Report: Eagles OLB Travis Long Down Again With 3rd ACL Tear

Travis-LongAccording to Jeff McLane of, Eagles outside linebacker Travis Long has suffered another ACL tear.  This is the third time Long has tore his knee.  He left the second practice of the Eagles Training Camp this afternoon and nobody knew why.

I’ve always believed that injury-prone players get hurt.  Long had the size, speed and potential to give the Birds more depth at the outside linebacker position, but he also had an extensive injury history.

This isn’t a good sign for the Eagles because Long went down last year around the same time Sam Bradford tore his a year ago. Bradford has torn his ACL in each of the last two years.  You know the Birds don’t want to see Bradford continue this string of ACL tears with Long.


At the outside linebacker position, it’s going to be all about second-year OLB Marcus Smith stepping in and making some plays if Connor Barwin or Brandon Graham were to go down.  Smith was the Birds number one pick a year ago, but he did very little in contributing to the football team in his rookie season.

Eagles outside lineabacker Travis Long tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee a year after suffering the same injury, NFL sources said.


12 thoughts on “Report: Eagles OLB Travis Long Down Again With 3rd ACL Tear

  1. Hmm. An injury-prone player with multiple ACL tears suffers a third one, and his second under the Eagles’ watch.

    Wasn’t sports science supposed to prevent this sort of thing? Aren’t the Eagles banking on that philosophy to keep all of the injury-prone players they signed healthy? Interesting.

        1. Kiko Alonso, Sam Bradford & Ryan Matthews, Walter Thurmond have all had Major Knee Injuries & Surgeries..

          Eagles should Sign DT Tony McDaniel who was just Cut by the Seahawks due to Salary Cap Relief and convert Kiko Alonso to OLB

  2. Wow. Sometimes the human body does not respond how we want it to respond when carrying more weight than it can handle on the joints and within the ligaments. Sports science, sleep, smoothies, working out, nutrition etc is good, however it is not a cure for a fragile body which this kid obviously has in terms of football. I wonder what Sam Bradford is thinking! To be honest, I would not be surprised if Bradford went down with another ACL, I would be more surprised if he remained healthy for the entire season. That 10-12 percent Chip talked about just hit Travis Long who I liked coming out of college, Sam, wear the knee brace!

  3. It is a shame for Travis Long, we wish him well in his future endeavors..
    He’s worked hard to get an opportunity but just not meant to be for him

    ***Vikings News*****
    LB Casey Matthews is lost for the Season with a Leg Injury

  4. paulman your late on casey matthews news that happen about 3weeks ago. i never posted it cause i didn’t feel it was news worthy hell thats actually good news for the vikings he sucks..

    1. I only posted this in case a Poster wonder why Eagles don’t maybe reach out for Matthews due to Long’s injury since he knows the System and maybe weren’t aware that he signed with the Vikings or got injured…

  5. My G**, this poor man. 3 ACL tears in as many years. Clearly he’s out of football, but the rehabilitation that he has undergone for all of these years, and now he has to do it again?!! I don’t know how he can do it. Bless him.

  6. ****Injuries around the NFL****

    Ravens Disappointing Top Pick from a couple of Years ago, Safety Matt Elam has Torn Biceps and is out for the 2015 Season

    Panthers DT Star Lotuleile has been slow to recover from his late Season Ankle Injury and Surgery and was wearing a Boot on his Right Foot after yesterday Practice and may miss a couple of weeks

    Panthers WR Stehpen Hill tore his ACL over the Weekend and has reached a Medical Settlement with the club and has been released

    Broncos Place WR/Kick Returner Kyle Williams on Season Ending IR List

    Bengals DE Michael Johnson carted off the Field in Yesterday’s Practice with an apparent Leg Injury, No Word pending Results

    Cowboys LB Keith Rivers announces his Retirement from the NFL

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