Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell said during his Monday press conference that the team would need to add another center to the room after Pro Bowl starter Mike Pouncey suffered a day-to-day foot injury. Adding depth to the position made sense, and the Dolphins did just that today, bringing back center/guard Jacques McClendon.
McClendon joined the Dolphins originally in April 2015, but was released back in September. He was brought back for one week after his first release, making one appearance before being released again at the end of September.
McClendon joined the Dolphins after a two-year stint (2013-14) with the Jacksonville Jaguars following time on the practice squads of the Detroit Lions (2011), Pittsburgh Steelers (2012), Atlanta Falcons (2012), while also being on the active roster of the Indianapolis Colts in 2010. He originally was a fourth-round selection (129th overall) of the Colts in the 2010 NFL draft. In 2014, he saw action in 13 games with three starts for the Jaguars.
To make roster space for McClendon, the Dolphins waived linebacker James-Michael Johnson, who signed with the team as a free agent in November.