Long was in training camp this year with the St. Louis Rams but couldn't stay with the team, leading to his release. In college, Long showed promise, winning the 2011 Gene Upshaw Award as the top offensive lineman, albeit in Division II.
Pittsburgh has been ravaged by injuries once again this season, especially on the offensive line. Before the season even started, first-round pick David DeCastro went down with a knee injury, costing him the first few months of action.
After that, starting left tackle Marcus Gilbert went down and is still out, while rookie right tackle Mike Adams was injured last weekend against the Cleveland Browns.