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Wednesday December 5th, 2012

Dolphins tackle Jake Long was placed on IR with an injured bicep muscle. (Winslow Townson/Getty Images) Dolphins tackle Jake Long was placed on IR with an injured bicep muscle. (Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

The Miami Dolphins placed Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.

Long injured his left triceps muscle in the Dolphins' 23-16 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. Last December, he missed the final weeks of the season when tore his biceps.

Long is making $11.2 million this season in the final year of a five-year, $50 million contract he signed after being selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Miami can use the franchise tag on him for next season, allowing him to make $15.4 million. https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/276114248625688576

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