ST. LOUIS (AP) - After just a year in the NFL, Chris Long feels like a veteran.
The St. Louis Rams' defensive end was the team's No. 1 pick in last year's draft, the second overall selection. He started all 16 games and had 57 tackles and four sacks - tied for second-most among NFC rookies.
As he enters his second season, the Rams expect even bigger things from Long. So does he, saying that with that first season behind him, he's more comfortable not only with what's expected of him on the field, but the off-the-field routine.
The Rams opened training camp last week. The preseason opener is Aug. 14 at the New York Jets.