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Jake Long retires after 9 seasons hampered by injuries

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jake Long, the first overall pick in the 2008 draft and a four-time Pro Bowl left tackle for the Miami Dolphins, has decided to retire after a torn Achilles tendon ended his ninth NFL season early with the Minnesota Vikings.

Long announced Monday on his Twitter account that a lack of progress on his latest rehabilitation has outweighed his desire to continue playing. He appeared in four games with the Vikings last year before getting hurt.

Long performed as advertised for the Dolphins after a standout college career at Michigan, but he was ultimately waylaid by serious injuries. Long tore his ACL in both 2013 and 2014 with the St. Louis Rams, and he played sparingly for the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Green Bay 1060.625
x-Detroit 970.563
Minnesota 880.500
Chicago 3130.188
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: S. Bradford3877
Pass TDs: S. Bradford20
Rush Yds: J. McKinnon539
Rush TDs: M. Asiata6
Rec Yds: A. Thielen967
Rec TDs: K. Rudolph7
Int: X. Rhodes5
Sacks: D. Hunter12.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5041 (28)
Passing Yards: 4119 (17)
Rushing Yards: 1205 (32)
Points per game: 20.4 (23)
Yards per game: 315.1 (28)
Touchdowns: 29 (28)
Field Goals: 27 (16)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5038 (3)
Passing Yards: 3637 (4)
Rushing Yards: 1711 (20)
Points per game: 19.2 (6)
Yards per game: 314.9 (3)
Touchdowns: 31 (4)
Field Goals: 28 (21)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/24 J. Long retired
4/13 Z. Kerin re-signed/excl. FA One-year tender (through 2017)
4/3 R. Quigley signed One-year contract (through 2017)
3/31 C. Keenum signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2017)
3/30 M. Mathews signed One-year contract (through 2017)
3/30 T. Sinkfield Jr. signed
3/30 N. Truesdell signed
3/24 S. Crichton cut
3/16 L. Murray signed/unrest FA Three-year contract (through 2019)
3/15 T. Newman re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2017)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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