Hours after trading Pro Bowl defensive end Chandler Jones to the Cardinals, New England is expected to sign former Rams defensive end Chris Long to a one-year deal, FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo confirmed.
This is an opportunity and I am so thankful!!! Whatever it takes!!! See you soon Boston. GO PATS 👊🏻
Long, 30, spent his first eight years in St. Louis, totaling 54 1/2 sacks in his career. He is coming off back-to-back injury-shortened seasons after not missing a game his first six years in the league.
Long, who was drafted second overall in 2008, had back-to-back double-digit sack seasons in 2011 and 2012.
Long, who was cut by the Rams last month, missed four games last season due to a broken bone in his knee that he suffered in Week 5. He missed 10 games in 2014 after suffering an ankle injury.