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Alyssa Williams, USA Today SportsDefensive end Chris Long — a two-time Super Bowl champion — is calling it a career after 11 seasons in the NFL.Long indicated in a Twitter post Saturday that his playing career was complete.”Cheers,” Long wrote. “Been a hell of a journey. Eleven years and I can honestly say I put my soul into every minute of it. Highs and lows. I’ve seen them both and I appreciate the perspective. Gratitude and love to those who lifted me up.”Long was a member of both the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl LI-winning team and the Philadelphia Eagles when they won Super Bowl LII.Cheers. Been a hell of a journey. Eleven years and I can honestly say I put my soul into every minute of it. Highs and lows. I’ve seen them both and I appreciate the perspective. Gratitude and love to those who lifted me up. pic.twitter.com/Ap8zi73Ifl— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) May 19, 2019Long was the No. 2 overall selection in the 2008 NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams. He played eight seasons in St. Louis before joining the Patriots in 2016 and then the Eagles in 2017. Long capped his career by being named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year at February’s NFL Honors ceremony.2019 NFL offseason workoutsPost to FacebookPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws a pass during organized team activities at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Ken Blaze, USA TODAY SportsCleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt runs with the ball during organized team activities at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Ken Blaze, USA TODAY SportsMiami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen in action during organized team activities in Davie, Fla. Brynn Anderson, APTampa Bay Buccaneers defensive Beau Allen looks on during OTA offseason workouts. Chris O’Meara, APTampa Bay Buccaneers safety Isaiah Johnson runs over pads during OTA offseason workouts. Chris O’Meara, APPittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush takes part in rookie minicamp. Keith Srakocic, APDenver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco takes part in drills during an organized training activity session at the team’s headquarters in Englewood, Colo. David Zalubowski, APWashington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. passes the ball during drills as part of rookie minicamp at Redskins Park. Geoff Burke, USA TODAY SportsWashington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. stretches during rookie minicamp at Redskins Park. Geoff Burke, USA TODAY SportsArizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray during rookie minicamp at the teams training facility. Mark J. Rebilas, Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsMiami Dolphins defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, right, runs drills during NFL rookie camp Friday, May 10, 2019, in Davie, Fla. Brynn Anderson, APAtlanta Falcons wide receiver TaQuon Marshall catches a pass during NFL football rookie camp, Friday, May 10, 2019, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Curtis Compton, APTampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker David Kenney (59) cuts around a blocking device during NFL football rookie camp Friday, May 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Chris O’Meara, APCincinnati Bengals running back Trayveon Williams runs a drill during an NFL football rookie minicamp Friday, May 10, 2019, in Cincinnati. Gary Landers, APPittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush (55) during NFL football practice, Friday, May 10, 2019, in Pittsburgh. Keith Srakocic, APCincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Jonah Williams runs a blocking drill during an NFL football rookie minicamp Friday, May 10, 2019, in Cincinnati. Gary Landers, APBuffalo Bills defensive lineman Darryl Johnson (92) runs during NFL football rookie camp Friday, May 10, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Jeffrey T. Barnes, APTampa Bay Buccaneers first-round draft pick Devin White (45) during a Buccaneers NFL football rookie mini camp Friday, May 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Chris O’Meara, APPhiladelphia Eagles wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (19) catches a ball during rookie minicamp at NovaCare Complex. Bill Streicher, USA TODAY SportsCarolina Panthers rookie quarterback Will Grier (3) throws a pass during the NFL football team’s rookie camp in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 10, 2019. Chuck Burton, APPhiladelphia Eagles QB Clayton Thorson drills during rookie camp at the NFL football team’s practice facility, Friday, May 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. Matt Slocum, APOakland Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell performs a drill during rookie minicamp at the Raiders practice facility. Kirby Lee, USA TODAY SportsNew York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones makes a pass during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostic Training Center. Noah K. Murray, USA TODAY SportsSan Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Nick Bosa warms up before practice during rookie minicamp at the SAP Performance Facility. Stan Szeto, USA TODAY SportsThe Chicago Bears run during the team’s rookie minicamp at Halas Hall. Nam Y. Huh, APNew York Giants defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostic Training Center. Noah K. Murray, USA TODAY SportsMinnesota Vikings center Garrett Bradbury takes part in drills during rookie minicamp workouts at the team’s complex. Jim Mone, APCleveland Browns’ Sione Takitaki (44) breaks up a pass intended for Seth Herbert during rookie minicamp. Ron Schwane, APSan Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Nick Bosa warms up before practice during rookie minicamp at the SAP Performance Facility. Stan Szeto, USA TODAY SportsNew York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones and head coach Pat Shurmur talk during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostic Training Center. Noah K. Murray, USA TODAY SportsChicago Bears wide receiver Riley Ridley catches a ball during the team’s rookie minicamp at Halas Hal. Nam Y. Huh, APCleveland Browns defensive coordinator Steve Wilks directs Greedy Williams during a rookie minicamp practice. Ron Schwane, APSeattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf takes part in a drill. Ted S. Warren, APBaltimore Ravens rookie quarterback Trace McSorley looks to throw during rookie camp. Gail Burton, APGreen Bay Packers running back Dexter Williams during rookie camp. Mike Roemer, APInterested in this topic? You may also want to view these photo galleries:AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideIf you love talking football, we have the perfect spot for you. Join our new Facebook Group, The Ruling Off the Field, to engage in friendly debate and conversation with fellow football fans and our NFL insiders.

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