Longacre (back) is dealing with a biceps injury, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.
The severity of Longacre's biceps injury has yet to be determined, but given that he is also getting comfortable with a surgically-repaired back, it would not be surprising to see the Rams take it easy with their starting outside linebacker. Longacre has over a month to return to full strength before the regular season begins.
Longacre (back) was spotted doing full scrimmage work Sunday for the first time this year, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.
Longacre underwent back injury in December after a career-best year that saw him record 5.5 sacks in 14 games. The fourth-year edge rusher's ability to participate in the full team scrimmage is great news for his regular season outlook, though it would not be surprising to see him limited up until that point. If Longacre continues to be monitored, expect Justin Lawler and Trevon Young to mix in with the first-team defense.
Longacre was held out of team drills while he rehabs a back injury that required surgery last December. It isn't clear if the linebacker will be fully ready to go when training camp opens. If he isn't, it's possible sixth-round rookie Trevon Young will open training camp with the first-team defense.
Longacre was limited to a specialist role in 2017, but it didn't stop him from making a major impact on the field. The 26-year-old finished third on the team with 5.5 sacks across 14 games, but he landed on IR near the end of the regular season due to a back injury and eventually underwent surgery. Longacre's recovery could impact whether or not he lands one of the starting spots at outside linebacker this coming season.
Longacre (back) is scheduled to undergo surgery, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN reports.
Longacre was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after suffering an unspecified back injury. The exact severity of his situation remains uncertain, so it's hard to estimate his timeline for recovery.
|5||10/7/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ SF||8:20 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ NO||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
|13||12/2/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||5||11||7.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||14||23||16.0||7||5.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||2||1||0.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||5||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||14||1||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||2||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||14||0||0||1||0||1||8||1||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|