Chris Long DL STL 1 Month

Long (ankle), who is expected to undergo ankle surgery this week, has been placed on the Rams' injured reserve/designated to return list, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Long could have ankle surgery as early as Thursday and is expected to miss 8-to-10 weeks while recovering. As a team leader, the Rams will certainly miss Long's presence, but fortunately, defensive line represents one of St. Louis' deepest units. To that point, Long's replacement in the starting lineup, William Hayes, has totaled 12 sacks over the past two seasons and embodies a capable alternative opposite Robert Quinn at defensive end.

Chris Long DL STL 1 Month

After undergoing ankle surgery, Long is expected to miss 8-10 weeks, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

With Long sidelined, look for William Hayes to step in and fill the starting void at left defensive end for the Rams in the meantime.

Chris Long DL STL 2 Months

Long suffered a left ankle injury during Sunday's regular season opener.

Long failed to record a tackle prior to exiting Sunday's contest due to injury. With the defensive end's status cloudy at the moment, Long is expected to undergo further testing to help pin down a prognosis moving forward.

Chris Long DL STL 3 Months

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 Oct 20 '13

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 Sep 15 '13

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 Sep 13 '13

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.