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Chris Long | Defensive Lineman

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/28/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 268
College: Virginia
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Rams LE Chris Long (ankle) is close to 100 percent.
Long returned for the last five games of 2014, but managed one sack over 238 snaps. He’s practicing fully at OTAs and says his ankle issues are behind him. Owed $14.3 million in 2016, Long should be in his final year with the Rams. Jun 13 - 3:17 PM

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ESPN's Nick Wagoner expects the Rams to move on from LE Chris Long after this season.

Long missed the first 10 games last year to ankle surgery. He was a non-factor when he returned, managing one sack over 238 snaps. Entering his age-30 season, the Rams have concerns Long will never regain his pre-injury form. Long is owed $12.5 million this year and counts $14.25M against the 2016 cap.
Apr 25 - 5:35 PM

Rams LE Chris Long (ankle) is active for Week 15 against the Cardinals.

Long's status was in a bit of early week doubt with the short turnaround from Sunday's win over the Redskins, but he's ready to bookend Robert Quinn. Inactive for the Rams are CB Lamarcus Joyner, CB Marcus Roberson, TE Justice Cunningham, OG Brandon Washington, TE Alex Bayer, DT Alex Carrington and DE Ethan Westbrooks.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Rams LE Chris Long had a sack in Sunday's Week 13 blowout of the Raiders, his first game since Week 1.

Long played on 40-of-81 snaps as he came off ankle surgery. Once up to speed, the former No. 2 overall pick will be up in the 75-85 percent range. He only adds to a Rams D/ST that was already lighting up the scoresheet and gets the Redskins in Week 14.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 11:48:00 AM

Rams activated LE Chris Long (ankle) from injured reserve/designated to return.

Long missed 10 games on I.R./recall His return upgrades the Rams pass rush, with William Hayes and Eugene Sims moving into situational run-stopping roles. St. Louis' D/ST is a top-five streaming option against Oakland.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 02:38:00 PM

The Rams are expected to activate LE Chris Long (ankle) from I.R./recall in time for Week 13 against the Raiders.

Long has been out since hurting his left ankle in the season opener. His 21-day window to be activated closes next week. William Hayes and Eugene Sims have been filling in opposite RE Robert Quinn. While Hayes has been nails against the run, he and Sims haven't been getting to the quarterback. Long's reinsertion into the lineup will be a boost to a defense already on the rise.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 11:04:00 AM

Rams placed LE Chris Long (ankle surgery) on injured reserve/designated to return.

He'll be first eligible to return in eight weeks. It's the last thing the embattled Rams need, as the defensive line is one of their only true strengths. They still boast impressive depth opposite all-world RE Robert Quinn, however. William Hayes and Eugene Sims are the next men up.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 04:44:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Rams LE Chris Long will undergo ankle surgery and miss 8-10 weeks.

Long needs surgery on his left ankle and will be placed on short-term I.R. He got rolled up on a third-quarter run play against the Vikings. The Rams are deep on the defensive line, but that's about all they have on that side of the ball. William Hayes and Eugene Sims will fill in opposite Robert Quinn. With Long out, opposing offensive lines can turn their focus to stopping All-Pro Quinn.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 03:50:00 PM

Rams LE Chris Long didn't seem very optimistic on his ankle injury following Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

Long went down in the third quarter and did not return. "We're still doing tests on Chris. Hopefully we'll have more information," coach Jeff Fisher said Monday. Will Hayes is Long's backup on a deep Rams' defensive line.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 01:14:00 PM

Rams LE Chris Long exited Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Vikings with a left ankle injury and is doubtful to return.

Long got rolled up on a third-quarter run play. Eugene Sims and William Hayes will fill in opposite All-Pro RE Robert Quinn.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 03:05:00 PM

Rams LE Chris Long restructured his contract to create $2 million in cap space.

Long didn't take a pay cut. He's simply converting some of his $13.2 million base salary into a bonus so it can be pro-rated over the final three years of his contract. Long has averaged 10-plus sacks over the past four seasons.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 01:20:00 PM

Rams LE Chris Long was ejected from St. Louis' Week 7 game against the Panthers.

A third-quarter melee broke out, but Long was the only player spotted throwing a punch. Long had two tackles, one for a loss, before departing. He'll be back in Week 8.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 02:55:00 PM

Rams LE Chris Long (hip) is expected to play on Sunday versus Atlanta.

Long popped up on the injury report and missed Friday's practice. It was likely more of a rest day for the veteran. Long will go up against -- and likely feast on -- Falcons RT Lamar Holmes. Holmes gave up a sack, two quarterback hits, and five hurries last week against the pass rush-starved Saints.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 09:21:00 AM

Rams LE Chris Long (hip) missed Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 2.

There are indications Long was given a rest day and he is not in danger of missing Sunday's tilt with Atlanta. "Chris is fine. He's OK," said teammate William Hayes, who would start if Long couldn't play. "He just needed that day off, just to relax." Keep Long in IDP lineups versus Falcons RT Lamar Holmes.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 03:43:00 PM

Rams LE Chris Long restructured his contract, creating $4.5 million in cap space.

The Rams were right up against the salary cap with less than $1 million in room, so the move was necessary. Long converted $6 million of his $13.25 million 2013 base salary into a roster bonus. The 28-year-old former No. 2 overall pick signed a five-year, $60.31 million deal last July.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 08:05:00 PM

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