Dolphins likely to look at long-term deal with Long

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The Miami Dolphins are expected to soon start extension discussions with left tackle Jake Long, the top overall pick in '08, and who is entering the final year of his contract.

At the league meeting this week, Miami owner Stephen Ross, in addition to suggesting that Matt Moore probably will be the team's starting quarterback on opening day, debunked reports that the Dolphins might allow Long to depart next spring, after choosing Stanford's Jonathan Martin in the draft last month.

Long has a base salary of $11.2 million in 2012, and a similar cap charge, and the Dolphins could reduce the latter with an extension.
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