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Chris Long

31-Year-Old Defensive End – New England Patriots

2015 Defensive Stats

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19

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Patriots brought Long in this offseason on a one-year contract following the trade of fellow defensive end Chandler Jones to Arizona. Long, now 31-years-old, will need to stay healthy in order to ...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 268   DOB: 3/28/1985  College: Virginia  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Long Contract Information:

Signed one-year deal with the Patriots in March of 2016.

March 15, 2016  –  Chris Long News

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Chris Long NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 23 16 - 40 - 4 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2009 24 16 - 43 - 5 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 25 StL 16 29 27 2 8.5 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
2011 26 StL 16 37 31 6 13 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 StL 16 33 25 8 11.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 StL 16 40 33 7 8.5 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
2014 29 StL 6 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2015 30 StL 12 19 9 10 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Chris Long – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Defensive End

Snap Count Stats

485

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Chris Long was on the field for 485 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

21

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Chris Long was on the field for 21 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 786 71
2014 232 0
2015 485 21
Chris Long 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Pit
2 @Buf 50 5 6 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Jax 45 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Dal 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Ind
6 NYJ
7 Mia
8 Was
9 @NYG
10 Buf
11 @Den 33 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Phi 48 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Hou 40 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Ten
15 @NYJ 41 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Mia 34 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 KC
Playoffs @Den

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Chris Long
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   268 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.75 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   7.02 sec
GREAT
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   34 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   124 in
ELITE
Bench Press
Not Available
New England Patriots Team Injury Report
Doubtful
Out
WR
Danny Amendola  PUP-P
OG
Tre' Jackson  PUP-P
RB
Dion Lewis  PUP-P
OT

Chris Long: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Long will take a free agent visit with the Redskins on Tuesday, ESPN's Trey Wingo reports.

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Long was released by the Rams on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Long (knee) is active for Sunday's game at Baltimore.

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Long (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Baltimore, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports.

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Long (knee) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

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Long (knee) is inactive Sunday against the Bears, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Despite returning to practice Friday, Long is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bears, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Long (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Minnesota, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports.

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Long (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Long wasn't able to join the Rams until December due to ankle surgery and never really looked comfortable when he did return, leaving 2014 largely as a lost season. However, 2015 should be a bounce-back season for the seven-year veteran, as a ferocious Rams' front line became even better with the addition of Nick Fairley. Fellow defensive end Robert Quinn will get the lion's share of the attention, but Long has the potential for about 10 sacks and could rack up 30-40 tackles of his own.

2014

Long came into last season with 24.5 sacks in his previous two years, but he only managed 8.5 last season, while adding 40 tackles. The latter stat marked his highest total since 2009, but the drop in sacks was a bit disappointing. He is understandably overlooked due to teammate Robert Quinn, who set a franchise-record with 19 sacks last season, but if teams decide to throw a double-team at Quinn in 2014, Long could have the opportunity for double-digit sacks again.

2013

Long and fellow defensive end Robert Quinn combined for 22 sacks, as the Rams tied with the Broncos for the league lead in sacks. Quinn figures to surpass Long as the team's best defensive end in the near future, but this could open up more one-on-one opportunities for Long.

2012

As the second overall pick in the 2008 draft, it appeared prior to last year that Long would never live up to his draft status, even after finishing the 2010 season with 8.5 sacks. He managed finally to turn the corner in 2011, though, and posted 13 sacks despite playing through a problematic ankle injury for all of December. He might see a fair amount of double teams to start the season, but with Robert Quinn, Kendall Langford and Michael Brockers playing on the same line, it is not likely offenses will get away with that for long. It would be a disappointment if Long can't breeze past double-digit sacks in 2012.

2011

It seems unlikely that Long will ever justify his selection as the second overall pick in 2008, but he at least showed some ability as a pass rusher for the first time last year. After totaling just nine sacks in his first two seasons, he reached 8.5 in 2010. His career-low 29 tackles were underwhelming, though. Furthermore, the addition of Robert Quinn in St. Louis is a threat to his snap count, making Long a mediocre IDP option again in 2011.

2010

Long will move to the right defensive end spot in 2010 with Leonard Little out of the picture and should continue to be one of the club's better bets as far as IDP players go.

2009

Perhaps more was expected as the No. 2 overall pick in 2008 draft, but Long was one of the most impressive defensive rookies last year, totaling four sacks and 40 tackles, which led all first-year ends. This year, he’ll ply his trade for new St. Louis head coach Steve Spagnuolo. Howie’s kid couldn’t ask for a better tutor. Spagnuolo’s system has been very kind to defensive ends – just ask Justin Tuck. Long has both the size and speed to thrive in Spagnuolo’s system, which requires the D-linemen to get up field in a hurry, as opposed to the read-and-react attack St. Louis employed last year. Long might have worn down in the second half of his rookie season as he recorded only nine tackles in the last seven games. That shouldn’t be a problem this year, and Long’s IDP stats should improve significantly in his sophomore campaign.

2008

Long racked up 14 sacks at Virgina in 2007 and should have an immediate impact for the Rams. He will see plenty time in a rotation with James Hall and Leonard Little. Long's talent should keep him on the field and he could lead all rookies in sacks.