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Former No. 1 pick Jake Long: 'I'm finally healthy'

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Former No. 1 overall draft pick Jake Long is searching for a new NFL home after playing just 11 snaps in four games with the Atlanta Falcons last season.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection with the Miami Dolphins early in his career, Long believes he has finally turned a corner in the long road back from ACL tears to his right knee in 2013 and 2014.

"I'm finally healthy," Long told ESPN on Saturday. "This is the healthiest and best I've felt in probably about five, six years. My knee's back. I've just been working out, feeling good and ready for the opportunity when it comes along."

Long, 31, has not started a game since re-injuring his knee in October of 2014. Along with recently released former Baltimore Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe, he's a candidate to help one of several teams in need of offensive line insurance leading up to the opening of training camps in late July.

The Bears had Long in for a workout earlier this month. Perhaps the Giants will kick his tires again after visiting with him twice last offseason.

He'll be ready when the next phone call comes.

"I feel the strength back," Long added. "You can see it. You can feel it. My body feels good the way I'm moving, working out and how good I feel moving on it."

One of the league's time-tested offseason tropes is the grizzled veteran insisting he hasn't been this healthy in years. We've certainly seen players come back from longer odds, however.

Will Long join the likes of Chris Johnson and Richie Incognito, two aging stars who resurrected their dormant careers in 2015 after 31 teams passed on their services?

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