Former Miami Dolphins number one overall draft pick Jake Long appeared set to resume his career with the Baltimore Ravens, agreeing to a contract with the team. On Friday, however, Long refused to sign an injury waiver with the club, keeping him a free agent:
Long, a four time Pro Bowl selection, only appeared in four games last season with the Atlanta Falcons, working as a reserve lineman for the club. He spent the two years prior to that with the St. Louis Rams after five years with the Dolphins. He has had multiple injury issues during his career, including back, biceps, and knee injuries. Multiple ACL tears had the Ravens concerned enough to request the consult with Dr. James Andrews this week as well as requesting the injury waiver from Long.
Will Long be able to find a team willing to take a chance on him staying healthy for the first time since he played in 16 games in each of his first three years with Miami?