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Miami Dolphins Haven't Ruled Out Re-Signing Jake Long

An erroneous report early on Wednesday said that Jake Long was signing with the St. Louis Rams. We all soon found out that rumor held no water but it did tip everyone off to the fact that the Rams do indeed have significant interest in Long. That has apparently gotten the attention of the Miami Dolphins as the team has said they’re still open to the idea of re-signing Long this offseason.

From Rotoworld:

NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington reported on Total Access Wednesday that the Dolphins still haven’t ruled out re-signing free agent Jake Long. Tweeted Long less than an hour ago, “Got the tour of STL today and was pleasantly surprised. Not selling our house in MIA though!” Reported Darlington, “I’m told that the Dolphins still do really like Long. They do still want him back.”

Long was reportedly in St. Louis, as he tweeted, but he seems to have come away without a deal. If the Rams were seriously interested in blowing Long away with the deal he wants they would have done it by now. That didn’t happen and it appears that if Long is going to sign somewhere he’s going to have to lower his asking price and get comfortable with reality.

But the Rams failure to secure a deal with Long has apparently opened things up for the Dolphins to re-enter the conversation and it now appears as though Long’s 2013 destination is either the St. Louis Rams or Miami Dolphins. But again, if and when he signs, it’ll almost certainly be south of his $10 million-plus asking price.

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  • Nathan Kearns

    You know it was his wife that tweeted that, not Jake! He is currently dining with St. Louis Rams officials. Will undoubtedly be signed by this time tomorrow, after a brutal full-day physical

    • Tommy Gosling

      um rams are not going to give him much more than miami will and his wife does not want to leave her friends. miami wants him for the right price and he wants miami for the most he can get. i do not even think the rams have a chance with him.

      • Tommy Gosling

        for the right price only. i say 6 or 7 million a season.

      • Nathan Kearns

        That is simply speculatory, and borderline delusional given the information that is available. Jake Long spent all day touring the city, taking an extensive physical examination, and working hand in hand with the front office on a potential deal. He will be spending the night in St. Louis tonight, after a dinner with the front office and coaching staff. All signs, except for those desperate beat-writer in Miami, point to a deal in place between Long and the St. Louis Rams by days end tomorrow. Those are the facts…

  • Thomas Major

    Come back home Jake!
    Remember, happy wife-happy life! Beautiful weather in a beautiful city year round.
    Not in that armpit of a city, St. Louis!
    Lets finish what the Phins hired you to do.