Miami, FL, United States (4E Sports) – The Miami Dolphins have boosted their offensive line by signing free-agent right tackle Tyson Clabo to a one-year contract.
“We are happy that we have reached an agreement with Tyson,” Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said in a team-issued statement. “He will be a great addition to the offensive line both on the field and in the meeting room.”
After he was released by the Atlanta Falcons, the 31-year-old Clabo visited the Miami Dolphins last month and liked what he saw.
“I think I’m going to fit in pretty well. When I first came into the league, I was with the Broncos on (the) practice squad. I know the zone scheme,” Clabo told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
“I’m not here to prove anything … I’m here to play football, have a good time and win. If I play well, we’ll have a chance to do those things,” added Clabo, who started 91 consecutive games for the Falcons and made the Pro Bowl in 2010.
With Clabo on board, the Dolphins could put their quest to acquire Branden Albert from the Kansas City Chiefs to rest.
However, the Dolphins still have issues to settle in the offensive line because Clabo is exclusively a right-side power blocker and they need someone like Albert to man the left tackle slot.
The signing also means Jonathan Martin will shift to left tackle, a position he played at Stanford.