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Dolphins sign Marvin Austin

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The Dolphins were without defensive tackle Paul Soliai last Sunday against the Falcons because of a knee injury and they may be expecting him to miss a little more time based on a roster move they made on Monday.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Dolphins have signed defensive tackle Marvin Austin. Austin was one of several free agent defensive linemen to work out for the Dolphins near the end of last week.

Austin was a second-round pick of the Giants in the 2011 draft despite missing the entire 2010 season at North Carolina serving an NCAA suspension. He then missed the entire 2011 season with a torn pectoral before returning to play in eight games for the Giants last season. Austin’s work wasn’t particularly distinguished and his most notable moment as a Giant was probably the fourth quarter hit this preseason that injured Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez’s shoulder. That wasn’t enough for him to make the club, however, and the Giants released him while making their cuts in August.

There’s been no official announcement of the move yet or of a corresponding roster move to open up a spot on the roster.

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8 Responses to “Dolphins sign Marvin Austin”
  1. mvpolamalu says: Sep 24, 2013 11:26 AM

    Well at least his hit on Sanchez made him popular in New York.

  2. tsizzlesucks says: Sep 24, 2013 11:32 AM

    An all-pro in my book as long as we don’t have to read about or see Sanchez again. As a qb , he can’t hold Leinart’s jock! Go Marvin!!!

  3. terrydelhomme2348408 says: Sep 24, 2013 11:32 AM

    I’m not really sure about Marvin Austin because he is more of a pass rushing DT and not what Paul
    Solia was a good Run stuffing NT….who do the fins have that can stuff the run?……

  4. arwiv says: Sep 24, 2013 11:43 AM

    I had such high hopes for this kid when we drafted him. Maybe he figures it out in Miami.

  5. smarterfootball says: Sep 24, 2013 11:54 AM

    They have Randy Starks to stuff the run

  6. basedrum777 says: Sep 24, 2013 12:29 PM

    The dolphins still have two very capable DT”s to play if Soliai misses time. Starks will just move back to a starting spot.

  7. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 24, 2013 12:57 PM

    I don’t know about stuffing the run, but he’ll definitely stuff those buns.

  8. jzone954 says: Sep 24, 2013 1:09 PM

    As much as I like Starks, it’s clearly evident in the matchup against ATL that Soliai Is the run clogger , because with his absence the falcons gashed Miami for about 4.6 yards a carry which isn’t like Miami. Get well soon Big Paul

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