By Michael Bennett
Eagles fans can breath easy now.
Edge rusher and fan fave Chris Long is evidently coming back for the 2018 season.
Speaking at a charity event yesterday, Long said he is “leaning on going back and playing” for the Eagles this season.
That comes after Long signed a restructured contract with the Eagles last week, according to the NFL Network’s Michael Silver.
Long donated his first six game checks from last season to provide a pair of scholarships for students in Charlottesville, Virginia. He used his final 10 game payouts to launch his Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign to help Philly schools.
Long also pondered retirement after the 2015 season, but stuck around to win rare back-to-back Super Bowl titles with thePatriots and Eagles.
A productive pass-rusher in 2017, Long was a factor throughout the regular season and the playoffs for Philly. The Eagles want him back, and it looks like they’ll get their wish.