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Rams haven’t made offer to Jake Long, yet

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In our effort to keep you up to date on the latest news reported by others, there’s a chance we’ll pass along something reported by others that is not correct.

Case in point:  A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that there is no deal between the Rams and tackle Jake Long.  That contradicts a report from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that a deal is done.

Per the source, an offer hasn’t even been made to Long.

This doesn’t mean he won’t be signed.  It only means he hasn’t been signed.  Indeed, he hasn’t even received an offer.

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21 Responses to “Rams haven’t made offer to Jake Long, yet”
  1. blitz87 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:57 PM

    Omar’s terrible. No surprise he jumped the gun and got it wrong.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 13, 2013 2:58 PM

    It’s ok PFT. You are still head and shoulders the best around and I fully trust you all. PFT! PFT! PFT!

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 13, 2013 2:59 PM

    Someone tell Roger Saffold. He’s up on the top of the bridge.

  4. grumpyoleman says: Mar 13, 2013 2:59 PM

    He’s driving back home to Michigan and signing with the Lions.

  5. nice2meetumarco says: Mar 13, 2013 3:01 PM

    Is “Report” the name of your dartboard because that’s basically the track record as of late?

  6. pmtlps says: Mar 13, 2013 3:07 PM

    I knew it

  7. tim8450 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:08 PM

    In a related story, there is a “chance” that water is wet.

  8. beavertonsteve says: Mar 13, 2013 3:10 PM

    It sounds like the two sides have agreed on some basic contract numbers, but obviously if the phsical isn’t done yet the Rams haven’t made an offer yet. So, basically it’s at the exact same stage as it was reported last night. I think the Sun-Sentinel wanted some page hits for the day.

  9. upperdecker19 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:10 PM

    Is the “South Florida Sun-Sentinel” hiring?

    Regards,
    Howard Eskin

  10. davetexansfan says: Mar 13, 2013 3:12 PM

    But Wikipedia says that he’s on the Rams!?!?!? WHO CAN I TRUST ANYMORE???

  11. adx321 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:13 PM

    thegreatgabbert says:
    Mar 13, 2013 2:59 PM
    Someone tell Roger Saffold. He’s up on the top of the bridge.

    Roger can come back to Indiana and make up for the mistake Indy made not picking him in the first place.

  12. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Mar 13, 2013 3:25 PM

    If you were a team and you saw a Dolphins team with plenty of cap room, not throwing money at their starting LT…would that throw up some red flags?

    This reminds me of Philbin with Matt Flynn and Greg Jennings. “I LIKE them…BUT…” The Dolphins like Jake Long but they don’t love him anymore, the Rams are bidding against themselves at that 10-12 million range.

  13. silverhornet says: Mar 13, 2013 3:30 PM

    Omar still thinks Legedu Naanee is a legitimate NFL wide receiver.

  14. bribos says: Mar 13, 2013 3:39 PM

    One side or the other, either the Ram’s or Long, is out trying to find a doctor that will give him a pass on the physical. If he was healthy he would have been in the weightroom already. Sounds very fishy to me…hate it…but it is what it is.

  15. dwnhillwhaler says: Mar 13, 2013 3:55 PM

    I agree Omar is terrible, but Long isnt signed because one or both. Rams have not offered him elite LT money because well hes not elite. Franchise tackles dont block from the sidelines, and he is not healthy enough to pass a physical, cant wait to see him gone from Mia just to get the last of the parcel’s garbage gone. All the Cowboys carryovers are gone and of the two QB’s he passed for this guy one in a NFC championship and one with a ring. Say this to yourself with a straight face “that left tackle is gonna take us to the Super Bowl”

  16. iced107 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:59 PM

    joemontanawasthegreatest says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:25 PM
    If you were a team and you saw a Dolphins team with plenty of cap room, not throwing money at their starting LT…would that throw up some red flags?

    This reminds me of Philbin with Matt Flynn and Greg Jennings. “I LIKE them…BUT…” The Dolphins like Jake Long but they don’t love him anymore, the Rams are bidding against themselves at that 10-12 million range.
    ——————————————————–

    Simple – you don’t know what you have til it’s gone.

    Jake Long was a pro bowler his first 4 years (been in 5) and struggled last year due to injury..

    We’ll happily take Jake Long in St.Louis – one injured/rough year doesn’t off set 4 pro bowl ones

  17. firstroyal says: Mar 13, 2013 4:20 PM

    Simple – they know exactly how much he is worth and do not want to risk a big contract on damaged goods

    Jake Long was a pro bowler his couple years and struggled the last two years due to injuries.

    We’ll happily take Jake Long in St.Louis we don’t mind risking a ton of money on someone who might not ever play a full season again.

    CORRECTED

    Like someone said above, Miami likes him but does not love him anymore. Signed a jake long jersey wearing fan.

  18. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Mar 13, 2013 4:25 PM

    Rams haven’t made offer to Jake Long, yet
    Posted by Mike Florio on March 13, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT
    Getty ImagesIn our effort to keep you up to date on the latest news reported by others, there’s a chance we’ll pass along something reported by others that is not correct.

    Case in point: A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that there is no deal between the Rams and tackle Jake Long. That contradicts a report from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that a deal is done.

    Per the source, an offer hasn’t even been made to Long.

    This doesn’t mean he won’t be signed. It only means he hasn’t been signed. Indeed, he hasn’t even received an offer.

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    blitz87 says:
    Mar 13, 2013 2:57 PM
    Omar’s terrible. No surprise he jumped the gun and got it wrong.

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    logicalvoicesays says:
    Mar 13, 2013 2:58 PM
    It’s ok PFT. You are still head and shoulders the best around and I fully trust you all. PFT! PFT! PFT!

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    thegreatgabbert says:
    Mar 13, 2013 2:59 PM
    Someone tell Roger Saffold. He’s up on the top of the bridge.

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    grumpyoleman says:
    Mar 13, 2013 2:59 PM
    He’s driving back home to Michigan and signing with the Lions.

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    nice2meetumarco says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:01 PM
    Is “Report” the name of your dartboard because that’s basically the track record as of late?

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    pmtlps says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:07 PM
    I knew it

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    tim8450 says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:08 PM
    In a related story, there is a “chance” that water is wet.

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    beavertonsteve says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:10 PM
    It sounds like the two sides have agreed on some basic contract numbers, but obviously if the phsical isn’t done yet the Rams haven’t made an offer yet. So, basically it’s at the exact same stage as it was reported last night. I think the Sun-Sentinel wanted some page hits for the day.

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    upperdecker19 says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:10 PM
    Is the “South Florida Sun-Sentinel” hiring?

    Regards,
    Howard Eskin

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    davetexansfan says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:12 PM
    But Wikipedia says that he’s on the Rams!?!?!? WHO CAN I TRUST ANYMORE???

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    adx321 says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:13 PM
    thegreatgabbert says:
    Mar 13, 2013 2:59 PM
    Someone tell Roger Saffold. He’s up on the top of the bridge.

    Roger can come back to Indiana and make up for the mistake Indy made not picking him in the first place.

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    joemontanawasthegreatest says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:25 PM
    If you were a team and you saw a Dolphins team with plenty of cap room, not throwing money at their starting LT…would that throw up some red flags?

    This reminds me of Philbin with Matt Flynn and Greg Jennings. “I LIKE them…BUT…” The Dolphins like Jake Long but they don’t love him anymore, the Rams are bidding against themselves at that 10-12 million range.

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    silverhornet says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:30 PM
    Omar still thinks Legedu Naanee is a legitimate NFL wide receiver.

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    bribos says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:39 PM
    One side or the other, either the Ram’s or Long, is out trying to find a doctor that will give him a pass on the physical. If he was healthy he would have been in the weightroom already. Sounds very fishy to me…hate it…but it is what it is.

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    dwnhillwhaler says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:55 PM
    I agree Omar is terrible, but Long isnt signed because one or both. Rams have not offered him elite LT money because well hes not elite. Franchise tackles dont block from the sidelines, and he is not healthy enough to pass a physical, cant wait to see him gone from Mia just to get the last of the parcel’s garbage gone. All the Cowboys carryovers are gone and of the two QB’s he passed for this guy one in a NFC championship and one with a ring. Say this to yourself with a straight face “that left tackle is gonna take us to the Super Bowl”

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    iced107 says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:59 PM
    joemontanawasthegreatest says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:25 PM
    If you were a team and you saw a Dolphins team with plenty of cap room, not throwing money at their starting LT…would that throw up some red flags?

    This reminds me of Philbin with Matt Flynn and Greg Jennings. “I LIKE them…BUT…” The Dolphins like Jake Long but they don’t love him anymore, the Rams are bidding against themselves at that 10-12 million range.
    ——————————————————–

    Simple – you don’t know what you have til it’s gone.

    Jake Long was a pro bowler his first 4 years (been in 5) and struggled last year due to injury..

    We’ll happily take Jake Long in St.Louis – one injured/rough year doesn’t off set 4 pro bowl ones
    ——————————————

    You pay what someone will do for you in the future, not for their past in Free agency. He is a servicable tackle but he has had subpar years 2 of the last three. Clady, J. Thomas etc. are head and shoulders better than Long even though they all have been designated for the Pro Bowl over the past few years.

    He has been good, not great.

  19. skylark70455 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:42 PM

    Jake has not finished the season the last two years, and has been injured the last three.

    If I were the Dolphins, I’d love to have him back… just not at elite level money. Hard for me to see how the Rams can afford an elite level contract anyway – after the deal Cook got, so I have to think the Dolphins are still in play for Longs return (unless there are hard feelings). Long has refused to talk to local reporters all off season.

    In any case… I understand there are 6 1st round worthy tackles in this years draft… and there are several right tackle players still awaiting contracts in free agency (Johnathon Martin could move to LT for Dolphins). None of those options would cost elite money.

  20. pksullivanmha says: Mar 13, 2013 6:31 PM

    Shuffle off to Buffalo jake, there is a job open. @footballady52. 🏈

  21. section441 says: Mar 13, 2013 10:41 PM

    joemontanawasthegreatest says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:25 PM
    If you were a team and you saw a Dolphins team with plenty of cap room, not throwing money at their starting LT…would that throw up some red flags?

    This reminds me of Philbin with Matt Flynn and Greg Jennings. “I LIKE them…BUT…” The Dolphins like Jake Long but they don’t love him anymore, the Rams are bidding against themselves at that 10-12 million range.
    ——————————————————–

    Simple – you don’t know what you have til it’s gone.

    Jake Long was a pro bowler his first 4 years (been in 5) and struggled last year due to injury..

    We’ll happily take Jake Long in St.Louis – one injured/rough year doesn’t off set 4 pro bowl ones

    *********************************
    As a Dolphins fan, we already know what its like without Jake as he cant survive a 16 game schedule. Yes he was a pro bowler, but the last two were on reputation.

    He has gotten away from the finesse he had when he started and his technique has suffered. Maybe you didnt watch him last year, but on two occassions, he almost got Tannehill decapitated when he didnt protect the blindside. His run blocking has become inferior. Most third and short runs would go to the right behind John Jerry (who) and Jonathan Martin. He had too many penalties for an ‘elite’ LT.

    You can have him…..good luck. You have been warned.

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