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Report: Eagles sign Super Bowl champ DE Chris Long

Chris Long
Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

The Philadelphia Eagles have added veteran defensive end Chris Long, who won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots last year, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. He also turned 32 on Tuesday, meaning this was a tremendous birthday gift.

The news was first pontificated by Kyle Scott of Crossing Broad, an Philly sports blog.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the deal is similar to the one-year contract he signed with New England last year that was worth $2.4 million. He appeared in all 16 regular season games last year for the Pats, starting six. He accumulated 35 tackles and four sacks.

Originally a No. 2 overall pick out of Virginia, Long was a prized draft-day acquisition by the then St. Louis Rams back in 2008.

Over the course of Long’s career, he has been very productive. He had a dominant stretch between 2010-13, during which time he racked up 41.5 sacks as a member of the Rams.

He’ll be a valuable addition to Philly’s defense on the field and an invaluable leader in the locker room.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.