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Jake Long | Tackle | #72

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 322
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (1) / MIA
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Free agent OT Jake Long announced his retirement after nine seasons.
As we head into draft week, Long, the No. 1 overall pick in 2008, hangs up his cleats. As soon as he stepped on the field, Long was one of the premier left tackles in the sport. He made the Pro Bowl each of his first four seasons and was named a first-team All Pro in 2010. In 2011, injuries started to ruin Long's career. He suffered a back injury, snapping a 61-game starting streak, then tore his biceps later in the year. Long signed a four-year deal with the Rams in 2013 and suffered his second torn ACL in 2014. He made pit stops with the Falcons and Vikings in 2015 and 2016 and suffered a torn Achilles' last year with Minnesota, effectively ending his career. Apr 24 - 12:36 PM

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Vikings LT Jake Long is done for the season with an Achilles' injury.

Long had to be carted off after going down late in the fourth quarter. He wasn't playing well this season, but his loss is a blow to an already injured offensive line. RT T.J. Clemmings and LG Alex Boone are Minnesota's top candidates to replace Long.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 06:22:00 PM

Vikings signed OT Jake Long to a one-year contract.

Long has not started a game since 2014, but the former No. 1 overall pick is a solid veteran addition for an offensive line which has lost both starting tackles to season-ending injuries. He will backup LT T.J. Clemmings and RT Jeremiah Sirles.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 08:26:00 AM

Free agent OT Jake Long worked out for the Vikings on Monday.

The Vikings need an extra body with Andre Smith (triceps) done for the season. Now 31, Long has appeared in just 11 games since 2013.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 03:16:00 PM

Free agent OT Jake Long's deal with the Ravens is officially off.

He declined to sign an injury waiver after Baltimore red-flagged his physical on Thursday. Long passed his exit physical with Atlanta last season and was deemed healthy by Dr. James Andrews last week. He'll try to catch on somewhere else as a camp flyer.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 02:21:00 PM

Updating a previous item, free agent OT Jake Long's deal with the Ravens is at least temporarily off due to a problematic physical.

It shouldn't come as a surprise for Long, whose career has been derailed and may now be threatened by injuries. "He's going to see Dr. James Andrews to evaluate his knee," the Ravens announced on Twitter. Long was going to go to Ravens camp to compete for a roster spot behind Ronnie Stanley and Rick Wagner.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Ravens agreed to terms with OT Jake Long on a one-year contract.

The former No. 1 overall pick spent 2015 in mothballs on the Falcons' bench. Now 31, the oft-injured Long says he's "finally healthy," but at best, he'll be the No. 3 tackle for a team that released Eugene Monroe last month. Ronnie Stanley and Ricky Wagner are the starters at tackle.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 01:46:00 PM

NJ.com reports there were questions about free agent OT Jake Long's desire in 2015.

Now 31, the former No. 1 overall pick spent 2015 riding the pine for the Falcons. Long said earlier this month that he's the healthiest he's been in "probably about five, six years." Sitting on the bench will certainly do that for you. Long was an elite talent in his prime, but his prime was short because of constant injury issues. He won't be more than a camp flier whenever he finally signs somewhere.
Source: NJ.com
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Free agent OT Jake Long said he is "finally healthy."

"This is the healthiest and best I've felt in probably about five, six years," Long said. "I've just been working out, feeling good and ready for the opportunity when it comes along." Long had to settle for a backup role in Atlanta last season after not seeing much interest on the free agent market, and he has generated even less this time around. The former No. 1 overall pick could earn a shot before camp, but it will be in a backup role at best. Long turned 31 in May.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 01:47:00 PM

Free agent OT Jake Long will visit the Bears on Thursday.

Long did not receive much interest coming off his second right ACL tear last offseason and had to settle for a backup role in Atlanta. Now two years removed from the injury, Long might be healthy enough to push uninspiring LT Charles Leno for snaps. The former No. 1 overall pick turned 31 last month.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 08:27:00 AM

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

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

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