St. Louis Rams

Rams cut veterans Long and Wells

Veteran left tackle Jake Long and veteran center Scott Wells each were released Monday by the St. Louis Rams , the team announced.

According to ESPN, the moves saved the Rams roughly $12 million in salary cap space.

“Jake and Scott brought experience and professionalism to our program and we appreciate their commitment and hard work,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said in a release from the team. “Both of them overcame injury difficulties and provided leadership for our younger players. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for both of them.”

Long, 29, missed nine games last season because of a torn ACL, the same injury he had in 2013. Signed to a four-year contract in 2013, he made 22 starts in two seasons with the Rams. Wells, 34, signed a four-year deal with the Rams as a free agent in 2012 and started 35 games in three seasons, including all 16 in 2014.

Rams offensive linemen Joe Barksdale and Davin Joseph are also free agents.