Found March 18, 2013 on Phins Phocus:
  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 it would not be surprising if we later heard the Dolphins never really attempted to match the dollars offered by St Louis. Jake is now the 3rd member of last year’s leadership council to be wearing new colors this offseason. Jake injuries were probably what sealed his faith in Miami as it is presumed the Dolphins will be aiming for a cheaper alternative to help solve their OT holes. The safest bet is that now softmore tackle Jonathan Martin will be moved to LT and the Dolphins will pursue OT Eric Winston or Sebastian Vollmer. Both tackles would bring an upgrade and are proven vets that can help th...
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