[UPDATE 3:42 p.m.: Long won't sign with Giants yet, per report.]
It does not appear that Jake Long will be signing with the Giants today. He is planning to leave tonight for a visit to the Denver Broncos.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) July 29, 2015
The door remains open for the Giants to sign Long, I'm told, but he is planning to consider his options and not rush to pick a team.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) July 29, 2015
When the New York Giants drafted Ereck Flowers out of Miami with the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, it was with the expectation that they were putting the finishing touches on their offensive line.
That plan went out the window when franchise left tackle Will Beatty tore his pectoral muscle bench pressing in preparation for the offseason. Since that day the Giants have been exploring all available options for replacing Beatty.
One of those options has been Jake Long, the former 1st overall pick, Probowl, and All-Pro left tackle. Normally players of Long's caliber aren't on the open market as training camps open, however Long is coming off a pair of ACL tears.
The Giants had Long in for a visit earlier in the offseason to check on the status of his knee. Today Rand Getlin of the NFL Network is reporting that the Giants will be hosting Long for a second workout
Later, Art Stapleton reported that Long is in Giants-land sooner than expected
Jake Long update: I'm told FA OL is already in the building this morning for his 2nd visit with the Giants. #NYG— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) July 29, 2015
At this point we still don't know the status of Long's knee, how his workouts have gone, and if there are any offers on the table by the Atlanta Falcons or Giants. Stay tuned for more information as we get it.