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Jake Long | Tackle | #75

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 322
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (1) / MIA
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New Falcons OT Jake Long will begin as LT Jake Matthews' backup.
Coach Dan Quinn doesn't expect Long to be active for Week 2. Working his way back into shape, Long could/should eventually challenge Ryan Schraeder on the right side. Tue, Sep 15, 2015 02:40:00 PM

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Falcons signed OT Jake Long.

The No. 1 overall pick of the Dolphins in 2008, Long has had his last two seasons ended by a torn ACL in his right knee. He is healthy now, however, and will offer a veteran backup behind sophomore Jake Matthews at left tackle. Long could also eventually push Ryan Schraeder for the starting job at right tackle.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 08:44:00 AM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure expects the team to sign free agent OT Jake Long this week.

McClure qualified the expectation by saying, "as long as no other team outbids them." It is not a strong report from McClure, but it is one which would make quite a bit of sense, especially if Ryan Schraeder struggles at right tackle on Monday night. Long should find a team sometime in the very near future.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 08:44:00 AM

Free agent OT Jake Long will work out for the Falcons on Wednesday.

Long visited the team in July, but hadn't been medically cleared. He now has a clean bill of health, or at least as clean as it's going to get for a 30 year old with a long-and-winding injury history. The Falcons' line is one of the shakiest in the league, with Ryan Schraeder starting opposite blindside protector Jake Matthews and a ton of new faces throughout the interior.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 01:26:00 PM

Free agent OT Jake Long has been medically cleared to return to football.

Long is scheduled to work out for Atlanta on Wednesday. He visited the Giants twice this offseason, and ESPN's Dan Graziano said they remain interested as well. Long should find a home sometime in the next week.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the team is keeping tabs on free agent T Jake Long.

"[Long is] somebody we still have talked about, for sure," Quinn said. "And a guy we have lots of regard for." Jake Matthews is locked in on the left side, but Atlanta could use an upgrade on Ryan Schraeder at right tackle. The Broncos and Giants have also shown interest.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 08:35:00 AM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Broncos are "passing" on free agent OT Jake Long.

The Broncos have an ugly tackle situation with second-rounder Ty Sambrailo and Chris Clark penciled in as the Week 1 starters, but they didn't see enough from Long to take a flier. Long has also visited the Giants and Falcons.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 05:41:00 PM

Free agent OT Jake Long will visit the Broncos.

Long is in New York visiting the Giants on Wednesday after meeting with the Falcons on Monday, so he's starting to get some play with teams opening training camp. Denver could use some help after losing LT Ryan Clady for the season.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Free agent OT Jake Long is visiting the Giants on Wednesday.

Long visited the Giants earlier in the offseason. They're likely having him back for another look to see how Long's progressing in his rehab from a torn ACL. New York needs tackle depth after losing LT Will Beatty to a torn pectoral.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 10:14:00 AM

Free agent LT Jake Long is working out for the Falcons Tuesday.

Long, recovering from his second ACL tear at 30 years old, has been on the street since the Rams cut him in March. The former No. 1 overall pick would be a low-risk addition for a Falcons team that desperately needs to protect Matt Ryan better. Left tackle Jake Matthews struggled badly as a rookie and potential right tackle Tyler Polumbus is not the answer. The Falcons are putting Long and his balky knees through a physical Tuesday.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 12:56:00 PM

Free agent LT Jake Long is considered "still in the picture" for the Giants.

The Giants hosted Long for a free agent visit late last month, and haven't ruled out signing him. There is suddenly a potential market for the injury-riddled Long, however, after both the Broncos and Giants lost their left tackles during OTAs. Long is taking his time coming off a second consecutive ACL tear. He is likely also hoping to land a deal with guaranteed money.
Source: NJ.com
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 01:15:00 PM

The Giants are in "no real rush" to sign free agent OT Jake Long.

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo characterizes Long's Thursday visit as an "intro to the team/check on his rehab." Long is just seven months removed from re-tearing his right ACL. If he signs with the G-Men, it could be closer to camp after he's had more time to rehab. Camp is still two months away.
Thu, May 28, 2015 09:45:00 PM

Free agent OT Jake Long visited the Giants on Thursday.

Long's visit, his first since being released by the Rams in March, comes six days after the Newark Star-Ledger reported the Giants might be interested. The G-Men need another body at tackle after LT Will Beatty tore his pec earlier this month. He's a big name, but injuries have rendered Long a shell of his former self. He turned 30 earlier in May.
Thu, May 28, 2015 08:47:00 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger believes the Giants could have interest in free agent OT Jake Long.

The Giants are looking to add offensive line depth after losing LT Will Beatty to a torn pectoral. Long’s career has been derailed by consecutive torn ACLs, but he could provide a veteran stopgap if healthy. Seven months removed from surgery, Long should be limited to non-guaranteed deals.
Fri, May 22, 2015 04:45:00 PM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch passes along "word" that free agent OT Jake Long wants to continue his football career.

Long is only 30 years old, but his career has been stalled by a series of major injuries. He tore his ACL last Week 8, and is believed to have had "early-rehab setbacks" in his recovery. There are a handful of teams that remain tackle needy after the draft. Long should be available for the vet minimum.
Mon, May 4, 2015 02:12:00 PM

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QB1Matt Ryan
2Sean Renfree
3Matt Simms
RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Terron Ward
4Gus Johnson
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Julio Jones
2Justin Hardy
3Nick Williams
4C.J. Goodwin
WR21Roddy White
2Devin Hester
3Eric Weems
4Jordan Leslie
WR31Justin Hardy
TE1Jacob Tamme
2Levine Toilolo
3Beau Gardner
4D.J. Tialavea
LT1Jake Matthews
LG1Andy Levitre
2Collin Rahrig
C1Mike Person
2James Stone
RG1Ben Garland
RT1Ryan Schraeder
K1Matt Bryant