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Concerns Free Agent OT Jake Long’s Career Could Be Over, Falcons Still Interested

Update:

Jason Cole of B/R spoke to sources around the NFL who mentioned that there’s concern free agent OT Jake Long‘s NFL career could be over following his second major knee injury.

Long recently visited with the Giants and Broncos, but both teams elected to pass on signing him to a contract.

Of course, Long also met with the Falcons, who are reportedly keeping the door open in regards to possibly signing the former No. 1 overall pick.

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Falcons HC Dan Quinn told reporters on Friday that they’re still interested in possibly signing free agent OT Jake Long.

I think we’re interested in everybody — not just one specific player — but anybody … that can help us perform better,” Quinn said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. “Jake was certainly someone that came in and had an awesome workout here. So Jake, amongst others, are always guys that we’re going to keep looking, keep finding ways to compete in that way, too. Every way we can try and make our team better, Thomas (Dimitroff) and I together are going to constantly do that.

The market for Long, or at least the level of interest in him, has picked up in recent days, as he’s also met with the Giants and Broncos.

Long wound up leaving his Thursday meeting with the Broncos minus a contract and reports have said that Denver has no plans to sign him to a contract at this point in time.

The Falcons could really use some more depth along the offensive line, particularly at tackle, so we’ll have to see if their interest level increases in the coming days.

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.