- 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.
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.