La Canfora: Draft rumor mill
With the draft nearing, it's a time of great misinformation. Jason La Canfora has 10 thoughts, including a big draft curveball. More ...
"I feel great," said Long, who went on injured reserve in December after battling a back injury and a torn right biceps. "This is the healthiest I've felt in a long time. All healed up, working out 100 percent, ready to go."
Despite starting 62 consecutive games at one point, Long missed the 2011 preseason with a knee injury and underwent offseason shoulder surgery after the 2010 season.
"That's something I try to pride myself in, is being a leader, on and off the field, lead by example," Long said. "When I need to, I need to speak up and be that vocal leader."