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Vikings Sign OT Jake Long To One-Year Deal

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the Vikings are signing OT Jake Long to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

Minnesota brought Long and a few other offensive linemen in for workouts on Monday after they sustained even more injuries to their offensive line this past weekend.

It’s worth mentioning that Long has a history with Vikings’ offensive line coach Tony Sparano from their time together in Miami.

There have been some concerns about Long’s healthy, particularly his knee. The Ravens nearly signed Long to a contract but later passed on doing so after Long declined to sign an injury waiver.

Long previously mentioned that he’s “100 percent confident” he will be playing in 2016.

[I’ve been] working out everyday and feeling strong,” Long said, via Sirius XM NFL Radio. “This is the healthiest I’ve felt in a very long time. Knee feels great.”

Long, 31, is a former No. 1 overall pick by the Dolphins back in 2008. He spent five years in Miami before signing on with the Rams as an unrestricted free agent during the 2013 offseason.

Long has unfortunately dealt with multiple ACL tears over the past few years, which led to him signing a one-year deal with the Falcons last year as a reserve lineman.

In 2015, Long was limited to appearing in just four games for the Falcons, playing nine total snaps.

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