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Chris Long gives insight into Eagles locker room, future and apps

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Chris Long, Eagles defensive end and badass human in general, spoke with 94WIP’s Jon Marks and Ike Reese on Friday afternoon to promote his app, Freebird.

That was a serious talking point – Chris Long is a part owner for the Freebird app which gives users cash back on Uber and Lyft rides. It is available on both the App Store and Google Play.

That and talk about the Eagles locker room regarding the Joe Santoliquito PhillyVoice piece.

Following the team the past two years, Long’s reaction here doesn’t surprise me in the least. Even though he doesn’t wear a “C” on his chest, he is one of the leaders of this team. The intangibles that he brings to the table are unmatched.

He went on to clarify that he didn’t know which teammate spoke out but let’s be honest, even if he knew which teammate it was there was no way he’d blast them on the radio. He’s not that kind of dude.

It’s no secret that Long was contemplating retirement before this season. He addressed his future plans in the interview as well.

There is an opt-out clause in Long’s contract for this year. If the Eagles keep him around he will count for $5.6 million against the cap.

I want to preface what I’m about to say with this statement: Even though he’s only been an Eagle for two seasons, Chris Long is deep into fan favorite territory. I feel a real connection with this guy. He’s fun to watch on the field and an incredible human being off the field. His hit on Case Keenum in the NFC Championship Game that led to the Patrick Robinson pick-six is something I will always remember. He even had a fumble recovery on a Derek Barnett strip-sack in the same game. He was an integral part in the Eagles Super Bowl run last season, something for which I will be eternally grateful. All of that said, the Birds are too close to the cap, I’m not sure there’s a way he comes back at $5.6 million. If he can restructure, I’d take him back in a heartbeat.

You can hear the entire interview below; it’s roughly 18 minutes long and well worth the listen.

 


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