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Falcons host OT Jake Long


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Jake Long visited the Atlanta Falcons and took what is likely a crucial physical with the team on Tuesday.

Long, the No. 1 overall pick in 2008 with the Miami Dolphins, was released by the St. Louis Rams and is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

The Falcons have 2014 first-rounder Jake Matthews slated to start at left tackle.

Long has only played left tackle in the NFL, with the Dolphins and Rams, but would be a fit on the right side if he proves healthy.

Long was drafted out of Michigan by Bill Parcells, the father-in-law of current Falcons’ personnel man Scott Pioli.

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