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Jake Long signs with Ravens; Anthony Davis, 49ers relationship “repaired”

Offensive tackle market continues to dry up

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers
Jake Long
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The commonly-discussed options for the New York Giants to upgrade their right tackle position continue to narrow with Tuesday’s news that offensive tackle Jake Long will sign with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Giants had visited with Long twice prior to the 2015 season, but chose not to sign him. The 31-year-old four-time Pro Bowler, who has suffered a pair of torn ACLs, signed with the Atlanta Falcons. He played only 10 snaps all season and was again available on the free-agent market.

Long had perhaps become a more viable option for the Giants in recent days. First, Eugene Monroe, a player the Giants had coveted, announced his retirement, Then Phil Loadholt, a veteran considered on the roster bubble with the Minnesota Vikings, also chose to retire.

Anthony Davis off the market?

There has been plenty of talk about the possibility of the Giants swinging a deal for right tackle Anthony Davis now that he has officially applied for reinstatement. Davis’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said Tuesday that the relationship between Davis and the San Francisco 49ers, had been “repaired.”

“I’m confident that Anthony is ready to go to work with the 49ers and resume his career with them,” agent Drew Rosenhaus said on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Radio. “And I believe the 49ers will welcome him back. It’s hard for me to speak for them, but the impression I have is that from all my discussions with them, they’d be excited to get Anthony back. And Anthony would be happy to work with them again.” ...

“I do believe he has patched things up with the organization,” Rosenhaus said. “He has been in contact with the organization and I also believe with the coaching staff. And they’ve rebuilt that relationship. Whatever damage took place, in my estimation, it has been repaired.”

That, of course, would make a Davis trade less likely. If, that is, the Davis talk has ever been more than media speculation.