Jake Long to work out for Atlanta Falcons


Jake Long is set to work out for the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday afternoon and is a possible target as a free-agent signing by the NFC South team, according to league sources.

Long is coming off his second consecutive ACL surgery after injuring his knee in late October, but he has been cleared for physical activity by Dr. James Andrews, who performed the operation. He was undergoing a physical exam by the Falcons' medical staff before his scheduled workout Tuesday.

Long was the first player selected in the 2008 NFL draft, two picks ahead of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. He was named to four Pro Bowls in his five seasons with the Dolphins but opted for free agency to sign a four-year, $36 million contract with the St. Louis Rams in 2013. He suffered his ACL injuries in his two seasons with St. Louis. He also suffered a torn left triceps with the Rams in 2013.