The Miami Dolphins made a move that was expected official
yesterday when they placed offensive lineman Jake Long on season-ending injured
Roster Moves | Dolphins sign OT Patrick Brown and S Tyrone Culver. Also, Jake Long has been placed on IR & DB Anderson Russell was released.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) December 4, 2012
It was reported following the Dolphins’ 23-16 loss to the
New England Patriots that it was feared Long has suffered a torn triceps. It is
the same injury that ended the offensive lineman’s 2011-12 season, and it will
also bring a halt his 2012-13 campaign.
A former first-overall pick in the NFL Draft, Long didn’t
play well this season. It was awful timing for the offensive lineman, as his
rookie deal expires following the end of the season. He could reach free agency
or the Dolphins could elect to place the $15 million franchise tag. However,
given Long’s poor production this season there’s a chance he’s played his last
snap for Miami.
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