Finally getting some details on Long’s professional future:
Long’s contract covers six years — the final year is a club option — and is worth $56.5 million. Of that total, $29 million is guaranteed.
And $29 million will go a long way in St. Louis, believe me. I hear that Ozzie Smith’s baseball glove shaped pool might be for sale again?
Long will line up with the first team Friday at the opening practice; he already has been designated the starter at right end. Still, Long knows that he isn’t guaranteed that job, no matter his draft status or how much he’s being paid.
So, he’s joining Branden as starting right out the gate. Of course, this is just the training camp designations: a lot could change between now and the first week.
Oh, and as long as Chris is paying back old debts, I should remind him that my bill for being his Chief Blogger Propagandist is past due. I hope that six figure check for my blogosphere consulting is in the mail.