Jake Long

Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 322
College: Michigan
Birth Place: Lapeer, Michigan
Draft: 2008 1st round (1st pick) by the
  • Pro Football Focus labels Vikings as 'average' football team
    Vikings Wire6 hours ago

    Pro Football Focus labels Vikings as 'average' football team

    The Minnesota Vikings finished last season very average (8-8), and Pro Football Focus put the Vikings as the ninth-best team in the NFC and predicted them to finish with at 9-7 in 2017. PFF’s Nathan Jahnke elaborates: The Vikings were an average football team last year, and it wouldn’t be surprising if that remains the same in 2017. Their biggest upgrades were Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers at offensive tackle. Neither player is likely to play at a Pro Bowl level, but they should perform better than their various tackles of 2016. The key to them breaking away from another average season could be rookie running back Dalvin Cook. He led the FBS last year in yards after contact with 1208. If he can

  • Where Linval Joseph Is "The Little Guy"
    Daily Norseman

    Where Linval Joseph Is "The Little Guy"

    If you wanted to count all of the times in his life where Linval Joseph has been “the little guy” in a picture, you likely wouldn’t have to use all the fingers on one of your hands. But, that was just the situation that happened a day or two ago. Andy Kenutis, the team photographer for the Minnesota Vikings, put this picture on his Twitter account earlier today. That’s Joseph with a man we’ve talked about recently, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. As Luft Krigare pointed out to everyone earlier today, a few members of the Vikings are on a “heritage trip” to Iceland, where Björnsson hails from. It’s not every day that someone can make one of the baddest defensive tackles in the National Football League

  • Relationship between Randy Moss and Sid Hartman is a unique one
    Vikings Wire3 hours ago

    Relationship between Randy Moss and Sid Hartman is a unique one

    Earlier in June, the Vikings announced the wide receiver Randy Moss would enter the team’s Ring of Honor later this year. Moss stopped by the team’s facility to found out about that announcement and reconnected with Star Tribune reporter and columnist Sid Hartman. Peter King of The MMQB did a great job of chronicling the unique relationship between Moss and Hartman, who is 97 years old. Here’s a little nugget from King in his recent Monday Morning Quarterback column: “Why,” I asked Hartman, “does someone your age who grew up in a different world than guys like Moss get along with them so well?” “I can’t explain it,” Hartman said over the airwaves. “It’s just worked out from day one.” Moss wasn’t