Offensive tackle Jake Long has signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons that has a play-and-pay structure with no guaranteed money, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
The nature of this deal, with a good chunk of the money tied to incentives, indicates that Long's market has dried up for teams looking to take any risk on the 30-year-old, former first overall pick.
It's a low-risk deal for the Falcons, who will probably wait a while for Long to get into shape before working him into the depth chart. Long isn't likely to overtake Jake Matthews, but he could have a shot at time at right tackle if Ryan Schraeder underperforms. That is, of course, if Long can stay healthy.
The New York Giants are still searching for able bodies after left tackle Will Beatty's injury, per nj.com.
The Giants brought in former top-overall pick Jake Long for a recent visit, but general manager Jerry Reese says the team is still looking for more help.
"We'll continue to look around," Reese said. "Obviously, everybody has around 90 men on their roster right now, so there'll be some cuts; there will be some chances to add some offensive linemen."
Long is coming off of consecutive season-ending knee injuries, which can explain why the Giants would be hesitant to sign him just yet.
Free-agent offensive tackle Jake Long visited the New York Giants on Thursday, ESPN reports.
The Giants are having to shuffle their offensive line with Will Beatty expected to miss the first part of the season with a pec injury. Long was scheduled to make $9.25 million in 2015 but was released by the Rams in March.
The St. Louis Rams announced that the team has released tackle Jake Long and center Scott Wells to help clear room under the salary cap.
Long was scheduled to make $9.25 million in 2015, with a $10.5 million cap hit. Wells would have made $2 million with a $4.75 million hit. Combined, the two moves save about $12 million against the 2015 cap.
Jeff Fisher updated the injury status of two St. Louis Rams offensive linemen during his press conference at the Indianapolis scouting combine, Friday.
Fisher announced that left tackle Greg Robinson had toe surgery after the regular season ended. The rookie played in all 16 games for the Rams last season, starting 12.
Tackle Jake Long is also bouncing back from surgery. Long tore his ACL seven games into the season. Fisher said that Long's rehab is "coming along" With Robinson's success at left tackle, the team is trying to decide where else on the line Long could fit in.