Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Jake Long officially signed by Miami

At a press conference at team headquarters today, the Miami Dolphins announced that they have signed T Jake Long as the number one overall pick in the NFL Draft.

The contract is for five years and is worth $57.5 million with $30 million guaranteed.

In the press conference, Tony Sparano declared that Jake would be playing left tackle which presumably means that Vernon Carey will be moved back to right tackle. If that is the case, Miami's offensive line should have two tremendous bookends. The only starting spot left to fill on the line is at left guard.

This is a great signing and I'm very glad that Miami didn't take Vernon Gholston. Signing Jake is both a smart and safe move which fills a dire need while not sacrificing any value. I would have liked to see Jake sign a six year deal, but at least this way he won't be holding out and missing any training camp practices.

Now it's time to start thinking about pick 32...

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