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Falcons to take second look at Jake Long


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Veteran offensive tackle Jake Long is scheduled to work out for the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday.

Long was cleared to resume football activities by Dr. James Andrews, ESPN reported Tuesday. He also visited the New York Giants last month when he was in Atlanta (July 28) for a physical.

Long is recovering from a torn ACL for the second time. He went down in October 2014 with the same injury that knocked him out in December 2013.

Long, the No. 1 overall pick in 2008 with the Miami Dolphins, was released by the St. Louis Rams at the end of the 2014 season.

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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