Not so fast.
After the deluge of spending in South Beach on the first day of free agency, it was all but assumed that Long wouldn't return to Miami. All the signs coming out of St. Louis on Thursday seemed to confirm that sentiment.
NFL.com's Ian Rappoport reported earlier this month that Long was seeking $11 million annually. In the current market it looked like Long would have to settle for far less.
If the big-spending Dolphins are back in the thick of the Long race, a deal might not be as close to a finish as we thought.