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Jake Long deciding over Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams

For Jake Long, it appears that it's come down to a fresh start with the St. Louis Rams or a return to the Miami Dolphins.

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Long has a contract in hand from the Rams, while the Dolphins have made it clear how far they're willing to go financially to retain Long, according to team sources.'s Jeff Darlington reported Saturday that the offers from the Rams and Dolphins are very similar in terms of total worth.

According to's Albert Breer, Long is back home in Florida making a decision. His eventual signing should spark further movement on the offensive tackle market. Fellow free-agent tackles Andre Smith and Sebastian Vollmer are represented by the same firm as Long.

ESPN reported early on Friday morning that the Dolphins were making a "strong push" to re-sign Long, who entered the market looking for an annual salary that matched the $11 million he averaged over the first five years of his career.

He's unlikely to sniff that, no matter where he ends up.

Follow Dan Hanzus on Twitter @DanHanzus.

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