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Old 05-01-2019, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default Eagles push back Chris Long's bonus

Eagles push back Chris Long's bonus, buying time for him to decide his football future...

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Old 05-01-2019, 12:38 PM   #2
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Or buying time to try and trade him. He routinely has said he wants to be basically a starter, he doesn't want to be a 4th DE.
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Old 05-01-2019, 01:28 PM   #3
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For what I thought was a smart man if he is holding out for a starting role at his age, I would have to reconsider. At this stage playing on a winner in a rotation that keeps him fresh, healthy and a realistic shot at a title should be his priority. I hope that the starter demand is just talk not real.
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For what I thought was a smart man if he is holding out for a starting role at his age, I would have to reconsider. At this stage playing on a winner in a rotation that keeps him fresh, healthy and a realistic shot at a title should be his priority. I hope that the starter demand is just talk not real.
I don't think so Vet. The reason that he left the Patriots after winning the SB with them was to go to a team where he would play more and signed with us. He's all about playing. Here's what he said when he left the Patriots on twitter:



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Yea he won't start anywhere and I don't think that is his thought. It is about more playing time but I thought we knew he wasn't coming back.
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Yeah, he's pretty much said the Eagles told him his role would be reduced from last year, and that is not what he is looking for. I think he'd be fine coming back if he played as much as he did last year.

Now, I'm not sure why his role would be reduced -- unless we sign someone else, his role if anything should increase. We would be back to the 2017 DEs, almost, though there would be less need for any of them to play DT on some downs. So a little bit confused at this point as to what the Eagles plan is, though we may have someone in mind after the comp pick deadline.
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Not to mention that he played for free last year! He's one of a kind.
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