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Sam Young signs with Dolphins

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 28:  J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans in action against  Sam Young #74 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during their game at NRG Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) Getty Images

Tackle Sam Young will be staying in Florida for the second straight season, but he won’t be back in Jacksonville.

PFT has learned, via league source, that the Dolphins have signed Young to a one-year deal. It’s a $910,000 contract for the former Jaguar, Bill and Cowboy.

Young started three games for the Jaguars last season and appeared in all 16. He also made six starts in 2014, but has primarily been a reserve since entering the league in 2010.

In a perfect world, that’s what he’ll be for the Dolphins as well. Branden Albert and Ju’Wuan James are set at left and right tackle, respectively, and the Dolphins offense looks better when both of them are in the lineup.

Young’s addition comes on a busy day for the Dolphins. They acquired cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso in a trade with the Eagles, signed safety Isa Abdul-Quddus, released cornerback Brent Grimes and removed the transition tag from defensive end Olivier Vernon before he landed a fat new contract from the Giants.

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11 Responses to “Sam Young signs with Dolphins”
  1. sod61 says: Mar 9, 2016 10:10 PM

    I pray that he’s better than Jason fox. I think this out of shape 54 year old could have beaten him for a sack.

  2. ohand16 says: Mar 9, 2016 10:21 PM

    I almost fell over when I read this. I had no idea this guy was still in the league. When he was with the Bills he may have been the worst offensive lineman I have ever seen step on a field. I’m actually LOLing right now. This is the guy from Notre Dame – right?

    Wow Miami I pray you never need to start him, even for a game. There could be some serious repercussions.

  3. jrob23 says: Mar 9, 2016 10:33 PM

    Dolphins have three 1st round picks on their line yet somehow it’s not enough for Ryan Tannehill according to his fanboys. It’s never his fault. I’m sure they are about to spend another 1st on OL only to finally realize RT is worthless. But at least by then they’ll have 4 1st rounders on their line so the next even half way decent QB will be able to succeed unlike Tannehill.

  4. madmax80 says: Mar 9, 2016 10:34 PM

    Fins fan here.

    Well, they seem to be all set on OLine. Pro bowl center and LT. 1st round talent at RT. What else can you possibly ask for?

    Sims is a good blocking TE.

    I can’t possibly think of anything (at all) else they could need to stabilize their O line.

    Nope. They’ve got it all covered.

    All of it. Covered.

  5. fanofpft says: Mar 9, 2016 10:36 PM

    Jason Fox had to start 11 games last season. PFF rated him dead last even behind backups.

  6. igotgamenj says: Mar 9, 2016 10:57 PM

    Sam Young: Dallas Cowboys sixth round pick , had a disappointing training camp in 2011 and was reportedly beaten often by defenders waived Sept 5, Sept 6 Claimed of waivers by the Buffalo Bills he was waived Oct 7 and Miami gives this guy 910,000

  7. ncphinsfan says: Mar 10, 2016 12:03 AM

    Well I guess this Signing settles it… The Dolphins are officially no longer in contention for Free Agent Champs anymore. Looks like Raiders, Giants, Texans and Titans will fight this one out.

  8. rance89 says: Mar 10, 2016 5:48 AM

    Why do people think our offensive line is fine when we have the two worst guards in football?!

    We need two guards or Tannehill will continue to be the most hit QB in the NFL

  9. damadhatterb says: Mar 10, 2016 10:14 AM

    Did the Jags get a compensatory pick for this?

  10. finfan4lyfe says: Mar 10, 2016 10:27 AM

    If i were coach of fins, i would reach out and snag up Evan Mathis or Vasquez and then sign Anquan Boldin today for his leadership and bring his talents back to the sunshine state. Get solia and starks back in fold add one more FA either at CB or RB….on to draft….

  11. fanofpft says: Mar 10, 2016 10:33 AM

    If he was drafted by Dallas he can’t be that bad. Everyone knows they have the best o-line in the universe.

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