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Chris Long

29-Year-Old Defensive End – St. Louis Rams

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  4

STATUS:  OUT  (IR-R)     INJURY:  Ankle
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 a four-year, $50 million extension with the Rams in July of 2012 with $27 million guaranteed.

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Long (ankle), who is expected to undergo ankle surgery this week, has been placed on the Rams' injured reserve/designated to return list, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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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#3 Defensive End

Snap Count Stats

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Defensive Snaps in 2014

Chris Long was on the field for 28 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Chris Long was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 880 96
2013 786 71
2014 28 0
Chris Long 2014 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 Min 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @TB
3 Dal
4 BYE Bye Week
5 @Phi
6 SF
7 Sea
8 @KC
9 @SF
10 @Ari
11 Den
12 @SD
13 Oak
14 @Was
15 Ari
16 NYG
17 @Sea

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  (View College Stats & News)
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
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Vertical Jump:   34 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   124 in
ELITE
Bench Press
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St. Louis Rams Team Injury Report
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Chris Long: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

After undergoing ankle surgery, Long is expected to miss 8-10 weeks, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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With Long sidelined, look for William Hayes to step in and fill the starting void at left defensive end for the Rams in the meantime.
Long suffered a left ankle injury during Sunday's regular season opener.

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Long picked off a bubble screen in Friday's preseason loss to the Saints, setting up an early touchdown.

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Although overshadowed by fellow defensive end Robert Quinn, Long still had a decent 2013, with 40 tackles, 8.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

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Long more than doubled his season sack total with a trio of sacks in a 14-9 loss to the Seahawks on Monday.

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Long (thigh) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

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Long (thigh) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina.

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Long (thigh) practiced fully Thursday.

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Long (thigh) did not participate in practice Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Long registered his second sack in two weeks Sunday in a win over the Texans.

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Long picked up his first full sack of the season in Sunday's 34-20 win over Jacksonville.

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Long (hip) is listed as active for Sunday's game against Dallas.

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Long (hip) is probable for Sunday's game against Dallas.

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Long (hip) returned to practice as a full participant Thursday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.