Long (quadriceps) is expected to be a full go for training camp in late July, Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media reports.
Long's season ended with surgery on his quad last November, but he's been making steady progress in rehab and shouldn't be held back by the injury. He's been a limited participant in OTAs and is on schedule with his recovery. Look for Long to hold down the starting role at center when he's back in action.
It's no surprise the Jets opted to bring in a new center given the struggles from that position last season. Long is one of the most athletic centers in the league and figures to help the Jets with their affinity to pull up front on run plays.
Long had previously sat out Sunday's loss to the Saints while contending with soreness in both of his knees, but the center's quad injury was apparently a more serious issue. Making matters worse for the Redskins, Long's replacement in the starting lineup, Chase Roullier, injured his hand in the contest, leaving his status in peril for the Week 12 matchup with the Giants. Since Long wasn't due to return for that contest, he'll be shut down for good, allowing the Redskins to sign a healthy center in Demetrius Rhaney, according to John Keim of ESPN.com.
Long (knees) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post reports.
Long was unable to practice this week, which will result in him being sidelined for the third time in four games. Chase Roullier will likely start at center in Long's stead.
Long (knee) is active for Sunday's tilt against the Vikings, Liz Clarke of The Washington Post reports.
Long was one of multiple Redskins' offensive lineman to miss last week's game against Seattle. Fortunately for Washington, the entire starting offensive line is healthy this week as the team faces a tough Minnesota defense.
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