Long announced Monday on his personal Twitter account that he will retire from professional football.
Long, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, earned trips to the Pro Bowl in his first four seasons with the Dolphins before injuries derailed his career. The 31-year-old, who hadn't appeared in more than 10 games in a season since 2013, decided it was best to step away from the game while he was in the midst of rehabbing an Achilles injury he suffered on Nov. 13. Long appeared in 77 career NFL games with the Dolphins, Rams and Vikings.
Long (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Long signed with the Vikings a little over a month ago after Andre Smith (triceps) and Matt Kalil (hip) were lost for the season. The Vikings' offensive line continues to be ravaged by injuries, with the team bringing in Rashod Hill to replace Long.
Long will likely miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury to his left Achilles' tendon in Sunday's loss to Washington, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The Vikings' depth on the offensive line will be severely tested as Long was a late addition after Matt Kalil (hip) and Andre Smith (triceps) were lost for the season. Given Long's long history of injuries, this could be the end of his career.
Long has signed a contract with Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
With Andre Smith placed on injured reserve with a triceps injury, the Vikings are in need of depth on the offensive line. As a result, they'll take a chance on Long, who hadn't been able to sign with a team after playing just 10 snaps last season after tearing his ACL in both 2013 and 2014.
Offensive tackle Jake Long has signed a one-year deal with the 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 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 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 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 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.
While veteran tackle Jake Long's status for 2015 remains up in the air as he returns from a second torn ACL in as many seasons, Rams coach Jeff Fisher indicated Greg Robinson will be the team's starting left tackle next season.
"We’re going to wait and see for Jake and see how he’s feeling," Fisher said. "He’s been in the building the last couple of days. All indications are that he wants to come back. Yeah, as we stand right now Greg’s going to be our left tackle."
If Long decides to return next season, the Rams are already considering where he might play along the offensive line.
"Jake’s a good enough athlete that he could play -- I’m not going to go out on a limb and say he could play center -- but yeah, he could play guard or play right tackle, I believe,” Fisher said.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher said he's not sure if left tackle Jake Long wants to keep playing, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Long tore his ACL for the second straight season and has missed 10 games during his two-year tenure with St. Louis.
Long was the top overall pick in the 2008 draft by the Dolphins.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Monday that offensive lineman Jake Long will miss the remainder of the season after re-injuring his knee Sunday against the Chiefs. Long suffered a torn ACL and MCL late last season.
"Jake has re-torn his ACL. He will be out for the remainder of the season," Fisher said, per the team's official website. "Jake worked really, really hard to get back. And it’s kind of an isolated incident, isolated contact, and it’s just kind of a freak thing. We just appreciate him … his work, and the difficulty associated with coming back from that injury. But he’s done it once, and he’ll do it again."
An MRI confirmed Rams left tackle Jake Long suffered a torn ACL Sunday against the Chiefs, sources told ESPN. ProFootballTalk.com reported Sunday the team had feared Long suffered a torn ACL in the third quarter of Sunday's loss.
It's another tough break for Long, who suffered a torn ACL and MCL in Week 16 last season. Long had started the first seven games this season coming off last season's knee injury.
The Rams fear left tackle Jake Long suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's 34-7 loss against the Chiefs, a source told ProFootballTalk.com. Long was injured late in the third quarter while quarterback Austin Davis was being sacked for a 5-yard loss.
Rams offensive lineman Jake Long (knee), offensive lineman Rodger Saffold (shoulder) and wide receiver Brian Quick (arm) were all ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game at Kansas City in the fourth quarter. Quick and Saffold suffered first-half injuries, while Long was injured in the second half.
The Rams have six players on the final injury report before Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Vikings. Guard Barrett Jones (back) and cornerback Trumaine Johnson (knee) were already ruled out.
Deemed probable for Week 1 were tackle Jake Long (knee), defensive end William Hayes (chest) and linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar (shoulder). The only player deemed questionable on the list was defensive end Eugene Sims (knee).
The Rams announced that cornerback Trumaine Johnson (knee) and offensive lineman Barrett Jones (back) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.
In addition, tackle Jake Long (knee), defensive ends William Hayes (chest) and Eugene Sims (knee) and linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar (shoulder) were limited participants in practice Wednesday.
Rams offensive tackle Jake Long practiced in full Tuesday, ESPN.com reports. He is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against Cleveland.
The Rams will be without five starters for Saturday's preseason game against the Packers, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Left tackle Jake Long, right guard Rodger Saffold, cornerback Janoris Jenkins, linebacker James Laurinaitis, defensive tackle Michael Brockers will not dress for the game.
The following reserves will also sit out: Cornerback Darren Woodard, safety Matt Daniels, fullback Kadeem Jones, defensive end Sammy Brown, center Demetrius Rhaney, center/guard Barrett Jones, guard Brandon Washington, defensive end William Hayes
The Rams will be without the services of left tackle Jake Long Saturday against the Packers, according to ESPN. Head coach Jeff Fisher told reporters that the plan is to play Long next week in Cleveland.