Long walked away from the NFL in January, citing injury struggles, after a seven-year career with the Chicago Bears. The Bears declined his contract option for 2020 after he announced his retirement, making him a free agent.
Last year, the Jets lured center Ryan Kalil out of retirement. He went on to start seven games in an injury-plagued season.
The Jets prioritized offensive line upgrades after struggling up front in 2019 and are already projected to have three new starters in 2020.
|2019*||Kelvin Beachum||Alex Lewis||Jonotthan Harrison||Brian Winters||Brandon Shell|
|2020||Mekhi Becton||Alex Lewis||Connor McGovern||Brian Winters||George Fant|
*Based on most games started
Long, 31, played in only four games last year because of a hip injury. He's spent time on injured reserve in every season since 2016.
The Jets still have over $24 million in space under the salary cap, but the team is reportedly operating on a smaller budget imposed by ownership.