The Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Travis Long tore his ACL during Monday's practice. He is out of the season. He missed last season due to an ACL tear. It is his third ACL tear in three years, and the second to his left knee.
It is unclear how the injury occurred, but it was reported that Long walked to the medical tent with the trainers in the middle of practice. The training staff could be seen looking at his left knee. Connor Barwin went in briefly to presumably check on him.
Earlier this summer Chip Kelly said that the team was "really excited" about Long and that he was "doing a great job" at outside linebacker. He was figured to get some playing time this year behind Connor Barwin and Brandon Graham.
Long signed with the Eagles as an undated free agent in 2013 and has not yet appeared in a game for the Birds.
With the injury to Long, the Eagles will now rely on Marcus Smith as the primary back-up to Graham and Barwin. Smith had a very disappointing year last season after being selected in the first round of the 2014 draft.Read more... Join the Conversation...