The new contract terms will save the Eagles some cap space if Long does decide to play another season. He'll celebrate his 34th birthday in late March, coming off a 2018 campaign with 23 tackles, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 16 games (612 snaps). The Eagles could use another season from Long after trading fellow defensive end Michael Bennett to the Patriots.
Long continues to look like a great find for Philly since the team brought the then-32-year-old over from New England prior to the 2017 season. Playing in a rotational role behind a number of other talented defensive linemen, Long is largely able to focus on rushing the passer and, in turn, has racked up more combined sacks over the previous two seasons than he had in any two-season stretch since his prime days with the Rams. The 2008 first-rounder remains under contract with the Eagles through the 2019 campaign.
Long notched two sacks and a forced fumble during Sunday's victory over Houston.
Long made his presence felt despite continuing to play in a situational role behind Michael Bennett and Brandon Graham, most notably combining with Graham to force strip-sack on Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. The veteran is now up to 6.5 sacks on the season and will have reasonable upside as a fantasy prospect during the Eagles' Week 17 matchup with a Redskins team that has endured a long list of injuries to its offensive line.
Long recorded a sack in Sunday's 25-22 win over the Giants.
Long's sack came early in the fourth quarter and was his only tackle of the afternoon. The 33-year-old 19 total tackles, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble through 11 games, and should continue to serve in a rotational role at defensive end.
Long recorded three tackles and half of a sack during Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.
Long now has 2.5 sacks over the last two weeks, but he's rarely in a position to make many tackles -- Long has tallied more than two tackles in two of nine games in 2018 -- making him someone who can be forgot about in just about every IDP format.
|2008||St. Louis Rams||16||40||32.0||8||4||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009||St. Louis Rams||16||43||33.0||10||5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2010||St. Louis Rams||16||29||26.0||3||8.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2011||St. Louis Rams||16||37||31.0||6||13||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||33||25.0||8||11.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||40||33.0||7||8.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||6||5||5.0||0||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||12||19||9.0||10||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||35||22.0||13||4||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2008||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||1||0||1||2||1||0|
|2009||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||3||0||1||0||1||0|
|2011||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||1||0||2||45||2||1|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||6||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||12||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|