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February 18, 2019

Clearing up Eagles DE Chris Long's contract status

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Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long.

In recent weeks, there have been different accounts of what Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long's contract status is for the 2019 NFL season. Some have said he's a free agent. Others believe there is some kind of player or team option. And yet others wonder if there's something cool I don't even know about.

I've gotten to the bottom of it, and it's not that complicated. Long signed a two-year deal in 2017, but then signed a new deal in 2018 that added an extra year in 2019. He is under contract through the 2019 season. 

His cap numbers, per OverTheCap:

As you can see, he is scheduled to count for $5,600,000 against the cap in 2019.

So there you go.


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