The Miami Dolphins and free agent Tyson Clabo have agreed to a one year deal. The move appears to end the Dolphins search for an offensive lineman to fill the hole left by tackle Jake Long when he signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Rams.
Clabo will likely come in an start at right tackle, meaning second year player Jonathan Martin will officially be moved to left tackle. Martin played the position throughout his college career, but spent the majority of last year as the Dolphins' right tackle as Long manned the left side. When Long was injured, Martin slid to the left side and seemed to struggle as he tried to remember his footwork and technique being on that side.
With a full offseason to prepare, Martin should come back better on the left side.
Of course, the Dolphins have not played by any "appearances" this offseason, so adding another tackle, either to push Martin as the starting left tackle or simply as a backup in case something happens to Martin, could still happen. However, as of today, the Dolphins' offensive line seems to have finally come together.
Right tackle: Tyson Clabo
Right guard: John Jerry (Lance Louis, Dallas Thomas, Richie Incognito)
Center: Mike Pouncey
Left Guard: Richie Incognito (Dallas Thomas)
Left Tackle: Jonathan Martin