Chris Long DL STL 22 Days

Long picked off a bubble screen in Friday's preseason loss to the Saints, setting up an early touchdown.

Long may be in line for a big season, as offenses will be focused on fellow DE Robert Quinn after his breakout season. He has averaged 11 sacks the past three seasons and should end up about that total again this season, if not improve on it.

Chris Long DL STL 10 Months

Rams LE Chris Long was ejected from St. Louis' Week 7 game against the Panthers.

A third-quarter melee broke out, but Long was the only player spotted throwing a punch. Long had two tackles, one for a loss, before departing. He'll be back in Week 8.

Chris Long DL STL 12 Months

Rams LE Chris Long (hip) is expected to play on Sunday versus Atlanta.

Long popped up on the injury report and missed Friday's practice. It was likely more of a rest day for the veteran. Long will go up against -- and likely feast on -- Falcons RT Lamar Holmes. Holmes gave up a sack, two quarterback hits, and five hurries last week against the pass rush-starved Saints.

Chris Long DL STL 12 Months

Rams LE Chris Long (hip) missed Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 2.

There are indications Long was given a rest day and he is not in danger of missing Sunday's tilt with Atlanta. "Chris is fine. He's OK," said teammate William Hayes, who would start if Long couldn't play. "He just needed that day off, just to relax." Keep Long in IDP lineups versus Falcons RT Lamar Holmes.

Chris Long DL STL Apr 22 '13

Rams DE Chris Long restructured his contract, creating $4.5 million cap space.

The Rams were right up against the salary cap with less than $1 million in room, so the move was necessary. Long converted $6 million of his $13.25 million 2013 base salary into a roster bonus. The 28-year-old former No. 2 overall pick signed a five-year, $60.31 million deal in July.

Chris Long DL STL Sep 22 '12

According to Pro Football Focus, Chris Long has recorded ten QB hurries and two QB hits through the first two games this season.

Despite not having any sacks, his 12 pressures show that Long is getting to the QB. Long could be in store for a big day on Sunday as he faces off against Bears RT Gabe Carimi, who has yielded 11 QB pressures so far this season. Long is Rotoworld's No. 8 DL for Week 3.

Chris Long DL STL Jul 29 '12

Rams agreed to terms with LE Chris Long on a four-year extension through 2016.

Although details are not yet available, FOX Sports reporter Jay Glazer characterized the money as "huge." Long, the second pick in the 2008 draft, has panned out unlike many of St. Louis' pre-Fisher and Snead selections. The 27-year-old Long's sack total has increased in each of his NFL seasons, and he topped out with a team-high 13.0 in 2011. Long could stand to improve his run defense, but he's quietly developed into a premier NFL edge rusher.

Chris Long DL STL Mar 11 '12

Final-year escalators from his rookie contract shot Rams LE Chris Long's 2012 base salary from $2.56 million to $10.31 million.

As TurfShowTimes.com has reported, Long's 2012 salary cap figure is a whopping $18.1 million. The Rams could clear quite a bit of cap space if they signed Long to an extension. Long, who turns 27 later this month, has increased his sack total in each of his four NFL seasons. He set a career high with 13 in 2011.

Chris Long DL STL Dec 03 '11

Rams DE Chris Long (questionable, ankle) is a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Niners.

Long leads the team with 10.0 sacks and would be replaced by Eugene Sims, but Long has said that he expects to play. He will attack the right side of the Niners' offensive line, which has struggled mightily without RG Adam Snyder (hamstring). Snyder is probable to play, but has some risk of an in-game aggravation.