NFL Notes: Falcons, Giants, Redskins, Saints, Steelers & Texans

Falcons HC Dan Quinn said that Jake Long and Bryce Harris will compete for the backup swing tackle role. (D. Orlando Ledbetter) Giants HC Tom Coughlin said that WR Victor Cruz “tried” to participate in individual drills during Wednesday’s practice, but appeared to aggravate his lingering calf injury. (Giants official site) Redskins HC Jay Gruden said … ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Long calls out TSN for confusing him with Jake Long

Current St. Louis Rams (and not Atlants Falcons) defensive end Chris Long saw himself going to the Atlanta Falcons today according to TSN. In actuality, Jake Long, the offensive tackle who was released from the Rams in March, was the one who signed with the Falcons. TSN mistakenly used a pic of Chris for their story on Jake. Chris didn’t take this lightly and got a bit blunt on...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

OT Jake Long eager for fresh start with Atlanta Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Jake Long is eager to revive his career with the Atlanta Falcons. The No. 1 overall draft pick by Miami in 2008, Long has been plagued by injuries in recent years and didn't even hook on with a team during training camp. But the Falcons, looking to improve depth on their offensive line, signed the tackle to a one-year deal. Long went through his first practice...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Bolster Trenches with Former No. 1 Overall Pick

Atlanta Falcons fans likely went to bed on Monday with smiles on their faces after a thrilling 26-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.And on Tuesday, head coach Dan Quinn gave fans another reason to smile as the team finally signed free agent offensive tackle Jake Long to a one-year contract after a few weeks of flirtation in the preseason according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter...
Via Pro Football Spot
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons sign veteran offensive tackle Jake Long

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have signed offensive tackle Jake Long, adding more experience to a rebuilt line. The signing was announced by coach Dan Quinn on Tuesday. Long was cut by the Rams in a salary cap move in March. He has had two surgeries to repair torn ligaments in his right knee the last two years while with St. Louis. He has 96 career starts since going...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Yet another news story confirms the St. Louis Rams’ offensive line is in rough shape

Today, ESPN’s Nick Wagoner wrote that the Rams are in no rush to name a starting center. Offensive line has been a question mark for the Rams for the entire offseason, ever since they cut Jake Long and Scott Wells and inexplicably let Joe Barksdale walk in free agency. Immediately, the Rams lost three-fifths of their starting offensive line. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Contenders...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rightly or wrongly, the St. Louis Rams are heavily relying on their recent draft picks

In general, the blueprint to long-term success in the NFL is to draft and develop talent internally. This is an indisputable fact, and teams that make the playoffs over and over again such as the Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots all have rosters loaded with key players drafted and developed within their organization...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos aren’t signing Jake Long… at least not today

The annual media BBQ held at Dove Valley on the eve of Broncos training camp is usually a fun, casual affair. It’s a chance for the media to sponge some free brisket in advance of three weeks of early mornings, late nights and severe temperature swings as the days leading up to the season play out and the various news outlets blanket the market with Broncos news. But this year...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos not signing OT Jake Long today

  Jake Long will not be a Denver Broncos player. At least not at this time. The Broncos brought Long in on Thursday and gave him a workout, but just as the team’s UC Health sponsorship press conference began, Troy Renck sent out this tweet:   #Broncos not signing Jake Long at this time after visiting with him today — Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) July 30, 2015 Long is a former...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Long to visit Denver Broncos on Thursday

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos want to see if former No. 1 draft pick Jake Long is healthy enough to bolster their offensive line to protect 39-year-old Peyton Manning. Long is scheduled to visit the Broncos on Thursday. He's also visited with the Giants and Falcons this week. The first overall pick by Miami in 2008 and a four-time Pro Bowler, Long missed nine games last...
Via AP on Fox
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jake Long headed to town for visit with Broncos

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, free agent tackle Jake Long is headed to Denver for a meeting with the Broncos. It does not appear that Jake Long will be signing with the Giants today. He is planning to leave tonight for a visit to the Denver Broncos. — Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) July 29, 2015 Long could shore up a key position of question for...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos looking at a Pro-Bowl lineman

  The Broncos may be looking at a big name to bolster their offensive line. It does not appear that Jake Long will be signing with the Giants today. He is planning to leave tonight for a visit to the Denver Broncos. — Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) July 29, 2015 The door remains open for the Giants to sign Long, I’m told, but he is planning to consider his options and...
Via BSN Denver
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Source: Free Agent OT Jake Long visiting the Giants, again

Back in May, free agent offensive tackle Jake Long visited the New York Giants in what was described as more of a meeting for the two sides to get to know each other. With news surfacing that Long visited the Atlanta Falcons yesterday, the Giants have reportedly decided to ramp up their interest in the former Pro Bowl left tackle.The Giants' first team offensive line is currently...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Three reasons why the Atlanta Falcons need to sign Jake Long immediately

The Atlanta Falcons need help on the offensive line, and the perfect option may have just fallen into their lap. Jake Long is in Atlanta for physical and a workout with @AtlantaFalcons. He's a free agent after 2nd ACL surgery with Rams in 2014 — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) July 28, 2015 If you’re wondering how Jake Long is even available, that’s a good question, but it...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Top available NFL free agents heading into training camp

There are some big names still out there in the NFL’s free-agent market as we head into training camps. We’re not just talking about some have-beens, either. Some of them are former All-Pros who are still sitting at home waiting for a phone call, but they won’t be waiting much longer. Injuries are inevitable in the sport of football. As teams start throwing players into...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: young offensive line possibilities for 2015

In one off-season the St. Louis Rams went from having one of the oldest starting offensive line to having the youngest projected starting offensive line. The St. Louis Rams cut starting left offensive tackle Jake Long and Center Scott Wells before the free agency began due to injuries and the salary cap played a factored as well. The Rams saved 12 million in cap space by releasing...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Free-agent OT Jake Long visits Giants

  An unexpected torn pectoral injury to starting left tackle Will Beatty while he was weight lifting has left the New York Giants scrambling along the offensive line. When they opened up OTAs this week, their first team offensive line featured rookie Ereck Flowers at left tackle and career journeyman Marshall Newhouse at right tackle. Some would say that’s a recipe for disaster...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants host tackle Jake Long

Just over a week since losing its starting left tackle for the season with a torn pectoral muscle, the New York Giants are exploring its free agency options starting with former Pro Bowler and first overall pick Jake Long. According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano Long visited the Giants Thursday. The veteran free agent was released by the St. Louis Rams earlier this offseason as injuries...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Three biggest additions to the St. Louis Rams roster for 2015

The St. Louis Rams have no shortage of new faces, as a flurry of moves in free agency and a surprise with their first round selection have brought a fresh identity to a squad that has struggled for one over the last few years. However, not all moves over the offseason tend to bring better results. Jake Long, Scott Wells, and Cortland Finnegan were all big money acquisitions for...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams 7-Round Mock Draft 1.0

Round 1- 10th overall- OT La’el Collins, LSU View image | gettyimages.com I would prefer the Rams to trade out of this slot because it would be too early for an offensive lineman at this point in the draft. However, if the Rams were to stay here, it would be hard to pass up on Collins. The Rams have done absolutely nothing this offseason to even try to pick up an offensive...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: Week in Review

The St. Louis Rams appeared in the headlines all week during the first week of the new league year. Here is a recap of what they accomplished this week:Departures:Jake Long, OT: Long was released on March 9, the day before free agency began and five days before he was owed a $4 million roster bonus if he was still on the roster. He had been extremely injury prone since signing in...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams Cut Ties With Two Veteran Offensive Lineman

The St. Louis Rams made their first big moves of the offseason on Monday, releasing offensive tackle Jake Long and center Scott Wells.The releases of the two aging, ineffective linemen cleared $12.5 million in cap space, according to Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post Dispatch.Long had a $4 million roster bonus due on March 14 if he was still on the roster, so the Rams decided to move...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: St. Louis Rams release Jake Long

The St. Louis Rams are reportedly releasing former top pick Jake Long in what appears to be a cost-cutting move. ESPN’s Nick Wagoner is reporting that the Rams have informed both Long and center Scott Wells that they have been released. Rams have informed OT Jake Long and C Scott Wells of their release. Moves save the team about $12 million in salary-cap space. — Nick...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams Release Former No.1 Pick Jake Long

Former Wolverine Jake Long, who two off-seasons ago signed a 4-year, $34 million dollar deal with the St. Louis Rams, has been cut by the team, Ian Rapoport reports. Long, the No.1 overall pick in the 2008, suffered serious injuries in both the seasons he played for St. Louis. Cutting Long will save St. Louis […] The post Rams Release Former No.1 Pick Jake Long appeared first on Diehardsport.
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams Release OT Jake Long

Ian Rapoport reports that the St. Louis Rams have released veteran OT Jake Long on Monday. Long, 29, had two years remaining on his four-year, $34 million contract that included $16 million guaranteed. According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Long will free up $8 million in available cap space while creating $2.5 million in dead money. In 2014, Long was limited to appearing...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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