REPLACING BARWIN! EAGLES SIGN 32-YEAR-OLD DE CHRIS LONG!

By Harry Allison

One month removed from winning a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots, Chris Long has found a new team.

The 32-year-old pass rusher has agreed to terms with the Eagles on a two-year contract, the team announced. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport was told that Long’s pact offers close to the $2.4 million he made in New England in 2016.

Long parted ways with the Patriots shortly after their Super Bowl win over the Falcons, stating the reasons for his departure on Instagram:

“This has zero to do with money, etc. It’s the right move in my heart because I want to get back to being the player I was before,” wrote Long, who played just 15 snaps in the Super Bowl. “I’m thankful for my role this year, but as a competitor, I’m itching to do what I do best.”

After posting four sacks last season, Long joins a deep Eagles line that also includes Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry on the edge with Fletcher Cox and Beau Allen inside.

Long is widely seen as a veteran who can also bring leadership to any locker room he’s a part of.

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