As the Dolphins continue to rebuild the most dysfunctional offensive line in NFL history, they’ve added another piece.
Shelley Smith, a guard who spent the last two years with the Rams, has signed in Miami.
“I would like to welcome Shelley Smith as the newest addition to the Miami Dolphins,” Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey said in a statement. “Shelley is a 26-year old ascending player who will be a good fit for our offensive line.”
Both of last year’s starting guards, Richie Incognito and John Jerry, are free agents who will almost certainly not return because of their involvement in the bullying of Jonathan Martin, who was traded to the 49ers this week.
The Dolphins’ rebuilding offensive line has already added Branden Albert as the starting left tackle, and Smith will likely be one of the starting guards. The Dolphins have more work to do on their offensive line, but they’re making progress.
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