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Dolphins to visit with Jason Fox

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The Dolphins signed Branden Albert to be their left tackle in 2014, but the question of who will start at right tackle remains unsettled.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins will soon visit with a potential candidate for the job. Salguero reports that Jason Fox, who went to college at the University of Miami, will meet with the team.

Fox visited with the Chiefs earlier this week as he tries to find a home after spending the last four seasons with the Lions, who drafted him in the fourth round of the 2010 draft. Fox started three games for Detroit last season, the only starts of his NFL career, and battled injuries throughout his time with the team.

With Albert and Shelley Smith signed, the Dolphins have made some moves toward building a more effective offensive line after last year’s unit imploded on and off the field. Fox could be another piece in that plan, whether he winds up as a starter or providing depth once the regular season rolls around.

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12 Responses to “Dolphins to visit with Jason Fox”
  1. ghent32 says: Apr 2, 2014 11:00 AM

    For his first time as a GM, Dennis Hickey has done quite well, at least on paper so far.

  2. barbarian9 says: Apr 2, 2014 11:01 AM

    The Dolphins should seriously consider signing Eric Winston. He is a decent right tackle. Plus, as a former Miami University player he has roots there. But most of all, his position as NFLPA president could help the team’s image (or at least their o-line’s image).

  3. RoseTintedVisor says: Apr 2, 2014 11:03 AM

    good, good. :: rubs hands together :: Get me Zack Martin and maybe my QB doesnt look like a pinata in a David Carr jersey.

  4. mikewhorio says: Apr 2, 2014 11:11 AM

    Pretty hardcore that the Dolphins would visit with him and not make him come to them. They must really want him…

  5. miriam45 says: Apr 2, 2014 11:17 AM

    Tannehill needs protection. Jason Fox rates 29th out of 128 players rated as pass blockers by PFF. Watch this year several deep sixes

  6. radiofriendly420 says: Apr 2, 2014 11:22 AM

    Jason Fox is always, always, always injured. It’s too bad. Lions fans had HUGE hopes for this guy. We really wanted him to be our starting RT.

    Check out his injury history Dolphins and Chiefs fans.

    I do hope he can put injuries behind him. For some inexplicable reason I am a Jason Fox fan…probably because he was a Lion.

  7. igotgamenj says: Apr 2, 2014 11:29 AM

    This O line will be night n day from last year.

  8. smarterfootball says: Apr 2, 2014 11:37 AM

    Hopefully their new GM is smart enough to not draft an oline in the first and go best player available.

  9. ghost26 says: Apr 2, 2014 11:49 AM

    barbarian9 says: Apr 2, 2014 11:01 AM

    The Dolphins should seriously consider signing Eric Winston. He is a decent right tackle. Plus, as a former Miami University player he has roots there. But most of all, his position as NFLPA president could help the team’s image (or at least their o-line’s image).

    Barbarian,

    As a life long Dolphin fan I couldn’t agree more. Everything you said is right on.

    We should have signed Winston two years ago after the Texans released him & then we had another chance to sign him last year but wound up signing Clabo. Obviously Winston knows how to play in the zone blocking scheme so I guess it makes too much sense.

  10. ghost26 says: Apr 2, 2014 11:56 AM

    RoseTintedVisor says: Apr 2, 2014 11:03 AM

    good, good. :: rubs hands together :: Get me Zack Martin and maybe my QB doesnt look like a pinata in a David Carr jersey.

    Rose,

    We can only hope b/c that’s EXACTLY what Tannehill looked like for the last two years. I still don’t know how he’s not in a wheelchair from some of those hits when he was a rookie & that was w/ Jake Long @ LT. After the first couple of games in 2012 (against the Texans & the Raiders) it was clear to me that Long was just no longer the same player & that injuries had taken their toll on him.

    The best thing Ireland did as GM was failing to re-sign Long. The Rams got absolutely ripped.

  11. lks311 says: Apr 2, 2014 12:23 PM

    Showed a lot of promise when healthy. Operative word: Healthy.

  12. jjackwagon says: Apr 2, 2014 6:18 PM

    They also need to worry about who will start at LT as soon as Albert gets hurt.

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