PHOENIX -- There are a couple sides to the Jake Long story this offseason.
Version one: The St. Louis Rams added a four-time Pro Bowl left tackle when Long agreed to a four-year contract with the team.
Version two: The Miami Dolphins let Long hit the market and sign elsewhere because they weren't convinced he could regain the Pro Bowl form he'd shown before injuries affected his play over the past couple seasons.
Bernie Miklasz and I sought the truth during our Tuesday conversation on 101ESPN St. Louis.
I separately caught up with Rams coach Jeff Fisher for comment on Long from the NFL owners meeting at the Arizona Biltmore. The Rams faced Long and the Dolphins last season. They studied him at length subsequently.
"Saw a really consistent player," Fisher said. "We played him in the middle part of the season and he had been playing real good. He struggled through some injuries late in the year, but there are no indications for us that we don't think he can get right back to his Pro Bowl production."