Chris Long DL STL 4 months ago

Long (ankle) is listed as active Sunday versus the Giants, Myle Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

Long has increased his percentage of defense snaps in three consecutive games since returning to action in Week 13, taking the field for 48 of 68 snaps (70.6 percent) in the Rams' last outing on Dec. 11. With four solo tackles, one sack, and one fumble recovery to date, though, he has yet to uphold his standard from previous seasons.

Chris Long DL STL 4 months ago

Long (ankle) did not practice Friday but is probable for Sunday's game, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Long hasn't been practicing every day for the last few weeks to make sure his ankle holds up. He has a sack and four tackles in three games this season.

Chris Long DL STL 5 months ago

Long (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against Washington.

Long was able to return to practice Friday, setting him up to play in this contest. He'll be working against a Washington offensive line that has surrendered 39 sacks this season, second-most in the NFL.

Chris Long DL STL 5 months ago

Long (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Washington.

Long missed Wednesday and Thursday practices, but it was evidently mostly for rest purposes. He practiced fully and is ready to go for Sunday, so those who can use him in IDP leagues can proceed as they would normally.

Chris Long DL STL 5 months ago

Long (ankle) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

The absence marks Long's second in a row, but he just took the field for the first time since Week 1, meaning the days off are likely intended for maintenance and nothing to worry about. No matter, Friday's injury report should relay his availability for Sunday's game at Washington.

Chris Long DL STL 5 months ago

Long racked up two tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery in his return from injury Sunday.

The Rams' defense has really found its way the second half of the season, and getting a stud like Long back only bolsters the unit. While Long is overshadowed by fellow end Robert Quinn, he still had 19 sacks the previous two seasons.

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Long (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

A left ankle injury, suffered in the regular season opener, necessitated surgery and ended up costing Long more than two months of action. He's finally been cleared to return, though it would make sense if the Rams kept him on a snap count Sunday against Oakland.

Chris Long DL STL 5 months ago

Long (ankle, IR/designated to return) is expected to play Sunday against the Raiders, barring a setback, ESPN.com reports.

Long -- who hasn't suited up since Week 1 -- has been practicing for the past two weeks, and it looks like the Rams' pass-rusher is on track to be added to the team's 53-man roster as the week progresses.

Chris Long DL STL 6 months ago

Long (ankle) returned to practice this week but is still a long shot to play against Denver, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Long would be a boost to a defense that has been improving over the last four weeks. He has had 10-plus sacks the last two years and should be back in the lineup Nov. 23 against San Diego.

Chris Long DL STL 6 months ago

Long (ankle) could return to practice this week, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Long has not played since the season opener, when he suffered an ankle injury that required surgery. Faced with an 8-to-10 week recovery timeline, Long appears to be right on schedule. Once he returns to practice, he'll have a three-week window to play in a game.