Sunday, March 17, 2013
Jake Long contemplating Rams, Dolphins
By James Walker
Could four-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long return to the Miami Dolphins? It now appears to be a two-team race for Long's services.
NFL Network reports Long is contemplating offers from the Dolphins and St. Louis Rams this weekend. He spent three days in St. Louis last week taking a physical and trying to work out a long-term contract. Long returned to his South Florida home to take time to consider his next move.
Meanwhile, Dolphins teammate Richie Incognito is doing all he can to sway Long’s decision. Incognito, who is a good friend of Long, has been all over Twitter trying to recruit his fellow offensive lineman to return.
It is certainly a noble effort by Incognito. It most likely caught the attention of Long, but it remains to be seen if it sways his final decision.
The Dolphins are already big winners in free agency with or without Long. Miami has added big-name additions like receiver Mike Wallace, linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and tight end Dustin Keller to an up-and-coming team which was 7-9 last season.
If Long returns to the Dolphins at an affordable rate, that would simply be icing on the cake.