Jake Long plans to leave St. Louis without a deal

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On Thursday, Rams coach Jeff Fisher was optimistic a deal could get done with free agent offensive tackle Jake Long. On Friday, Long’s visit to St. Louis appears to be coming to an end, without a deal.

Long is scheduled to leave town without a deal this afternoon, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Long has spent three days with the team, taking a physical and going out to eat in St. Louis with Fisher and other team officials.

His departure doesn’t necessarily mean a deal won’t get done: It could just mean Long wants to take his time before making his decision, and even if Long is already lining up visits with other teams, in the end he might decide that the Rams are the best fit for him.

But amid reports that other teams are interested in Long and that the Dolphins are still trying to keep him around, it appears that a deal with the Rams isn’t going to get done just yet.

40 responses to “Jake Long plans to leave St. Louis without a deal

  1. Patriots, if they don’t sign Volmer. Unless Kraft decides to take Brady’s cap space expand Patriot’s Place to cover the entire town of Foxborough

  2. kotcha23 says: Mar 15, 2013 1:14 PM

    What other teams are interested besides the Rams & Dolphins???

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    Lions just had a LT from Michigan retire, maybe they want to pick up a new LT from Michigan?

  3. kotcha23 says:Mar 15, 2013 1:14 PM

    What other teams are interested besides the Rams & Dolphins???
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    …and WHY?!?

  4. Why would you want to move from South Florida with a boatload of $$$? I mean St. Louis? Detroit?

  5. Cardinals have a need for LT and just freed up some cap space by cutting Kolb. Joekel and Fisher will be gone by the time they pick. Has anyone seen them linked to Long?

  6. Why would you want to move from South Florida…

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    Because it’s Florida. Armpit of the US, permanently a decade behind everywhere else, basically Jersey South, meth, mosquitoes, more meth, men driving convertibles, etc…

    If the price is right, Detroit would be a great fit.

    He could play for an actual pro team.

  7. I’d take him back in a heartbeat.

    Jake has been hurt, and he hasn’t fully lived up to a #1 overall pick, but god dammit… there were times this guy played for us with one arm, most notably one time against Julius Peppers and the Bears a few years ago.

    He is a leader and has given his all since joining the Dolphins.

    If he’s healthy, and they agree upon a deal that would make both sides happy, I would definitely bring Jake Long back.

  8. If he wants to win he’ll resign with Miami if he wants to be in the cellar he’ll sign with the Rams.

  9. Kpow must be smokin’ some of that meth he/she keeps mentioning. Florida is wonderful. If it’s a decade behind everywhere else, i’ll gladly live in the past. I think i’m safe in saying, NO ONE saves their $$ up all year long just to spend one weeks vacation in Detroit.

  10. If it can’t get done, it can’t get done. Time for Fisher to bring in Vollmer and Pollard (to crack some skulls) with the money they were offering Jake.

  11. kpow55 March 15, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

    Why would you want to move from South Florida…

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    Because it’s Florida. Armpit of the US, permanently a decade behind everywhere else, basically Jersey South, meth, mosquitoes, more meth, men driving convertibles, etc…

    If the price is right, Detroit would be a great fit.
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    OK, you’ve officially lost your right to comment here. First of all, no one, I mean NO ONE wants to live in Detroit, not even people from Detroit! The only thing worse than living in Detroit is living in Detroit! You’ve got an argument that maybe Cleveland is worse but that’s debatable. Second, meth is not a problem in Jersey. Hardly anyone does meth on the east coast. Do a little research; that’s a Midwest problem. Third, I’m from Jersey and went to college in Florida so I can speak with first-hand experience about things that you are clearly ASSUMING are true. Mosquitoes are not an issue in Jersey nor Florida; again, Midwest issue where there is stagnant water everywhere. Florida does have those damn love bugs but they don’t bite you, just make your car real dirty from driving trough swarms of them. And most important of all, Florida is NOTHING like New Jersey!! Not even close! People in Jersey are brash, loud, and fast-paced. Florida is literally the exact opposite. People in Florida are laid-back, slow-paced, don’t curse a lot when they speak, and are horrible drivers(but that’s mainly due to kids driving at 15 and 60% of drivers are 65+). You clearly have never been to Jersey or Florida but you certainly gave us some more insight into the socioeconomic issues facing Detroit.

  12. kpcw55 says:

    “If the price is right, Detroit would be a great fit.”

    OR

    “He could play for an actual pro team.”

  13. Worked up much?

    Fun facts:

    Florida is the pain management capital of the USA, my bad, got my addiction du jour crossed, only 72 meth labs busted last year, apparently thats an improvement.

    Convertibles are built for college kids and trophy wives.

    Reggie Bush left you like your last name was Kardashian

    Detroit is no paradise but there’s always the suburbs and a chance of winning NFL games.

  14. Kpow,

    Are you really smashing life in South Florida and then pitching life in DETROIT?

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    Kpow obviously has never been to South Florida to enjoy the all year long sunshine, the beaches, the fishing, the scuba diving, the boating, the restaurants, the night clubs and…….

    I’ve been to Detroit, felt like I needed a shower when I left

  15. … there were times this guy played for us with one arm, most notably one time against Julius Peppers and the Bears a few years ago.
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    That was a Thursday night game as I recall..

    Julius abused him in that game.

    That game was the beginning of Long’s decline and he hasn’t looked the same since.

  16. Lmao about that comment of detroit over FL.
    Also his point where they can actually win games, Lmao again, since Miami was a better team, and if im not mistake, the dolphins have the best winning % of any football franchise, and the lions i don’t think they are even top 10.

  17. Beyond all the useless information about life styles and weather, the fact remains that Long is damaged property. If an OL has a history of back, arm, knee and shoulder issues, he cannot play against today’s fast, strong and very athletic DE’s. This is what ended the career of Orlando Pace. Does anyone remember Tony Boselli? No punch and no leverage. Rams were right to check him out and probably offered him a low base with incentives. I don’t blame him for looking at more guaranteed money. Time for plan B.

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