Originally written on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 10/23/14

DAVIE, FL - JULY 29: Tackle Jake Long #77 of the Miami Dolphins works out during training camp at Nova Southeastern University on July 29, 2008 in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
The Miami Dolphins will make many decisions on personnel this offseason, both in free agency and in the draft. But the most complicated decision involves one of their own expiring contracts.Miami must decide whether or not to re-sign former All-Pro left tackle Jake Long, who has been the team's best offensive player since he was drafted in 2008 and at one time seemed to be on a path to greatness. But he's now coming off two consecutive seasons of diminished production and has suddenly become an injury-prone player after going three and a half years without missing a game.This makes both the decision to re-sign and contract negotiations very complex.Nevertheless, the Dolphins and Long have been discussing an extension for the past five months, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Those talks have stalled recently, however."Jake has a decision to make and we have a decision to make," Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland told Salguero. "It’s a very...
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