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Defensive End Chris Long Will Not Return to Patriots

Thursday, March 02, 2017

 

Chris Long PHOTO: Instagram

Veteran defensive end Chris Long will leave the Patriots when free agency hits on March 9. 

Long, who is coming to the end of a one year deal with New England, made the announcement via his Instagram account. 

See the Post Below 

In the post Long indicates he is leaving because he “wants to get back to being the player I was before.”

Long served as a part-time player in New England finishing the season with 35 tackles and four sacks, helping the Patriots to win Super Bowl 51 over Atlanta. 

 

Thank you Pats Nation. As a player you've given so much support to, I owe you an explanation as to why I'll be moving on in FA... even if it isn't a big deal. This year and this opportunity gave me a ton. I made lifelong friends in a great locker room and became a champion. I'm so thankful that Coach B (the GOAT) took a chance on me and allowed me the opportunity to play a small part in this wonderful year. This has zero to do with money, etc. It's the right move in my heart because I want to get back to being the player I was before. I'm thankful for my role this year, but as a competitor, I'm itching to do what I do best. It was important to say thank you personally. You may not remember me much, but I'll always remember y'all!! #driveforfive #missionaccomplished

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