Dolphins sign Travis Swanson

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The Dolphins dropped a pair of offensive linemen from their 53-man roster on Sunday and they added one on Monday.

Center Travis Swanson is the new arrival in South Florida. Swanson spent the offseason and summer with the Jets, but was released on Friday.

Before going to the Jets, Swanson spent four seasons with the Lions. He played in 53 games and started 42 times over that span, but missed time in each of the last two seasons due to concussions.

The Dolphins parted ways with longtime center Mike Pouncey this offseason. Daniel Kilgore is the projected starter after being acquired in a trade with the 49ers. Jake Brendel was on the 53-man roster as his backup, but was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

Linebacker Mike Hull also went on IR while tackle Sam Young was released and two players were claimed on waivers, which left a roster spot open for Swanson.

5 responses to “Dolphins sign Travis Swanson

  1. I have no clue who the young man is but I am happy to see him on the roster. There were too many times during the Pouncey years the Dolphins were thin at the position and I would watch a guard get murdered trying to play center. Nice to see some depth on the o-line.

  2. I don’t see anything about playing tackle or guard. I hope he’s more than just a back-up center.

  3. This is a good move. The line is thin and literally have no backup Center with Brendel going to IR. Larsen a backup Guard can not play center. This guy started 43 games for the Lions, so we have experience for barely more than Veteran minimum pay. I bet they bring Sam Young back after Week 1 for more depth and avoid the Guaranteed Salary clause..

  4. Wasn’t Swanson supposed to be the amazing center that would play for Detroit for a couple of decades? He’s not great, but it sounds like he’s better than what the Dolphins have.

  5. Swanson has had a concussion in each of the last two seasons and missed numerous games. The quality of his play has gone downhill as well. Retirement is in his near future.

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