Falcons HC Dan Quinn told reporters on Monday they’re still interested in free agent OT Jake Long.
“He’s somebody we’ve still talked about for sure,” Quinn said, AtlantaFalcons.com. “(He’s) a guy we have lots of regard for.”
The Falcons continue to deal with injuries to their offensive line, so it’s not all that surprising to hear that they are keeping the door open to signing someone like Long.
“I’ll wait to see where we’re at in regard to the injuries before we move forward in that way in terms of future players,” Quinn said of possibly signing Long.
The market for Long, or at least the level of interest in him, had picked up for a brief period of time, but reports later indicated that there is some concern around the league that his career could be over following his second major knee injury.
Long visited with the Falcons and has also met with the Giants and Broncos.
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.