|Jake Long signs with Dolphins, will be top pick in NFL draft|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 22 April 2008 08:23|
The Dolphins were interested in trading the top pick, but no suitors surfaced - so they decided to sign Long and avoid a possible holdout. Last year's top pick, JaMarcus Russell, missed all of training camp before signing a $61 million contract with the Oakland Raiders.
The new Miami regime led by Bill Parcells began negotiations last week with Long's agent, Tom Condon. Offensive line is considered the biggest need for the Dolphins, who went 1-15 last year, and new Miami coach Tony Sparano coached the offensive line with the Dallas Cowboys.