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Rams Place LT Jake Long On Season-Ending Injured Reserve

Update:

The St. Louis Rams have placed LT Jake Long on season-ending injured reserve after he suffered a torn ACL during Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, per Adam Caplan.

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Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk first reported that Rams LT Jake Long does in fact have a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the 2014 season.

  • Ian Rapoport reports that Long re-injured the same knee that he had ACL surgery on last year.

Long, 29, is in the second-year of his four-year, $34 million contract that included $16 million guaranteed. He’ll make $8 million for the 2014 season and has base salaries of $9.25 million and $8.75 million coming his way in the final two years of his contract.

St. Louis could free up $8 million next year by releasing Long, so this figures to be a topic to keep an eye on.

Overall, Long has been a very disappointing free agent acquisition. The Rams used the No. 2 overall pick on OT Greg Robinson, so they do have a long-term prospect who could allow them to move on from Long next year.

Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 39 player out of 72 qualifying players.

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Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, is reporting that the St. Louis Rams fear starting LT Jake Long suffered torn ACL during Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs.

  • If tests confirm that Long does in fact have a torn ACL, his 2014 season would obviously be over.

Long was having a hard time handling the Chiefs pass-rushing duo of Justin Houston and Tamba Hali before he left with a knee injury.