long (knee), TE Lance Kendricks (hand) and DE Robert Quinn (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 21. CB Janoris Jenkins (concussion) was limited.

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  Rams | Chris Long week-to-week    Mon Oct 12, 07:58 PM

St. Louis Rams DE Chris Long (knee) has a hyperextended right knee and avoided any serious ligament damage, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. 'We got good news,' Fisher said. 'It's not an ACL or MCL, so that's good. We feared the worst last night. We don't know if he's going to be available this week (or) for a couple of weeks. So we'll just kind of go week to week on him.'

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on the practice reports next week. The Rams are entering their bye week, so Long will have an extra week to recover.

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  Rams | Chris Long will not return    Sun Oct 11, 03:26 PM

St. Louis Rams DE Chris Long (knee) will not return to Week 5's game against the Green Bay Packers after suffering a knee injury.

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  Rams | Chris Long at practice    Tue Aug 4, 05:14 PM

St. Louis Rams DE Chris Long (back) is at practice after missing the first three days due to back issues.

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  Rams | Chris Long almost 100 percent    Sat Jun 13, 09:10 PM

St. Louis Rams DE Chris Long (ankle) has been encouraged by his progress during organized team activities (OTAs), and he feels like he is almost back to his old self after missing 10 games due to a unique ankle injury in 2014. Long said he is almost back to 100 percent healthy.

Footballguys view: Long missed most of last season, but he did return for the final five games of 2014. He only had one sack last year as he didn't look like his old self. Long has a $12.5 million cap number this year, so getting him back to full strength (and full production) is a must for the Rams.

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