NFL roundup: Rams' Long agrees to 4-year extension

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Defensive end Chris Long has agreed to a four-year extension with the St. Louis Rams that will keep him under contract through the 2016 season.

Financial terms of the deal were not available, but the contact is believed to be "huge," according to a Fox Sports eport.

He originally signed a six-year $56.5 million contract with $29 million guaranteed.

Long, 27, had 13 sacks last season and has 30.5 sacks in his four-year NFL career.

Long is the son of former Raiders defensive end Howie Long.

---New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis missed most of Sunday's practice Sunday with what he described as "a little tightness" in his right hamstring, but he denied his absence had anything to with his unhappiness with his contract.

"I knew you were going to ask that question," he told a reporter, shaking his head, according to ESPNNewYork.com. "Come on, it has nothing to do with it. If I didn't want to be here, I would've held out."

Revis said his latest hamstring injury is minor and that he expects to practice on Monday.

---Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Bryant McKinnie reportedly will end his holdout from training camp on Monday.

The left tackle, who was placed on the reserve list, told the Baltimore Sun via a text message Saturday night that he will end his holdout. The Ravens were given Sunday off after opening training camp Thursday.

McKinnie, who started 18 games for the Ravens last season, has been fined $30,000 for each day he has missed training per the league's collective bargaining agreement.

He has yet to say why he was holding out. However, WNST radio station reported Saturday night that McKinnie is recovering from accident.

---Free agent wide receiver Braylon Edwards received a tryout with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

The workout showed Edwards is healthy, the Miami Herald reported, and showed the team has serious interest in him.

Edwards had an injury-marred 2011 season with the 49ers, who landed him late in free agency on a one-year, incentive-laden contract. He started five games before suffering a knee injury and was released with 15 receptions for 181 yards and no touchdowns.

---Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson suffered a groin injury Sunday and was pulled from practice.

Coach Gary Kubiak said Johnson's status is day to day after Johnson sustained the injury early in practice.

Johnson, one of the game's elite receivers, missed nine games last season with two hamstring injuries. He missed the team's mini-camps and OTAs while he was recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee surgery.

---The Pittsburgh Steelers will not consider trading holdout wide receiver Mike Wallace.

"Mike Wallace is not available for trade," Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told ESPN, responding to trade rumors surrounding the receiver.

Mike Wallace failed to report to training camp Wednesday and the team reportedly has suspended long-term contract negotiations with him.

Wallace caught 72 passes for 1,193 yards last season. He has 171 catches for 3,206 in three NFL seasons.

--- Quarterback Ryan Tannehill officially signed with the Dolphins and the eighth overall pick took part in his first training camp practice Sunday.

Tannehill had been working out at IMG Performance Institute in Bradenton, Fla.

Veterans David Garrard and Matt Moore are expected to compete for the starting job to open the season, although Tannehill could insert himself into the mix.

The rookie had a solid camp debut Sunday, working with the second team.

--- Wide receiver Juron Criner became the final member of the Raiders' draft class to sign when the fifth-round pick agreed to terms Sunday.

The 168th overall pick out of Arizona, Criner had 209 career receptions for 2,859 yards and a school-record 32 touchdowns.

The Raiders also announced the signings of linebacker Chad Kilgore and wide receiver DeAundre Muhammad.

---Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jason Babin is expected to miss about a week of practice after suffering a calf strain, but the intriguing part of the story is that an MRI must be delayed because Babin swallowed a thermometer.

The story is not as odd as you might think, however.

As explained by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the thermometer is not the standard thermometer used by most people, but a a pill the players swallow. When it is ingested, a trainer can gauge the player's core temperature. The pill must pass through the player's system before he can undergo an MRI.

---Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said he plans to name a starting quarterback by the team's third preseason game on Aug. 23.

Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker alternated reps with the first-team offense during the Titans' first practice Saturday. That is likely to continue until coaches decide on a starter.
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