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Dolphins' David Long: Heading to Miami
Long is expected to sign a two-year, $11 million deal with the Dolphins, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.
Long missed five games last year, and he also missed seven games in 2021, so his durability is a concern. After averaging 6.02 tackles per game two years ago, he improved to 8.08 stops per game during his final year in Tennessee. Although he doesn't have any sacks in his career, he's been credited with 11 passes defensed over the last two years. He should move into a starting inside linebacker position with the Dolphins, and it's reasonable to expect his per-game tackle production to be similar to last year.... See More ... See Less
Titans' David Long: Injury-plagued campaign
Long (hamstring) finished the 2022 season with 86 tackles, five passes defended and two interceptions across 12 games.
Long remained a key contributor to Tennessee's defense when he was on the field, as he racked up at least eight tackles in seven of his 12 contests. However, he's now missed at least two games in all four of his seasons in the NFL, and he finished the 2022 campaign on injured reserve. Long will enter free agency after playing out the final season of his rookie contract, and he should draw significant interest in free agency.... See More ... See Less
Titans' David Long: Lands on IR
Long (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Ben Arthur of FoxSports.com reports.
Long had already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars after logging DNPs at practice throughout the week. His absence will certainly be a blow to the team's linebacker corps, if not the team's defense as a whole. Monty Rice and Joe Jones will likely step into bigger roles, as Long will now be forced to miss at least the next four weeks, with a Week 18 return being the soonest he may take the field again.... See More ... See Less
Titans' David Long: Won't play Sunday
Long (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Long left the team's Week 13 loss to Philadelphia due to a hamstring issue and was unable to practice to start Week 14 prep, so it's not surprising to see him ruled out. In Long's absence, Joe Schobert and Monty Rice are candidates for increased roles next to Dylan Cole.... See More ... See Less
Titans' David Long: Logs DNP
Long (hamstring) was a non-participant at practice Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Long left Sunday's loss to the Eagles early with the injury, and he's apparently still not recovered. Because Long is an integral part of the Titans' linebacker corps, any absences for him would certainly be detrimental to the team's defense. He'll work to be ready Week 14 against the Jaguars.... See More ... See Less
Titans' David Long: Leaves with injury
Long (hamstring) has exited Sunday's game against the Eagles, Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com reports.
Long's absence will certainly have a negative impact on the team's defense. He'll hope to return, but for now Joe Schobert and Monty Rice will be candidates to see extra opportunities at linebacker.... See More ... See Less
Titans' David Long: Makes nine stops
Long recorded nine total tackles and three tackles for loss in Thursday's 27-17 win over the Packers.
Long played every defensive snap for the seventh time in 10 games this season. He led the Titans with nine tackles, and he stuffed both Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon behind the line of scrimmage on a few occasions. With the performance, Long now has a career-high 79 tackles while also chipping in four passes defended and two interceptions.... See More ... See Less
Titans' David Long: Upgrades to full activity Tuesday
Long (neck) practiced fully Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Long sustained a stinger during the fourth quarter of Sunday's matchup versus the Broncos, but he's since returned to Tuesday's session without limitations. The 26-year-old has amassed 71 tackles, four passes defensed and two interceptions across the Titans' first nine games in 2022, and he should once again provide the team's defense with an impactful presence in Thursday night's showdown against the Packers.... See More ... See Less
Titans' David Long: Limited at estimated practice
Long (neck) is listed as limited on Tennessee's estimated practice report for Monday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Long suffered a stinger in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Week 10 win over the Broncos, so it's not a surprise that he was estimated to be a limited practice participant one day later. Tennessee has a short turnaround with a Thursday night clash with Green Bay up next, thus Long may be hard-pressed to recover in time for that contest if his injury is more than minor.... See More ... See Less
Titans' David Long: Exits with injury
Long is questionable to return after suffering a stinger during Sunday's game against the Broncos, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
While the nature of Long's injury is still unclear, he'll likely have a tough time returning before the end of this contest. As a result, expect fellow inside linebacker Dylan Cole to play a bigger role for the remainder of the fourth quarter.... See More ... See Less
Titans' David Long: Notches 10 stops Sunday
Long recorded 10 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 20-17 overtime loss versus the Chiefs.
Long collected double-digit tackles for the second time this season, including three stops on the first series of overtime Sunday. The fourth-year linebacker now has 63 tackles (37 solo), four passes defended and two interceptions on 499 defensive snaps through eight games in 2022. Long recorded a career-best 75 tackles while playing only 10 games due to a lingering hamstring injury last year, so he should easily set a new career high so long as he remains healthy over the next nine weeks.... See More ... See Less
Titans' David Long: Paces team with eight stops
Long recorded eight tackles (six solo) during Sunday's 17-10 win over the Texans.
Long's efforts in Week 8 versus Houston can be attributed to his ability to play every defensive snap in the contest. The 26-year-old now has 53 stops, four passes defensed and two interceptions across seven games played, but he'll have his work cut out for him when the Titans travel to Kansas City on Sunday night.... See More ... See Less
Titans' David Long: Grabs another INT in win
Long recorded eight tackles (five solo), two passes defended and an interception in Sunday's 19-10 win against the Colts.
Long nabbed an interception for the second game in a row as he stepped in front of a pass intended for Michael Pittman in the second quarter. The fourth-year linebacker did not line up on every down for the Titans 'defense for the second time in six games, playing 61 of the team's 65 defensive snaps against Indianapolis. Long has recorded 45 tackles, four passes defended and two interceptions this season, and he'll look to post another dominant performance against the Texans in Week 8.... See More ... See Less
Titans' David Long: Snags game-clinching INT in Week 5
Long recorded 11 tackles (six solo) and one interception during Sunday's 21-17 win over the Commanders.
Long's game-sealing interception came with nine seconds remaining in the game when Washington was on Tennessee's two yard line down 21-17. The 25-year-old linebacker produced his best outing this season Sunday against the Commanders, as he amassed 11 tackles, which is good enough for the team-high in Week 5, as well as his season-high in that category. The 227-pounder played 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps Sunday, and he'll now rest up during the Titans' bye this weekend before returning to action next Sunday against the Colts.... See More ... See Less
Titans' David Long: Seven tackles in win
Long posted seven tackles (four solo), including one for loss, and a pass defense during Sunday's 24-17 win over the Colts.
Long has played every defensive snap for the Titans in three games this season, and he's notched at least seven tackles in each of those contests. Across four games, he has 25 stops and is on track to match his career-high 75 stops, which he set in just 10 games during the 2021 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Titans' David Long: Makes eight tackles
Long recorded eight tackles during Sunday's 21-20 loss to the Giants.
Long racked up a career-high 75 tackles in just 10 games last season, and it appears that he has a fair chance to surpass that mark in 2022. Of course, as he heads into the final year of his rookie contract, Long is still looking to record his first career sack.... See More ... See Less
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