Rams Place LT Jake Long On Season-Ending Injured Reserve


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.


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.


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.


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