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Dolphins' Long looking for $11M per year

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08:00 AM ET 03.04 | Dolphins left tackle Jake Long wants to go big, too. As free agency approaches, the market for [Long] remains unclear. We do know Long believes he should continue to be paid like an elite player at his position. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Long has indicated he's looking for $11 million per season in his next contract, according to a team informed of the player's thoughts on the price. ... Long, the first overall pick in the 2008 draft, has struggled with injuries and consistency over the past two seasons, and he's currently recovering from triceps surgery. He averaged more than $11 million per season during the balance of his five-year rookie contract with the Dolphins.

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March 4, 2013  08:08 AM ET

He's looking for $11 million a year? Me too!

March 4, 2013  08:29 AM ET

I think Jake is about to discover the difference between wanting and getting. He's a great player, but there have been too many injuries for a team to invest huge amounts of money in him.

March 4, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I think Jake is about to discover the difference between wanting and getting. He's a great player, but there have been too many injuries for a team to invest huge amounts of money in him.

Maybe, but a team like the Eagles have over $30 million in cap space. don't count it out.

March 4, 2013  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Maybe, but a team like the Eagles have over $30 million in cap space. don't count it out.

The Fish have more cap space than that.

March 4, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The Fish have more cap space than that.

Do they want to invest in him to that degree? Those days in the trainer room are hard for them to ignore. He will find it hard to find any buyer until he lowers his demands. And he will lower them.

March 4, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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Do they want to invest in him to that degree?

I honestly don't think any team will.

March 4, 2013  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's looking for $11 million a year? Me too!

Precisely!

He. Is. Not. Worth. It.

At best, he should and probably will only get about $7-8m per year and that is to a sucker team.

If I am signing him, it is to a 3-4 year deal with very little up front money that can be converted to a bonus after he proves to be injury free and back to his old form.

The Long of the last 2 years is not worth $2m a year!

March 4, 2013  11:26 AM ET

They should cut him, now.

March 4, 2013  06:19 PM ET

If his own team has a lot of cap space and doesn't want to resign him... that should be a red flag for other teams.

 
March 4, 2013  07:00 PM ET

And there are people out their saying Joe Flacco doesn't deserve his raise, what do they think about this not winning A Super Bowl Stud?

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