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Former Miami Dolphins first-overall pick, offensive tackle Jake Long, is visiting with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday.

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Former Miami Dolphins number one overall draft pick Jake Long is conducting a workout with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday. The Bears on Tuesday waived offensive tackle Tayo Fabuluje, giving them a vacancy they are hoping Long will be able to fill.

The visit was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Long was selected with the first pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, a position Miami held after a 1-15 2007 season. The Dolphins had expected Long to become a decade-long starter, dominating the left tackle position for them. Unfortunately, injuries began to plague Long, who earned Pro Bowl berths after each of his first four seasons in the league, as well as a First-Team All-Pro selection in 2010, his third year. After five years in Miami (2008-2012), Long left via free agency to join the St. Louis Rams. He spent two years there before working last season as a reserve tackle for the Atlanta Falcons, appearing in four games with no starts. Those marked the first time he appeared in a game without starting it in his career.

He has only played 16 games three times in eight seasons in the league, all three of those coming in his first three seasons. He has had back, shoulder, chest, and knee injuries, including torn ACLs in each of his two years with the Rams.

The Bears could, if Long passes a physical, offer him a short-term contract to serve as the team's swing tackle. The team has Charles Leno as the starting left tackle and Bobby Massie at right tackle.