The Philadelphia Eagles officially placed DE Chris Long on the reserve/retired list on Monday.
This is just a procedural move from the Eagles’ standpoint, as it ensures that they still hold Long’s rights in the event he decides to unretire at some point.
Long announced his retirement from the NFL over the weekend.
Long, 34, is a former No. 2 overall pick of the Rams back in 2008. He spent eight years with the Rams before he was cut loose in 2016.
Long signed a one-year contract with the Patriots and later agreed to a two-year deal with the Eagles in 2018. He would have made a base salary of $3,500,000 for the 2019 season.
For his career, Long recorded 333 tackles, 70 sacks, 15 forced fumbles, six recoveries, a defensive touchdown, and 10 pass defenses over the course of 11 seasons and 162 games played.