Dolphins sign Marvin Austin


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.