Spencer Long retires, three days after signing with 49ers

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Veteran offensive lineman Spencer Long didn’t last long in San Francisco.

The 49ers announced today that they have placed Long on the reserve/retired list, just three days after they signed him.

There was no immediate word on why Long decided to retire.

The 29-year-old Long was cut by the Bills on August 4 and reports quickly linked him to the 49ers. He was officially signed by San Francisco on August 13, and now he’s leaving the team on August 16.

A 2014 third-round draft pick, Long played his first four seasons in Washington and then played for the Jets in 2018 and the Bills in 2019.

29 responses to “Spencer Long retires, three days after signing with 49ers

  1. I wish him luck in his retirement. Many players are very concerned about the long term effects of playing football, so they’re leaving early. Who can blame them?

  2. tatermitts99 says:
    August 16, 2020 at 5:39 pm
    He knows that the Niners are a sinking ship… Again.

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    Ha ha. Funny.

  3. If my only shot was with Santa Clara, I’d retire also… no sense in wasting your time

  4. tatermitts99 says:
    August 16, 2020 at 5:39 pm
    He knows that the Niners are a sinking ship… Again.

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    The team went to the Super Bowl last season and now they’re a sinking ship again? Ha ha ha! How did your team do last season?

  5. Makes sense, he didn’t want to play football anymore, but ends up pocketing a couple thousand dollars by doing this.

  6. tatermitts99 says:
    August 16, 2020 at 5:39 pm
    He knows that the Niners are a sinking ship… Again.

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    How so genius? If I remember correctly they went the Super Bowl last year. Basically the same crew on board this year and they killed the draft.

    You’re comment is officially declared to be asinine.

  7. Not Long for the niners, eh?

    I’ll be here all week!

    Don’t forget to tip your waitress and try the veal!

  8. Dude played for Washington, New York, and Buffalo. Finally came to a competitive team and realized he had no hope of making the roster.

  9. If he lost his enthusiasm for the game, then he did the right thing. Whether he would of started or not makes no difference. Best of luck Spencer.

  10. I work in Lincoln with his neighbor. Knee was shredded. Had nothing to do with professional situation. She 3ven told me he was nervous about passing his physical.

  11. After playing for Washington, it is hard to play for a lesser squad. Can’t blame the guy.

  12. Many of these comments are just odd. Do people not realize the 49ers were just in the super bowl? They were up by 10pts going into the 4th quarter.

    And, they still have one of the best rosters in the NFL. They need a bit more explosion on the offense, but the team is solid, and a contender.

    Best of luck to Spencer Long in his retirement.

  13. The 49ers are in some serious trouble going into year 1. Offensively come week 1 Arizona will only have to worry about shutting down TE George Kittle in the passing game & with AZ having tremendously upgraded their ILB now fielding a top 5-10 caliber ILB corps between 6″2 Jordan Hicks (who should take a big step forward in YR2 in this scheme & now that he has real help around him and doesn’t have to do everything) signing Free-Agent ILB DeVondre Campbell who’s elite in coverage & is a tackling machine and then drafting arguably the best defensive player in the draft in 6″4 ILB Isaiah Simmons who’s a do it all swiss army knife w/ elite 4.39 speed & 39in vertical he can run with everyone. AZ will be greatly improved covering TE’s and should be one of the leagues best against TE’s.
    Other than George Kittle the 49ers don’t really have anyone who scares you. WR Debo Samuel is out, Brandon Aiyuk is a rookie and will need time to acclimate to the NFL. The rest of SF’s WR are just guys, they signed Jordan Reed but he gets concussed on the way into work in the morning and should not be on a roster in 2020. Arizona’s CB’s in week 1 will have no problem shutting down SF’s WR’s. AZ has a loaded pass rush that can get after Jimmy G all day long to especially with a 3rd string Center starting.
    Last year in 2 games against the 49ers 2nd year QB Kyler Murray was the best QB in the NFL against SF’s elite defense completing 70% of his passes w/ 5TDs-0INT’s and a 116.7 QB Passer Rating and had AZ in position to WIN BOTH Games only for his defense to let him down. With a much improved defense this season & w/ Arizona having one of the best most explosive offenses in the NFL heading into 2020 AZ has a very good chance of beating SF in WK1.

  14. maallove says:
    August 16, 2020 at 7:02 pm
    tatermitts99 says:
    August 16, 2020 at 5:39 pm
    He knows that the Niners are a sinking ship… Again.

    ===================================

    The team went to the Super Bowl last season and now they’re a sinking ship again? Ha ha ha! How did your team do last season?

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    My team has done just fine over the past decade, thanks. The Niners better win it all this year because they are in absolute cap HELL in ’21. This really feels like the end of the Harbaugh era all over again…

  15. Enjoy retirement.

    Next up for a promising young athlete who wants to take his place. That’s how it works in the NFL.

  16. He didn’t want to move his family to SF Realizing what a cesspool that City has become. no one wants to navigate sidewalks filled with Homeless tents and human Feces

  17. hawkkiller says:
    August 17, 2020 at 1:29 am
    The 49ers are in some serious trouble going into year 1. Offensively come week 1 Arizona will only have to worry about shutting down TE George Kittle in the passing game & with AZ having tremendously upgraded their ILB now fielding a top 5-10 caliber ILB corps between 6″2 Jordan Hicks (who should take a big step forward in YR2 in this scheme & now that he has real help around him and doesn’t have to do everything) signing Free-Agent ILB DeVondre Campbell who’s elite in coverage & is a tackling machine and then drafting arguably the best defensive player in the draft in 6″4 ILB Isaiah Simmons who’s a do it all swiss army knife w/ elite 4.39 speed & 39in vertical he can run with everyone. AZ will be greatly improved covering TE’s and should be one of the leagues best against TE’s.
    Other than George Kittle the 49ers don’t really have anyone who scares you. WR Debo Samuel is out, Brandon Aiyuk is a rookie and will need time to acclimate to the NFL. The rest of SF’s WR are just guys, they signed Jordan Reed but he gets concussed on the way into work in the morning and should not be on a roster in 2020. Arizona’s CB’s in week 1 will have no problem shutting down SF’s WR’s. AZ has a loaded pass rush that can get after Jimmy G all day long to especially with a 3rd string Center starting.
    Last year in 2 games against the 49ers 2nd year QB Kyler Murray was the best QB in the NFL against SF’s elite defense completing 70% of his passes w/ 5TDs-0INT’s and a 116.7 QB Passer Rating and had AZ in position to WIN BOTH Games only for his defense to let him down. With a much improved defense this season & w/ Arizona having one of the best most explosive offenses in the NFL heading into 2020 AZ has a very good chance of beating SF in WK1.

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    That’s a lot of words that will end up being meaningless because as everyone knows, including you…. it’s the Same Ole Cards…. year after year after year . Still searching for their 1st Lombardi.

    But I have to commend you for your desperate optimism….

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