Long (coach's decision) is listed as inactive ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Bills. Long is a healthy scratch Sunday after Adam Shaheen was activated from the COVID-19 list this week. The rookie registered 23 total snaps (18 offensive) during his first NFL action against the Patriots in Week 1.
Long (lower body) is participating in practice Thursday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. The rookie tight end was carted off the practice field due to what seemed like a worrying lower body injury roughly two weeks ago, but he's managed to quickly return to health. Long is still visibly playing through leg pain, per Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post, but it doesn't appear that the Dolphins are concerned about him aggravating any injuries. Now that he's back on the field, Long will resume competing to push Adam Shaheen and Durham Smythe for rotational reps behind top tight end Mike Gesicki.
Long (lower body) is participating in some team drills Tuesday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. Long appears to be limited at Tuesday's practice, but it's certainly encouraging to see him handle blocking drills just over a week after he had to be carted off the field due to a lower-body injury. The Dolphins have a number of reliable tight ends atop the depth chart, namely Mike Gesicki, Adam Shaheen and Durham Smythe, so the team can take a cautious approach to Long's recovery. Still, it looks like the rookie third-round pick could have a chance at suiting up for action at some point during the preseason.
Long (lower body) will not play Saturday against the Bears, David Furones of the Sun Sentinel reports. The rookie was carted off the field last Sunday and was reportedly unable to put any weight on his left leg, but he evidently avoided a significant injury and has been without a brace for most of this week. The Dolphins will obviously play it safe with their third-round pick, which means Long will wait to make his professional debut until later in the preseason.
Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said Wednesday that Long (lower body) is day-to-day, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. Long was carted off the field Sunday with what's being described as a lower-body injury, and he was reportedly unable to put any weight on his left leg afterward. The tight end appears to have avoided a serious injury, as he was seen walking around on the sideline at Wednesday's practice without a brace or sleeve on his leg. The 2021 third-round pick will compete for a role in the Dolphins' offense behind Mike Gesicki once he's able to return to the field.
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|3||09/26||@Las Vegas Raiders||6||2.00|
|5||10/10||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||18||7.00|
|11||11/21||@New York Jets||11||4.00|
|13||12/05||New York Giants||30||12.00|
|15||12/19||New York Jets||11||4.00|
|16||12/27||@New Orleans Saints||12||4.00|
|18||01/09||New England Patriots||3||1.00|
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