According to ProFootballTalk, the St. Louis Rams have signed former Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jake Long to a four-year, $34 million contract.
Long, the first overall pick from the 2008 NFL draft, will make $8.5 million per season, with $16 million in guaranteed money.
The Dolphins reportedly made a strong push to keep Long, but in the end, the 4-time Pro Bowler decided that his future was with the Rams.
Former first overall pick Jake Long could be a member of the St.Louis Rams provided his physical goes well on Wednesday. That’s according to NFL.com’s Albert Breer.
With Jermon Bushrod off the market, Long becomes the most highly sought after Left Tackle. Other teams interested in Long include the Eagles, but the at this point it seems as though it’s either going to be the Rams or Dolphins.
For Long’s sake, let’s hope that physical tomorrow goes well. A lot of money is depending on it.
Jake Long is sure to garner plenty of interest before he eventually puts pen to paper somewhere, but right now, the four-time Pro Bowler is reportedly most coveted by the Bears and Rams, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today.
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The Dolphins have placed four-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long on the injured reserve after the Michigan alum tore a tricep muscle during Sunday’s loss to New England.
Long’s injury has led many to ask, including ESPN’s James Walker, if the LT has played his last game with the Dolphins. The former no.1 pick will be an unrestricted free agent in March.
In the short term Ryan Tannehill owners should be very concerned. The Dolphins travel to the fortress that is Candlestick Park to take on one of the league’s most imposing pass rushes without their franchise left tackle. Aldon Smith, — who leads the NFL in sacks with 17.5 – Justin Smith and company will be primed for a big day.
When you also include the fact that Tannehill is the league’s worst QB on third downs Sunday is probably going to devolve into a shit show. Brian Hartline, Davone Bess, Reggie Bush and most obviously Tannehill should find your bench this week.