The Eagles have lost some linebacker depth as Travis Long has been lost for the season.
Long, who spent last year on Philadelphia’s practice squad and was expected to make the 53-man roster this year, suffered a torn ACL in Thursday’s preseason finale, according to Philly.com. Long’s injury came on the series after he sacked Jets quarterback Tajh Boyd.
The injury is to Long’s left ACL. He tore his right ACL in 2012 during his senior season at Washington State, which is one of the reasons he went undrafted last year. But the Eagles thought he was coming along well after signing as an undrafted free agent and had high hopes that he’d be a contributor this year.
Although Long was not projected to start this year, he was versatile enough to play inside linebacker, outside linebacker, defensive end and multiple special teams positions, and he’ll be tough to replace.