Long recorded four tackles (one solo), 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble in Thursday's 18-12 win over Atlanta. Long sacked Matt Ryan and forced a fumble that would kill a fourth-quarter Atlanta drive while the Falcons led by two. The 33-year-old had another sack called back by a Derek Barnett penalty. The Virginia product played 39 snaps -- the least of the core defensive lineman -- but just seven fewer than the night's pacesetter, Fletcher Cox. The Eagles have an inviting matchup with the Buccaneers at home in Week 2.
Long has yet to decide whether he will play during the 2018 season, NFL.com reports. The Eagles reportedly offered Long, who is currently under contract through 2018, a one-year extension that would bump his salary from $1 million in base pay to $4 million guaranteed The soon-to-be 33-year-old has yet to accept or decline the offer and presumably won't take action on that front until he determines his future in the sport. Long was serviceable in a rotational role at defensive end last season, notching 20 tackles and five sacks across 495 defensive snaps.
Long recorded two solo tackles, one sack and one forced fumble Sunday against the Rams. Sunday was the third time this season that Long posted a sack and a forced fumble in the same game. However, he logged a season-low 18 defensive snaps Sunday, so the performance could be considered an outlier. Long's erratic production keeps him off the fantasy radar, except in the deepest of IDP formats.
Long (foot) is active for Thursday's game against the Panthers, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Long was limited in practice this week due to a foot injury but will take the field Thursday night nonetheless. The veteran defensive end has been averaging a little less than 25 defensive snaps per game, and that number could shrink Thursday should the Eagles decide to limit his playing time.
Long is nursing a foot injury and was limited during Tuesday's practice. Long, who was also limited in the Eagles' first practice of the week Monday, likely picked up the injury in the team's victory over the Cardinals on Sunday. The veteran defensive end has accrued two sacks through the Eagles' first five games, but his standing as a rotational player limits his IDP ceiling, as his role inhibits his ability to rack up tackles.
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