Philadelphia Eagles to pad D-line with Chris Long

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One month removed from winning a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots, Chris Long has found a new team.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that the 32-year-old pass rusher has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles. Rapoport was told that Long will sign a one-year pact offering close to the $2.4 million he made in New England in 2016.

Long parted ways with the Patriots shortly after their Super Bowl win over the Falcons, stating the reasons for his departure on Instagram:

“This has zero to do with money, etc. It’s the right move in my heart because I want to get back to being the player I was before,” wrote Long, who played just 15 snaps in the Super Bowl. “I’m thankful for my role this year, but as a competitor, I’m itching to do what I do best.”

After posting four sacks last season, Long joins a deep Eagles line that also includes Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry on the edge with Fletcher Cox and Beau Allen inside.

Long is widely seen as a veteran who can also bring leadership to any locker room he’s a part of. The Eagles aren’t getting a player in his prime, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see the former Rams star play more snaps than he did down the stretch in New England.


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