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Dolphins privately fear season's end for Long

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07:59 AM ET 12.03 | After giving the Patriots a pretty good run for much of Sunday's game, Joe Philbin might be excused for not being willing to talk about it. Publicly, [Philbin] barely acknowledged the Jake Long injury, saying after the game he had no update on the matter. And players who have been told not to comment on injuries towed the line. "Can't comment on injuries," Jonathan Martin said. But privately? Two players told me they heard Long tore his left triceps and one staffer said that's the early diagnosis. Long had an X-ray after the game whose results were inconclusive. Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network is reporting Long will have an MRI on Monday to get a clearer picture but that, "It doesn't look good."

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Joe Philbin, Icon Sports Joe Philbin, Icon Sports
December 3, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Miami's defense held tough most of the game, but the Pats' final long drive, mostly on the ground, was the clincher. Again, the Pats played soft D in the fourth quarter, allowing Miami to rack up yards and points.

December 3, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Niners, Jags, Bills and Pats on their schedule. They're not going to the playoffs.

December 3, 2012  09:07 AM ET

It was also reported that Long is a free agent after this season, and that could hurt him in contract negotiations. Tough break for a good player with a solid future - he's one of the reasons Reggie Bush is having such a good season. But it could also mean that a team might be able to pick him up for a relative bargain. Like, maybe even my favorite team....

December 3, 2012  10:15 AM ET

If he can't play with a torn muscle Howie might want to have a paternity test done.

December 3, 2012  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It was also reported that Long is a free agent after this season, and that could hurt him in contract negotiations. Tough break for a good player with a solid future - he's one of the reasons Reggie Bush is having such a good season. But it could also mean that a team might be able to pick him up for a relative bargain. Like, maybe even my favorite team....

Or... mine.

December 3, 2012  11:12 AM ET
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If he can't play with a torn muscle Howie might want to have a paternity test done.

You are thinking of Chris Long, the DE for the Rams....Jake Long isn't his son

 
December 3, 2012  02:11 PM ET

Thank God for LeBron, otherwise this City should feel cursed, the Marlins and Dolphins are swimming with the Fishes!!!

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