"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."
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.