Posted January 28, 2013

Report: Jake Long seeks contract of ‘at least’ $10 million annually

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Jake Long is looking for a contract of "at least" $10 million annually. (Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Jake Long is looking for a contract of “at least” $10 million annually. (Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Miami Dolphins left tackle Jake Long is seeking a contract of “at least” $10 million annually, The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reported on Sunday. So far, the Dolphins have not been optimistic about contract talks.

From Jackson’s report:

People who spoke to the Dolphins’ front office say Miami is pessimistic about its chances of re-signing Jake Long but will keep working at it. Long, believed to be seeking at least $10 million a year, scoffed at Miami’s first offer during the season, according to a teammate.

Until recently, Long was thought to be one of the best left tackles in the game. But at only 28, injuries have contributed to his decline over the past two seasons.

Long is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. And though the Dolphins could place their franchise tag on him, it would cost them nearly $16 million to do so.

The Dolphins drafted tackle Jonathan Martin in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played most of this season as the team’s right tackle, but he was a left tackle at Stanford.


5 comments
504H2o
504H2o

Those of us in Ozzie's hometown, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, are perhaps the ones holding him in highes esteem. From the stellar days under Coach C. T. Manley at Colbert Co. High School, to his All-American years at Alabama under Coach Bear Bryant, on to Cleveland where he was beloved by the Dog Pound and a Cardiac Kid, we knew a Super Bowl ring, not to be discounted certainly, would be anti climatic to the many collective memories given us by this big hearted man who shone not only on the gridiron but also as a benevolent, accessible member of our community.

M as in Mancy
M as in Mancy

The guy has talent, but big contracts are based upon projected future performance. If his last 2 seasons are a sign of his health and physical skills, he's in for a surprise.

John4
John4

See, this would be a better FA signing for the Cowboys.  4 yrs, $38 Million.  ($9.5 Mill average - Long would sign that).  This move would also allow the Cowboys to cut some unproductive OL currently on the roster.  (No problem finding players who fit that description).  And Romo gets some time.  Get lucky draft Chance Warmack, and presto, the Cowboys would have one of the best OLs in the NFL.  (Claim is based on cutting Bernardeau).  

hiram.diaz
hiram.diaz

Are revolving doors that expensive these days?