Joe Philbin optimistic Jake Long will play week one

AP

Miami Dolphins left tackle Jake Long says he’s working hard to get back on the field after suffering a sprained MCL during the preseason.

“It’s getting better every day,” Long said. “I’m doing a lot of rehab and treatment and just working to get back.”

Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin sounds optimistic that Long will be ready for next Sunday’s opener.

“Our anticipation is to have 53 healthy guys as we start to prepare for Houston,” Philbin said. “Time will tell. But that’s the anticipation we have.”