The St. Louis Rams have agreed to a four year deal with former Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jake Long, the overall number one pick in 2008. The contract is four years and $34 million, with incentives that could make it $36 million. NFL.com is reporting that $16 million is guaranteed at signing, with another $4 million guaranteed if he is on the roster at the start of the 2014 league year.
Long missed the end of the season with a triceps injury, but the Rams had no concerns with long term issues. Long was impressed by the “family” atmosphere surrounding the team and head coach Jeff Fisher’s pitch on the direction of the club.
The Rams now have both Long’s from the 2008 draft. After Miami selected Jake, the Rams picked Chris with the number two pick overall.