While Jake Long dined with Rams officials Wednesday night, Danny Amendola packed his bags for New England. Apparently intent on racking up frequent flyer miles, Brandon Gibson began a tour of AFC cities. Rodger Saffold wouldn’t be pleased about a possible move to right tackle, his agent said.
And all was quiet on the Steven Jackson and Louis Delmas fronts, outside of a couple of rumors. And that’s the way it was on day two of NFL free agency, St. Louis style.
Long, the left tackle from Miami and former No. 1 overall draft pick, arrived Wednesday for his free agent visit. There were erroneous reports early in the day that he and the Rams had agreed to terms – reports that were quickly squashed by team officials who pointed out that not only had there not been an agreement, there were no “terms” as of yet.
Long’s much-anticipated physical came and went, showing some wear and tear on the five-year pro but no red flags. The dinner was an opportunity to get to know coach Jeff Fisher and team officials a little bit, and an opportunity to gauge if Long and the Rams were a fit. That’s a key thing with Fisher. If he or a member of his staff doesn’t have a past relationship with a free agent, a visit is a necessity.
There’s a possibility a deal gets done today, but the Rams were intent on performing due diligence before investing millions in a player who has had biceps, triceps, knee and shoulder injuries over his five NFL seasons.
Rams check out Long, tell Amendola farewell
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Mar 14