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Chris Long

Chris Long - #91 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 270 lbs.
Birthday 03/28/1985
Birthplace Santa Monica, CA
College Virginia
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 1st round, 2nd pick by Rams

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Rams place Hovan on I.R.

Posted Aug. 06, 2010 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
With a need to have players practicing and competing for jobs in training camp, the Rams have placed DT Chris Hovan on injured reserve with a back injury, head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Friday.

Report: Bradford signs richest rookie deal

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Rams QB Sam Bradford is the richest rookie in NFL history. The No. 1 overall draft choice has agreed to a six-year, $78 million contract that has a maximum value of $86 million with incentives, a league source has told ...

Rams toying with switching around OTs

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
The Rams’ offensive line has picked right up where it left off early in the offseason as a particularly hot topic, with the news that OTs Jason Smith and Rodger Saffold could be trading places.

Rams sign rookies Saffold, Onobun

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Rams signed two more rookies Wednesday afternoon — second-round OT Rodger Saffold and sixth-round TE Fendi Onobun. Terms of their contracts were undisclosed.

Top 20 key players in NFC West

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 9:09 a.m. ET
Dan Arkush identifies the top five players on each NFC West team who figure to play crucial roles, including Rams rookie QB Sam Bradford.

NFC West training-camp reports

Posted July 26, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
In the final installment of our training-camp reports, we look at NFC West teams, including the Seahawks, who'll use Aaron Curry as a stand-up end.

Report: Rams rookie CB Murphy arrested

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Rams rookie CB Jerome Murphy was arrested in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday and charged with a misdemeanor count of driving without a valid license, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

Patriots restocked roster after Super Bowl wins

Posted July 10, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
We look at how defending Super Bowl champions drafted from 2000-09. Some teams — such as the 2005 Patriots, who drafted OG Logan Mankins — fared well, while others struggled.

Rams tackle DT woes with seasoned vets

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
After opting not to select either Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy in the first round of this year's draft, the Rams are banking on experienced veterans Fred Robbins and Chris Hovan to fortify the DT position.

Fantasy position battles: QBs

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
With Ben Roethlisberger suspended, PFW's Michael Blunda says the Steelers' QB battle between Byron Leftwich and Dennis Dixon is one to watch this preseason.

Rams' backup RB situation remains worrisome

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
One of the Rams' biggest concerns is the lack of a decent complementary running back behind workhorse Steven Jackson, who is coming off back surgery.

Rams sign two more draft picks

Posted June 28, 2010 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
WR Mardy Gilyard, whom St. Louis selected in the fourth round with the 99th overall pick, has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $2.34 million contract, and the Rams also have come to terms with fifth-round pick DE Hall Davis.

Rams sign third-round CB Murphy

Posted June 26, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
The Rams made third-round CB Jerome Murphy the highest-drafted rookie to sign a contract up to now, reportedly signing him to a four-year deal worth $2.7 million, including a $937,739 signing bonus.

Report: Rams sign rookies Selvie, Hull

Posted June 26, 2010 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
The Rams are working from the bottom up in terms of nailing down deals with their 2010 draft crop, reportedly signing two of their three seventh-round picks — DE George Selvie and ILB Josh Hull.

Atogwe maintains he never wanted to leave Rams

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
To hear O.J. Atogwe tell it, there was never any doubt in his mind about wanting to remain a fixture at free safety in the Rams’ secondary for the long haul.

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Posted Dec. 01, 2011
Long did not practice Thursday due to an ankle injury.||||||| Long said he felt fine and sat out practice as a precautionary measure. He leads the team with 10 sacks.
Posted Aug. 03, 2009
After just a year in the NFL, Long feels like a veteran. The St. Louis Rams' defensive end was the team's No. 1 pick last year and the second overall selection. He started all 16 games and had 57 tackles and four sacks _ tied for second-most among NFC rookies.||||||| As he enters his second season, the Rams expect even bigger things from Long. So does he, saying that he's now more comfortable not only with what's expected of him on the field, but the off-the-field routine. "He's a second-year player," Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said. "There's a big jump you've got to make from year one to year two, and we're hoping Chris makes that."
Posted July 20, 2008
Defensive end Chris Long agreed to a multiyear deal with the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, leaving plenty of time for the second overall pick in the 2008 draft to report to training camp.||||||| The Rams project Long will start at right end, beefing up an anemic pass rush. The Rams report to training camp at Concordia University in Mequon, Wis., on Thursday.
Posted July 20, 2008
The St. Louis Rams and Long, the second overall pick in the draft, reached an agreement on a contract Saturday night, according to a published report.||||||| Long, the son of Hall of Famer Howie Long, is expected to sign a deal that covers at least five years early next week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on its web site. The Rams report to training camp at Concordia University in Mequon, Wis., on Thursday. The Rams anticipate the 279-pound Long starting at right end to beef up an anemic pass rush.

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