Defensive end Chris Long agreed to a multiyear deal with the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, leaving plenty of time for the second overall pick in the 2008 draft to report to training camp.
The Rams project Long will start at right end, beefing up an anemic pass rush. The team did not disclose the terms of the deal.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on its Web site Saturday night that the son of Hall of Famer Howie Long was expected to sign a deal that covers at least five years early this week.
The Rams report to training camp at Concordia University in Mequon, Wis., on Thursday.
St. Louis also agreed to terms on a three-year contract with seventh-round pick Chris Chamberlain, a linebacker from Tulsa.
The Rams have signed five of their eight draft picks.