Eagles’ DE Chris Long told role to decrease, says chances of return are “not good” now

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Chris Long holds the Walter Payton Award during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA– Eagles’ DE Chris Long said on Twitter on Saturday morning that chances are “not good” of him returning to the team next year.

In a response to a tweet to FOX43’s Cale Ahearn, Long said that he’s been told that his role on the team would decrease next season, and told the team to plan on being without him next season.

In 2018, Long, 34, finished with 6.5 sacks in 16 games, and forced two fumbles.

After this Twitter exchange on Saturday morning, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Penn State DE Shareef Miller in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

In one of his tweets, Long refers to the fact that it “would be easy” to fill the role of a rotational defensive end. Now, it appears that the team may have done just that.

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