Posted December 05, 2012

Dolphins left tackle Jake Long placed on injured reserve

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Dolphins tackle Jake Long was placed on IR with an injured bicep muscle. (Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Dolphins tackle Jake Long was placed on IR with an injured bicep muscle. (Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

The Miami Dolphins placed Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.

Long injured his left triceps muscle in the Dolphins’ 23-16 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. Last December, he missed the final weeks of the season when tore his biceps.

Long is making $11.2 million this season in the final year of a five-year, $50 million contract he signed after being selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Miami can use the franchise tag on him for next season, allowing him to make $15.4 million.


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M as in Mancy
M as in Mancy

Long has caught the injury bug the past few years but he's still a key building block for the franchise. Receivers are almost nothing without a QB, QBs are nothing without pass protection, and pass protection is nothing without a good LT. If the Fins are serious about putting Tannehill in a successful position, they'll resign Long.