Sources say free-agent OT Jake Long visited the Giants today. Obviously interesting light of Beatty injury.— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) May 29, 2015
Jake Long's second torn ACL in as many seasons was last October. No guarantee he's ready or will be.— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) May 29, 2015
New York Giants LT Will Beatty tore his pec last week and will miss a half dozen months rehabilitating following the immediate surgery he underwent. That left the G-Men in a pretty desperate hole trying to fill a spot on their roster after the draft and the immediate flood of free agents back in March. In spite of the desperation to get that spot filled, it's one they at least have a solution for depth-chart wise with 2015 NFL Draft first-round selection Ereck Flowers available to step into the role. It's a tall task for the 9th overall player in the draft, but at least he'll have OTAs, training camp and the preseason to help accelerate his tutelage.
The Rams, for their part, have fully re-stocked the offensive line cabinet after parting with Long, C Scott Wells, RT Joe Barksdale and RG Davin Joseph in a single offseason. The Rams now carry nearly ten new names going into camp as well as second-year Demetrius Rhaney whose injury in August last year ended his rookie season before it began.
As for Long, it's been a quick decline. Just three years ago, he was considered by some to be the best young tackle in the entire league (insider sub required because boo). Then in March of 2013 after #whilewaitingforJake, Long signed with the Rams to much acclaim from Rams fans. Long re-injured his ACL in Week 16 in December of 2013 and then again in week 8 in 2014. Long had signed on with a four-year, $34m deal initially. He played just 22 of a possible 32 and hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2010 with Miami.