NFL Free Agency Rumor: Miami Dolphins’ Jake Long to Chicago Bears?
Last night on ESPN, analyst John Clayton suggested Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jake Long “could go to Chicago.”
For a guy who was the No. 1 pick and once considered a franchise building block, Miami doesn’t seem interested in keeping him around.
Long doesn’t appear to think the odds are in his favor either. A few weeks ago, he told the NFL Network, “I’d be open to continue my career there, but it’s essentially on them. [Let’s] see what they want to do and what direction they want to head in and go from there. That’s the business side of it so we’ll see what they want to do.”
It’s no secret the Chicago Bears need help on the O-line – seems like a win/win for both Long and the Bears. Chicago gets a franchise tackle they desperately need, and Long gets to play on (hopefully) a playoff-bound team.
But even though Long can probably command top dollar in the market, a history of injury could make a promising group of younger prospects like Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher and Oklahoma’s Lane Johnson look more appealing and cause Long’s value to drop.
However, Long isn’t too concerned about all the injury talk. In the same interview with the NFL Network, Long said, “The last couple of years I’ve had some injuries I’ve had to work through, it hasn’t been the ideal situation, but I’ve been working hard this off season to get healthy and get strong. And this is the best my body has felt in a long time and I’m just excited to get a deal done and focus on football and get back to work for 2013.”
Once NFL free agency begins, and Long hits the open market, he’s expected to generate a lot of interest (he is a four-time Pro Bowler, after all). But keep in mind, Long dismissed injury concerns at last year’s training camp, and he ended up finishing on injured reserve…for the second year in a row.
This Minnesota Vikings fan has a big booty and isn’t afraid to show it off
Her backside is something she's quite proud of. Read More
This super hot Denver Broncos fan looks like a perfect Colorado girl in her beanie
This Denver Broncos fan fits right in quite well in Colorado. Read More
This smoking hot Kansas City Chiefs fan looks like she could be a princess
This Kansas City Chiefs fan looks like royalty. Read More
This sexy San Diego Chargers fan leaves just a little bit to the imagination
This San Diego Chargers fan has an interesting angle to take a selfie at. Read More
Indianapolis Colts All Pro player has some sick skills
First team All-Pro punter Pat McAfee of the Indianapolis Colts is not only one of the best punters in the game, but he has some serious kicking skills as well. During his time at West Virginia he pulled double duty in punting and kicking, and on occasion has tried long distance field goals for the ... Read More
Female Friday: Three of the sexiest St. Louis Rams cheerleaders of all time
Three of the sexiest St. Louis Rams cheerleaders of all time. Read More