Posted: 12/3/2012 1:46 AM
The Dolphins lost left tackle Jake Long in the first quarter of Sunday’s game and they fear they won’t have him back again this year.
That’s the word from both Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and Jeff Darlington of NFL.com from Miami after the game. Long left with what was called a left triceps injury during the contest and the Dolphins are afraid he’s torn it. He’ll have an MRI on Monday, but Salguero reports that two players and a team official told him that was the working diagnosis. Darlington’s source says that “it doesn’t look good.”
If so, it could have been Long’s final game as a Dolphin. Rookie Jonathan Martin replaced Long on Sunday and would likely remain there if the worst fears are realized. That would give the Dolphins an extended evaluation of Martin’s fitness for the job, something that will come in handy with Long set to become a free agent after the season.
Long’s play hasn’t been met with many positive reviews this year, so a good showing from Martin could lead the Dolphins to go with the cheaper and younger option at left tackle.
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TourDeForce wrote: I wanted Matt Ryan with that pick, but was not heartrbroken with the Long selection. I just don't see him coming back. Miami could probably upgrade in the rounds 1-2 and save $10+ million in cap space. I still believe who protects Tannehill is more important right now then who he throws the ball too. LT>>>>>WR
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rightNexact wrote: TourDeForce wrote: I wanted Matt Ryan with that pick, but was not heartrbroken with the Long selection. I just don't see him coming back. Miami could probably upgrade in the rounds 1-2 and save $10+ million in cap space. I still believe who protects Tannehill is more important right now then who he throws the ball too. LT>>>>>WRI disagree. We've gone that O-line route faithfully since 2008 and where has it gotten us??We have two 1sts, a 2nd and a 3rd (not mention Incognito was a high pick) on the line and it still sucks. Not to mention the bust draft picks and free agents?? How is selecting Jake Long over Matt Ryan working out for both teams?? They're potential SuperBowl participents and we're still running in circles. This is a scoring league and the Dolphins are whoefully behind the times. Playmakers are the No. 1 need.
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birdmond wrote: Matt Ryan was really not a slam dunk and at the time there was no rookie cap. I remember both the Rams and Dolphins claimed there were zero offers to trade out of the top two picks so I think other teams doubted Ryan as well. Obviously they were wrong but I understood the thought process at the time.
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