Dolphins tackle Jake Long had some good news to report on his health.
Long told Robert Klemko of USA Today that he’s feeling the best he has in years after having surgery to repair the triceps injury that ended his 2012 season. He had less optimism when it came to a question about his chances of staying with the Dolphins after free agency gets underway next month. That doesn’t mean there was any pessimism, however. Long kept it close to the vest on the topic of where he’ll be playing in 2013.
“You’ve got to talk to my agent about that one,” Long said. “That’s the business side. I just worry about the football. I know a great deal’s gonna get done one way or the other.”
There was a report near the end of January that Long is looking for “at least” $10 million a season in his next deal, something that was said to make the Dolphins pessimistic about their chances of keeping him. They could use the franchise tag, but the team may decide that Long’s shaky play of late doesn’t warrant that big a financial commitment either.