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Dolphins Roster Breakdown: Chandler Burden

Over the course of the offseason, we will take an in-depth look at every member of the Miami Dolphins' roster. All 90 players will be spotlighted, with the goal being to complete the look before the team's first preseason game (4 days from today). Today, we look at guard Chandler Burden.


We are currently making our way through the Miami Dolphins' 90-man offseason roster, breaking down last season for each player, as well as what could happen this year. Today, we continue today with a look at guard Chandler Burden.

Previous Roster Breakdowns: Tracy Robertson Jorvorskie Lane Richard Marshall

2012 Review:

Burden signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans in 2012, but was waived prior to the start of training camp. He subsequently signed with the Dolphins, where he landed on the team's practice squad for the season.

He re-signed with the Dolphins in January.

Why he could improve in 2013:

He has a year of NFL experience, albeit with the practice squad, which will help him in his development. He also spent that year with the Dolphins, meaning he knows the system and the coaches know him. He might have a tough time cracking the roster, but that does not mean he is not improving.

Why he could regress in 2013:

He's a young, development project. Those do not always go well. He could very easily have hit his ceiling already.

Odds he will make the 53-man roster:

The best odds say Burden will end up back on the practice squad this year. Despite all the offensive line changes we have seen over the last few days of camp, the Dolphins are actually fairly deep along the offensive line. It will be tough for Burden to claim a roster spot because of that.

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