Dolphins visiting with free agent offensive linemen

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Guard remains a spot that the Dolphins could look to improve and the team has been kicking the tires on some draft prospects that could be added to the mix.

On Wednesday, they’ll turn their attention to more vintage options. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that several veteran offensive linemen will visit the team in Miami.

Among them are former Colts and Chiefs blocker Jeff Linkenbach. Linkenbach started three games at guard for the Chiefs last season and made 33 other starts at guard and tackle during four previous seasons with the Colts. Jackson reports that Jeff Baca, who played four games for the Vikings in 2013 and spent last year with the Chargers, is also on the list.

The Dolphins, who waived guard Davonte Wallace on Tuesday, would probably start Billy Turner and Dallas Thomas at guard if the season started today. Depending on how Wednesday’s visits and the draft play out, there could be two different men in those roles when they travel to Washington on September 13.

7 responses to “Dolphins visiting with free agent offensive linemen

  1. Waiting until they’ve scouted the draft, and have a strong feel for the level of talent–and THEN look at the remaining free agents.

    The difference between Dennis Hickey and Jeff Ireland continues to be startling.

  2. slick50ks says:
    Apr 22, 2015 10:54 AM

    Linkenbach is horrible, but could probably start on that
    ———————————————————-Miami has 3 above average to great linemen with Pouncey, James and Albert. They are very close to having a great offensive line.

  3. Dallas Thomas gets the short end of the stick with Dolphins fans. This guy has been bounced all over the offensive line aside from center since his rookie year due to injuries at the positions. He has never been able to settle into one role and focus on that. As a tackle Thomas was atrocious but he was also playing out of position. He gave up 7 sacks as a tackle but he gave up ZERO as a guard (in which he had more playing time at). It seems like the coaching staff is finally going to let him settle into his natural position of guard this offseason and it’s his job to lose. Before us fans pass judgment on him let’s give him a legit shot at playing what he did throughout his collegiate career before he gets labeled a bust.

  4. You are al sleeping on Miami OL…pro bowl center, brown bowl LT and soon to be pro bowl RT. This year will surprise you all.

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