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.