Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Atlanta Falcons brought in veteran OT Jake Long for a tryout on Thursday.
Earlier in the week, Adam Schefter reported that Dr. James Andrews had cleared Long to participate in football activities, and he was scheduled to work out the Falcons at some point this week.
It was just a few weeks ago that Falcons HC Dan Quinn told reporters that they’re still interested in 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.
Long has previously 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.
We’ll have more regarding Long and the Falcons as the news is available.