Long (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans.
Analysis: Although Long missed Miami's Week 10 matchup versus Cleveland due to a concussion and has since cleared protocols, he'll still be sidelined this weekend as a result of a coach's decision. Durham Smythe and Tanner Conner are subject to receive larger workloads this weekend behind usual starter Mike Gesicki.
Nov 27, 2022 8:52 AM EST
Long (concussion) does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Texans.
Analysis: Long missed Miami's Week 10 contest against Cleveland while in concussion protocol, but he was able to recover during the team's bye in Week 11. He officially cleared the protocol Friday and will return to his rotational role in the offense while also having a significant workload on special teams.
Nov 25, 2022 7:37 PM EST
Long (concussion) logged a full practice session Wednesday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Long landed in the NFL's concussion protocol Nov. 9 following Miami's Week 9 win over Chicago. He was unable to return for the team's Week 10 win against Cleveland but had some time to recover during the Dolphins' Week 11 bye. It appears that Long has a good chance of suiting up Sunday against Houston, though his potential return won't make much of an impact in fantasy, as he's het to receive a target or record any counting stats so far this season.
Nov 23, 2022 3:28 PM EST
Long (concussion/illness) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Analysis: Long was placed in concussion protocol Wednesday and was unable to practice at all during Week 10 as a result. The 24-year-old is now also dealing with an unspecified illness, though he'll have an extra week to work his way back before Miami's next contest against Houston on Sunday, Nov. 27. Long has not recorded a catch while playing 58 offensive snaps over five games this season, so his absence shouldn't play much of a factor in Sunday's game against Cleveland.
Nov 11, 2022 12:43 PM EST
Long didn't practice Wednesday due to concussion protocol, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Long presumably suffered the concussion during Miami's Week 9 win over Chicago and is in danger of missing Sunday's matchup against the Browns. The reserve tight end will have two more opportunities to practice before the Dolphins need to make a decision on his status for Week 10.
Nov 9, 2022 2:01 PM EST
Long (ankle) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Long didn't play in Week 4, marking a third straight absence due to an ankle injury, but he appears to have cleared the issue and, barring a setback, is in line to return in Week 5. If available, the second-year tight end will likely slide into his usual role behind Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe.
Oct 5, 2022 2:47 PM EST
Long (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Bengals, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Hunter will miss a third straight game due to an ankle injury. Fellow backup tight end Cethan Carter (concussion) has also been ruled out again, so Tanner Conner should continue to operate as the reserve tight end behind Mike Gesicki and Druham Smythe.
Sep 28, 2022 1:37 PM EST
Long (ankle) is listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's practice report.
Analysis: Long has already missed two straight games due to the ankle injury, and given his lack of on-field activity so far this week, he looks to be trending toward another absence Thursday in Cincinnati. The second-year tight end will be limited to a depth role behind Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe whenever he's healthy.
Sep 27, 2022 7:28 PM EST
Long (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports.
Analysis: Long will miss a second straight game after picking up an ankle issue during the season opener. The extent of the injury remains unclear, but he hasn't practiced since before Week 1. Cethan Carter (concussion) has also been ruled out, so Tanner Conner will operate as the backup behind Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe, who both garner sizable roles in Miami's offense.
Sep 23, 2022 12:45 PM EST
Long (ankle) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Analysis: After missing the Dolphins' first two practices of the week due to an ankle injury he sustained, Long will not travel with the team to Baltimore. With the 24-year-old off the field, Tanner Conner will will likely take over the team's No. 3 tight end role for his season debut.
Sep 18, 2022 8:54 AM EST
Long (ankle) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Analysis: Long will focus on his recovery and not travel with the team to Baltimore. As a result, Tanner Conner will serve as the team's No. 3 tight end behind Durham Smythe and Mike Gesicki.
Sep 17, 2022 12:22 PM EST
Long (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, David Furones of the Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: It has already been a long season for the reserve tight end on the injury front, as he played through an illness in the season opener against the Jets. Long missed Miami's first two practices of the week due to this ankle injury before returning to a limited session Friday to give himself a chance to suit up in Week 2.
Sep 16, 2022 1:42 PM EST
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