Rams, Long agree to terms on deal
Updated March 18, 2013
St. Louis (AP) — The St. Louis Rams and free agent offensive tackle
Jake Long agreed to terms on a deal Sunday night.
Long, the first overall pick of the 2008 draft by the Miami Dolphins,
spent a few days in St. Louis last week and passed a physical, but left
without a deal. Kevin Demoff, the Rams' chief operating officer,
confirmed the signing.
Long is the Rams' second acquisition in free agency along with tight
end Jake Cook, who got a five-year deal. St. Louis took standout
defensive end Chris Long, who has 24½ sacks the last two seasons with
the second overall pick of the '08 draft.
Long started every game his first three seasons and has been to four
Pro Bowls, but has been injured at the end of the last two years. He
finished 2012 on injured reserve with a left triceps injury and the
Dolphins declined to give him a franchise tag and pay him $15.4 million
At a news conference to introduce Cook last week, coach Jeff Fisher
scoffed at a report quoting the agent for incumbent left tackle Rodger Saffold saying his client wouldn't be happy moving to the right side,
saying he had talked with Saffold.
The Rams picked up center Scott Wells in free agency last year.