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For Jake Long, it appears that it's come down to a fresh start with the St. Louis Rams or a return to the Miami Dolphins.
Long has a contract in hand from the Rams, while the Dolphins have made it clear how far they're willing to go to financially to retain Long, according to team sources.
NFL.com's Jeff Darlington reported Saturday that the offers from the Rams and Dolphins are very similar in terms of total worth.
ESPN reported early Friday morning that the Dolphins were making a "strong push" to re-sign Long, who entered the market looking for an annual salary that matched the $11 million he averaged over the first five years of his career.
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For the 2nd straight year a 1st overall pick is set to have a new team. Jake Long has signed a 4 year contract to go to the St Louis Rams. The #BringJakeHome campaign which seemed to be gaining serious steam apparently never made it to Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland. Jake’s deal with St Louis is a 4 year 36 million dollar deal.
While it seemed the Dolphins made it competitive...
At the start of the NFL’s free agency period, offensive lineman Jake Long had a big decision to make.
He could stick with the new look Miami Dolphins or he could join head coach Jeff Fischer and his evolving St. Louis Rams.
On Sunday, Long picked the Rams leaving the Dolphins with a huge gap in their protection for quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
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According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports, the Miami Dolphins are “mounting a charge” to re-sign left tackle Jake Long after he recently left St. Louis without a deal.
The team that drafted Long No. 1 overall in 2008 is mounting a charge to retain their left tackle, according to a person informed of the negotiations between the sides. The person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports...
According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, free agent left tackle Jake Long has left St. Louis without a contract from the Rams.
After spending parts of three days in St. Louis on a free-agent visit, Miami left tackle Jake Long is scheduled to leave town without a deal, league sources told the Post-Dispatch.
During his time here, Long has undergone an extensive physical...
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, there’s some buzz that the left tackle Jake Long will end up re-signing with the Miami Dolphins.
Buzz I am hearing among GMs is that Jake Long will end up back in Miami. Rams still in the hunt but this isn’t wreaking of a bidding war
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 17, 2013
It sounds like both the Rams and Dolphins have...
Armando Salguero reports that a source has informed that the Miami Dolphins intend to sign an offensive tackle in free agency now that Jake Long has decided to sign with the Rams.
Salguero mentions that Sebastian Vollmer or Eric Winston would make the most sense for the Dolphins at this point in time. Andre Smith and Bryant McKinnie aren’t great fits for the Dolphins, according...
Before free agency started, it was considered a foregone conclusion that tackle Jake Long would be moving on from the Miami Dolphins.After all, his play had declined considerably over the past two seasons while he battled injuries, and Long would be seeking top free agent money this offseason -- the type of money the Dolphins did not want to spend on an injury prone left tackle....
In the end, Jake Long picked St. Louis over Miami — it’s not often you hear those words.
The former No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 draft signed a four-year, $34 million deal with the St. Louis Rams, according to Pro Football Talk. With incentives, Long can earn up to $36 million. The deal includes $16 million fully guaranteed with another $4 million guaranteed in 2014.
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Richie Incognito took to Twitter to campaign for the Dolphins to re-sign his teammate, Jake Long.
Former #1 overall pick Jake Long hinted at not always feeling the love from the team that drafted him in 2008, the Miami Dolphins, so he’s decided to take his game to St. Louis.
After a lot of back and forth on Long’s part and not being sure where he wanted to be, Pro Football Talk is reporting that Long and the Rams have agreed on a four year deal worth $34 million and an annual...
Jake Long has chosen the St. Louis Rams over the Miami Dolphins.
The top offensive lineman available on the free-agent market agreed to a contract with the Rams on Sunday, according to a Rams source.
The contract is for four years with a maximum value of $36 million, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported.
Long was the first player taken in the 2008 NFL Draft. The rebuilding...
So Long, 2008.Jake Long, the Miami Dolphins' once franchise left tackle, signed with the St. Louis Rams late Sunday night, as first reported by ProFootballTalk. Long took the money, opting for a four-year, $34 million contact with $20 guaranteed over whatever the Dolphins' lesser proposal was. With that, the Dolphins have completely cleared out their 2008 draft class, which...
Ryan Tannehill's week is not starting off the way he wanted it to. The quarterback for the Miami Dolphins is going to need to find someone else to anchor one side of the offensive line and protect his behind next season. Tackle Jake Long has signed a four-year, $36 million deal with the St. Louis Rams.
It is not exactly news. He had been talking with the Rams at length...
Richie Incognito starting a social media campaign to bring Jake Long back to the Miami Dolphins with #bringjakehome.
Wide receiver has clearly been a focal point for AFC East teams in the 2013 version of free agency. Offensive line looks to be just as important.Former Miami Dolphins left tackle Jake Long signed with the St. Louis Rams less than a week after ex-Buffalo Bills guard Andy Levitre joined the Tennessee Titans. The New England Patriots have yet to make a move on tackle Sebastian Vollmer...