The veteran is expected to anchor a strong defensive line this year after playing just six games last season because of an injury. Long 51 1/2 career sacks in seven seasons in St. Louis.
All three players came into the contest listed as probable, and were always expected to play. Jenkins is dealing with a back injury. Long was listed on the injury report, but it was for non-injury reasons. Wells also has a back issue. Both Wells and Jenkins fully participated in practice on Friday.
Long came into the contest listed as questionable due to an ankle injury. He was unable to practice on Monday and Tuesday, but put in a full practice on Wednesday. Long has played in just three games this season due to foot surgery.