Long has had limited time on the field in each of the last two seasons due to injuries.Vontaze Burfict Jersey.
The limited playing time has hampered Long’s production to just four sacks in the past two years while playing in a total of 18 games over that time.Robert Nkemdiche Jersey. If Long can regain his health he could be an intriguing player in the Packers defensive line.Demaryius Thomas Jersey.
Injuries and the fact Long will be turning 31 means Green Bay could get Long for a fair price.Rolando McClain Jersey. It is expected that Long will be heavily pursued in free agency and could opt to go somewhere with a more familiar defensive scheme.Olivier Vernon Jersey. And you know,Richard Rodgers Jersey, money.Jonathan Stewart Jersey.
A lot of questions surround whether or not Long could make the jump from a 4-3 defense to the Packers 3-4 scheme.Cyrus Jones Jersey. Dom Capers could choose to play Long at either outside linebacker or defensive end.Doug Baldwin Jersey. In the case that Long has to make the move to outside linebacker,James Harrison Jersey, it’s likely he’d share time with veteran Julius Peppers, another former defensive end turned outside linebacker.
Long is an incredible athlete and still has great speed for a defensive end at 30 years of age. His athleticism would translate nicely to outside linebacker and it’s expected that Long would succeed as an upright pass rusher.
The Packers are only a few moves away from being a very complete team and a dangerous contender in the NFC. A move for Long could prove worthy as Green Bay looks to live up to its usual favorite status as a Super Bowl contender.