Obviously, Lane is connected to the Dolphins coaching regime through offensive coordinator Mike Sherman. Sherman, who comes to Miami this year, had been the Texas A&M head coach for the previous four seasons. Before that, Sherman worked in various roles around the NFL, including offensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans, as well as head coach of the Green Bay Packers.
[UPDATE:] Lane played for Texas A&M from 2004-2008. Lane went undrafted and unsigned in the 2009 NFL Draft, joining the West Texas Roughnecks of the Indoor Football League in 2010. Lane had signed to play in the Arena Football League in 2012, before the Dolphins signed him. One of the big concerns NFL teams had for Lane was his weight, which was 295 lbs at the 2009 East-West Shrine Game. He took part in the Texas A&M 2011 Pro Day, where he weighed in at 277 pounds and measured 5'11". He recorded a 4.87 40-yard dash, 18 bench reps, 4.41 5-10-5 shuttle, 7.58 L Drill, 32.5 vertical jump, and 8'6" broad jump at the Pro Day.
[UPDATE 2:] Via SB Nation Tampa Bay, Lane is the half brother of Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley. This adds an indirect tie to Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin, who, until this year, had been the offensive coordinator for the Packers for five years.
[Hat tip to Valentino Villarreal]