Coach Sparano watched the game film, and he wasn't too pleased with Jake Long's performance on Thursday, even though his play was hampered by injury. He was taken advantage of time and again by Julius Peppers, and Long ultimately allowed 3 sacks.
Sparano suggested that he "might shut down" Long to allow him to heal. Long says he wants to fight through his injury and is ready to play.
As we hear it, Sparano will have Long sit out pretty much all contact drills between now and the Raiders game, and then he'll evaluate him. But, an uncredited source is also saying its likely that he'll actually deactivate Long for that game, and go one more week before making a decision.