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.
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.