Found July 30, 2012 on
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A day after Chris Long got a new contract that'll keep him with the St. Louis Rams for five more seasons, the franchise focus has shifted to locking up their middle linebacker.
Two days into training camp, James Laurinaitis said he's paying zero attention to negotiations. Laurinaitis, who has led the team in tackles all three of his seasons, said Monday he'll let his play do the talking, and let his agent take care of such matters.
Laurinaitis is entering the final year of a four-year, 5 million contract he signed after the Rams drafted him in the second round in 2008.
He shed 10 pounds in the offseason, reporting at 242 pounds to better handle the pass defending duties in new coach Jeff Fisher's system.
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Rams' defensive end Chris Long's four-year contract extension, signed last week, is worth $48.2 million in new money and includes no signing bonus. However, in addition to guaranteeing his 2012 salary, Long's salaries of $13.25 million in 2013 and $13.2 million in 2014 are guaranteed. The 2014 salary is currently guaranteed for injury only, but will become fully guaranteed...
Defensive end Chris Long has agreed to a four-year extension with the St. Louis Rams that will keep him under contract through the 2016 season. Financial terms of the deal were not available, but the contact is believed to be "huge," according to the report. He origianlly signed a six-year $56.5 million contract with $29 million guaranteed. Long, 27, had 13 sacks...
Chris Long was due 10.31 million in the final year of his rookie deal, after going 2nd overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. This extension adds an extra 4 years, 50 million to the existing deal to essentially make it a 5 year, 60 million dollar contract, with 37 million guaranteed. Long is one of the rare picks that panned out in St. Louis under the old regime.
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The St. Louis Rams and defensive end Chris Long agreed on a four-year contract extension through the 2016 season before the first practice of training camp.
The 27-year-old Long was seventh in the NFL with 13 sacks last year, topping his previous best of 8 1-2 sacks, and had a three-sack game against the Saints. He had been entering the final year of a six-year, $56.5 million contract...
ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams signaled their commitment to building a winner right before the start of training camp, agreeing to terms with defensive end Chris Long on a four-year contract extension through the 2016 season.
Getting the deal done before training camp was a priority for Long.
"It's huge for me," Long said after a two-hour workout ended early Sunday...
Defensive end Chris Long has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the St. Louis Rams, according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer. Financial terms of the deal were not available, but the contact is believed to be "huge," according to the report. Long, 27, had 13 sacks last season and has 30.5 sacks in his four-year NFL career. Long is the son of former Raiders...
According to Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com, the St. Louis Rams have signed defensive end Chris Long to a “huge” four-year extension.
Long has been getting better each year and really busted out in 2011 with 13 sacks.
For several weeks, the Rams have acknowledged they were working to extend the contracts of defensive end Chris Long and middle linebacker James Laurinaitis, as both were entering the final season of their rookie contracts.
The first shoe fell Sunday when the club announced they had reached agreement with Long about an hour before the team took the field for their first full-squad...