The Eagles announced that they’ve officially signed DE Chris Long to a two-year contract on Tuesday.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 28, 2017
- Ian Rapoport reports that Long receives a two-year contract with the first year paying him similar to the $2.4 million he made with the Patriots last year.
There wasn’t a lot of reported interest in Long since the free agent market officially opened a few weeks ago, even though he was one of the best available pass rushers.
The Eagles could use a solid pass rusher and working with Jim Schwartz seems like a good fit for him as he looks to take on a larger role than the one he had with the Patriots last year.
Long, 31, is a former No. 2 overall pick of the Rams back in 2008. He spent eight years in St. Louis before he was cut last year and later signed a one-year contract with the Patriots.
In 2016, Long appeared in all 16 games for the Patriots and recorded 35 tackles, four sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 59 edge defender out of 109 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.