• My Scores
  • NFL
  • MLB
  • Golf

Rams' Chris Long restructures deal, creates $4.5M in cap space

By Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

text
Chris Long has not missed a game in his five-year career. (USATSI)

The Rams will be better able to sign their draft picks, and maybe a free agent, now that defensive end Chris Long has restructured his contract.

First reported by the Post-Dispatch, Long's restructuring frees $4.5 million in cap space. St. Louis had just $244,000 in cap room before the move.

Long, who has 42 sacks in his five-year career, signed a four-year contract extension in the summer.

He's agreed to convert $6 million of his $13.25 million base salary this season to a roster bonus, spreading out the cap hit. He'll count $8.75 million against the cap in 2013.

According to Post-Dispatch beat writer Jim Thomas, the Rams are in better position to possibly re-sign safety Quintin Mikell or sign free-agent linebacker Daryl Smith, who visited the team three weeks ago.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
NEVER MISS A MOCK DRAFT
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking
 

nfl Video

July 31, 2015
Cleveland Browns training camp (1:55)
July 31, 2015
Russell Wilson signs extension with Seahawks
(4:15)
July 31, 2015
Sheldon Richardson charged with resisting arrest
(3:45)
July 31, 2015
Will Brady start week 1?
(1:58)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Charcoal Denver Broncos Training Camp Performance T-Shirt

NFL Training Camp Gear
Get your favorite team
Shop Now

2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
Picks and Projections
Get the latest picks and projections sent directly to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
Be on the lookout for the latest picks, lines, projections and analysis in your inbox.