What's next for the Philadelphia Eagles defensive ends after Chris Long's retirement?

Tanya Simon
May 21, 2019

Chris Long, one of the leaders in the Philadelphia Eagles' locker room, announced his retirement Saturday night.

The former Virginia Cavalier played 11 seasons with the Rams, Patriots, and Eagles, before calling it quits. He earned a title with the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI and defeated the same Patriots squad as a member of the Eagles the following season.

We're very thankful Chris chose to play for the Philadelphia Eagles, and congratulate him on a fantastic career.

Long also bluntly refused to go to the White House to celebrate the Eagles championship in 2018.

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Chris Long announced his retirement from the Philadelphia Eagles and the National Football League after an 11-year career Saturday night in a social media post featuring a red solo cup and a pastoral sunset. It was Long and offensive lineman Lane Johnson who became the face of the franchise, donning dog masks and firing back at the critics as the team marched through the playoffs and brought the city its first ever Super Bowl victory.

He won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in the same year as a nod to his work in the community and in charitable causes. His career wraps up neatly: He won two Super Bowls in his past three seasons, and his 6.5 sacks last fall marked his highest total in a half-decade.

Tom Brady's offseason has been a busy one to say the least.

He donated his 2017 salary to charity.

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