- Chris Mortensen, NFL reporter
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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
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.