Free-agent signee Jake Long helped to stabilize pass protection in St. Louis at left tackle this season. But his first campaign in St. Louis will end with another serious injury.
Long faces a long rehabilitation, which isn't helped by the timing of the injury. The Rams signed Long to a four-year, $34 million contract in March. Of next year's salary, $4 million is guaranteed, making it unlikely that the Rams would consider cutting the offensive tackle before Week 1 next season.