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.