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Broncos Not Expected To Sign OT Jake Long At This Time

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos will not be signing free agent OT Jake Long at this time.

Denver hosted Long for a visit on Thursday after he had met with the Giants and Falcons in recent days.

Jeff Legwold of ESPN mentions that Long “carries some significant question marks” in regards to his injury history and his contract demands.

Sources around the league have told Legwold that there’s a legitimate question about his ability to play left tackle after he’s sustained two major knee injuries. Legwold’s sources added that Long will likely require some  time to get back to 100 percent, which means he could be best served as a backup and/or mentor role and a right tackle down the line.

While there are some obvious concerns with Long, it appears as though the offensive tackle market is beginning to pick up now training camp are underway.

Long, 30, was released by the Rams back in March in a move that cleared $8 million in cap space for St. Louis.

In 2014, Long was limited to appearing in seven games and playing a total of 449 snaps, according to Pro Football Focus. Long ultimately graded out as the No. 36 offensive tackle out of 84 qualifying players in 2014.

We have Long listed as the No. 3 player in our Top 25 Best Available Free Agents list.