Schein: Nine sizzling predictions
Bored by all the vanilla predictions on the eve of the season? Fret no more. Adam Schein delivers nine bold statements. More ...
On Friday, both Long and coach Joe Philbin reiterated that the franchise left tackle should be healthy when the team begins preparations for that game Monday.
"Like I said, the only thing I would reiterate would be our anticipation is we're going to have 53 healthy guys come (when) we start to prepare for Houston," Philbin said when asked about Long's status. "Whether that's the case, time will tell, but that's the anticipation we have."
The Dolphins are thin at tackle after placing restricted free agent Lydon Murtha on waivers as part of their cuts down to a preliminary 53-man roster Friday.
"It's getting better every day," Long said of his injury, via Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "I'm doing a lot of rehab and treatment and just working to get back."