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Post ProFootballtalk.com on Jake Long
This is off of Rotoworld.com.



According to Profootballtalk.com, there is "little or no chatter in league circles" about any team making a major push for free agent LT Jake Long.
"Some" NFL teams reportedly believe Long needs to play right tackle instead of left, which would severely diminish his market value. Long is also coming off back-to-back disappointing seasons. Our gut feeling all along has been that Long will wind up re-signing with the Dolphins on a deal worth significantly less than he's seeking. His current asking price is a laughable $11 million a year.
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Not much buzz about Jake Long
Posted by Mike Florio on March 3, 2013, 9:50 AM EST
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Five years ago, the Dolphins made left tackle Jake Long the first overall pick in the draft. Now, as his rookie deal expires, there’s little or no chatter in league circles about someone making a major play for him.

It would be a shock if the Dolphins use the franchise tag to keep Long, given that his 2012 cap number with a 20-percent raise would require a $15.3 million tender. “There’s no way they’re tagging him,” one league source said Saturday.

So the question is whether he’ll get a big contract in the early days of free agency, when cap money is burning a hole in the pockets of some teams and/or owners have decided to spend in order to create the impression that the team is trying (even if the “trying” consists of “flailing”).

Some think Long would be better off on the right side, which pays a lot less money. Regardless, if he doesn’t get a big deal early in free agency, his options could become narrow — both from a money standpoint and from the perspective of which side of the line he’ll land.

If Long leaves, Jonathan Martin most likely will become the left tackle for the Dolphins. Martin is the tackle drafted in round two last year by Miami. The guy who played left tackle exclusively in college. The guy who started 12 games at right tackle as a rookie before moving to the left side after Long landed on injured reserve.

And so it could be that speculation about Long’s future after Martin was drafted could be right on the money. Despite the things G.M. Jeff Ireland said last year.“I don’t normally go overboard on media speculation,” Ireland said after the 2012 draft. “But [Friday night] I saw an article about Jake Long. I have plans to keep Jake Long here for a long time. So, let’s don’t get ahead of ourselves. . . . We drafted Jonathan Martin to be a tackle on this football team, a right tackle on this football team. Let’s don’t speculate any further than that.”

It’s probably safe to do more than speculate now. Though there’s still a chance Long stays, it likely won’t happen until Long has determined that big money won’t be flowing his way from any other team.






Very Interesting......

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Post Re: ProFootballtalk.com on Jake Long
maybe he'll stay in Miami for 8 million per year.


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maybe he'll stay in Miami for 8 million per year.


Lol!!!


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If I'm Miami I'm putting a 3 year 18 million dollar take it or leave it deal on the table.

I know Long is a good tackle but there is some good depth in the draft and other options in the free agent market. Also, if Miami takes care of some serious holes via free agency then I wouldn't be opposed to spending the 12th pick on an OT if he is BPA.


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A source tells the Miami Herald free agent CB Sean Smith's priority is to "get paid."
This is true of 99 percent of free agents, but a strong indication Smith is done in Miami, as the Dolphins reportedly believe they can "replace Smith with a comparable if not better player either in free agency or the draft." According to reporter Armando Salguero, Jake Long is "much" more likely to be back with the Dolphins than Smith.


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A source tells the Miami Herald free agent CB Sean Smith's priority is to "get paid."
This is true of 99 percent of free agents, but a strong indication Smith is done in Miami, as the Dolphins reportedly believe they can "replace Smith with a comparable if not better player either in free agency or the draft." According to reporter Armando Salguero, Jake Long is "much" more likely to be back with the Dolphins than Smith.



I saw that quote on the Miami Herald earlier today. I get the feeling that Jake may be back with Miami, because I just don't think he will get the money he wants or possibly expects to get. The only team that worries me is Chicago.

As far as Sean is concerned, who ever pays him what he is looking for, buyer beware.

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Chicago only has 4 million in cap room, so it's going to be tough for them to go after Jake.

I'm surprised Sean looks good as gone. I thought something would get done. They better sign somebody starting caliber in Free Agency...


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Chicago only has 4 million in cap room, so it's going to be tough for them to go after Jake.

I'm surprised Sean looks good as gone. I thought something would get done. They better sign somebody starting caliber in Free Agency...


I think they will look to free agency, but Sean sure as hell does not deserve 8 mill or more per year.

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I would say we only have 3 of our own free agents to really look after in alphabetical order Bush, Hartline and Long depending on the price. Other than that let the rest walk.

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swerve13 wrote:
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A source tells the Miami Herald free agent CB Sean Smith's priority is to "get paid."
This is true of 99 percent of free agents, but a strong indication Smith is done in Miami, as the Dolphins reportedly believe they can "replace Smith with a comparable if not better player either in free agency or the draft." According to reporter Armando Salguero, Jake Long is "much" more likely to be back with the Dolphins than Smith.



I saw that quote on the Miami Herald earlier today. I get the feeling that Jake may be back with Miami, because I just don't think he will get the money he wants or possibly expects to get. The only team that worries me is Chicago.

As far as Sean is concerned, who ever pays him what he is looking for, buyer beware.


I agree with everything you just said


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Post Re: ProFootballtalk.com on Jake Long
we should steal Wallace and Lewis from Pittsburgh


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Post Re: ProFootballtalk.com on Jake Long
Alex13 wrote:
I would say we only have 3 of our own free agents to really look after in alphabetical order Bush, Hartline and Long depending on the price. Other than that let the rest walk.


I would say we only resign one of those three. And that is only if he agrees to reasonable terms


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