Ravens To Sign Jake Long?

WEDNESDAY, 3:02pm: Long’s physical is ongoing and, as of this writing, he has not been signed, the Ravens announced. Dr. James Andrews will evaluate Long’s knee. After that examination, we should have a better idea of where things stand with Baltimore and Long.

TUESDAY, 12:46pm: The Ravens have agreed to sign former No. 1 overall pick Jake Long, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Long is flying to Baltimore tonight to sign his contract. Jake Long (vertical)

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Long, 31, spent the 2015 season with the Falcons after signing on midway through September. The former No. 1 overall pick was hoping to have a bounce-back season in Atlanta but he wound up only appearing in four games and he didn’t start in any of those contests. In the year prior, Long saw time in just seven games for the Rams last season due to a torn ACL. In the year before that, Long also tore his ACL in St. Louis.

In 2014, Long’s last season which could be measured by advanced metrics, Pro Football Focus ranked Long as just the No. 36 tackle out of 84 qualified players. In 2013, however, Long graded out as the seventh-best tackle in the league with a strong 22.5 overall score, based on PFF’s advanced metrics. Those numbers suggest that Long could still be a productive player if he can return to full health.

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  1. Ravens33

    Good move the Ravens need more youth

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    • except that he’s old, so he’s not really bringing any youth to a line that already has young starters at left and right tackle. if healthy, he could provide some much needed depth on the OL.

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  2. JD396

    That picture of him levitating a Gatorade bottle with his mind is amazing.

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    • json-api

      Injuries have kept him from becoming an official Jedi master, however

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      • CodyGadbois

        Lol

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  3. MatthewBaltimore23

    Nice

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