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Dolphins long-shot to re-sign Jake Long

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08:45 AM ET 01.27 | People who spoke to the Dolphins' front office say Miami is pessimistic about its chances of re-signing Jake Long but will keep working at it. Long, believed to be seeking at least $10 million a year, scoffed at Miami's first offer during the season, according to a teammate.

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January 27, 2013  08:50 AM ET

None of the big teams have that kind of Cap Room!

January 27, 2013  09:56 AM ET

He "scoffed" at their offer? I hate scoffers. This could escalate to where he "spits in their general direction" if they do not sign him soon.

OK, seriously, they cannot afford to put the franchise tag on him because it would cost them 120% of his salary this year which would put him at over $15 million to tag him. There are teams that can afford him, but just how much is a OT worth?

January 27, 2013  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He "scoffed" at their offer? I hate scoffers. This could escalate to where he "spits in their general direction" if they do not sign him soon.OK, seriously, they cannot afford to put the franchise tag on him because it would cost them 120% of his salary this year which would put him at over $15 million to tag him. There are teams that can afford him, but just how much is a OT worth?

And I'm too lazy too look just now, but didn't Tannehill spend a good portion of this season either running for his life or picking sod out of his facemask?

January 27, 2013  10:57 AM ET

These guys let Pro Bowl go to their head (Pro Bowl roster spots in 2009, 2010 and 2011) They were there because they missed the big game.

January 27, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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And I'm too lazy too look just now, but didn't Tannehill spend a good portion of this season either running for his life or picking sod out of his facemask?

So, that being said about their QB, just how much good did Long do them then? The problem seems to be bigger. If the cap is going to be around $121 million this year, do you put 12% of it in one position not named QB?

January 27, 2013  11:05 AM ET

That's what I mean. For 15 mil, my QB better have pristine whites at the end of the game. He can get sacked 40 times without you as easily as he did with you.

January 27, 2013  11:51 AM ET

Jake enjoy your new home in Cincinnati, Cleveland or Indianapolis. Those are the only teams with more cap room than Miami. So if you are swing at air in Miami, then chances are you will be doing the same with the other 88.5% of the teams. Have you made the Pro Bowl since you were drafted?

January 27, 2013  11:52 AM ET

What would a franchised RT make ?

January 27, 2013  12:48 PM ET

I wouldn't be shocked if the Dolphins only re-sign 1 of their 10 FA. Long is gone along with mostly everyone else whose been here for the under 500 seasons. They could of course sign most of these guys back but it won't be for 'market' value.

January 27, 2013  02:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He "scoffed" at their offer? I hate scoffers. This could escalate to where he "spits in their general direction" if they do not sign him soon.OK, seriously, they cannot afford to put the franchise tag on him because it would cost them 120% of his salary this year which would put him at over $15 million to tag him. There are teams that can afford him, but just how much is a OT worth?

You hate offer-scoffers? (BTW, I think it's "farts in (their) general direction.")

January 27, 2013  03:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He "scoffed" at their offer? I hate scoffers. This could escalate to where he "spits in their general direction" if they do not sign him soon.OK, seriously, they cannot afford to put the franchise tag on him because it would cost them 120% of his salary this year which would put him at over $15 million to tag him. There are teams that can afford him, but just how much is a OT worth?

Come on! He's gotta feed his family!

January 27, 2013  09:55 PM ET

He just completed a 5 yr deal where he averaged $11.5 mill a yr, so I can understand him rejecting an offer averaging $10 mill a yr.

January 27, 2013  10:35 PM ET

Ten million a year is nothing to scoff at!

 
January 29, 2013  06:07 AM ET

i watch every fins game every year...truth is, with or without long...not much changed...he was only the pro bowl tackle he was drafted for, for one and a half years...rest of time, he was hurt, and beaten big time on numerous occasions by de's....y pay a guy a ton of cash to just be a 'good' player? spend your money on a true and tested player...or go for a rookie and let him work his way into starting lineup...long is a waste of money and like most of miami's first round picks...a bust....i just pray thill breaks that chain...if he gets time in pocket and a wr threat...he may just flourish

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