According to Barry Jackson of the Sun Sentinel, the Miami Dolphins are scheduled to visit with free agent guard, Kraig Urbik.
Dolphins are bringing in veteran OG Kraig Urbik for visit with intent of signing him if it goes well,per league source.Backup at very least.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) March 22, 2016
Urbik, 30, was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was highly touted as one of the best offensive lineman in the draft class. After being released by the Steelers in 2010, Urbik was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills.
In Buffalo, Urbik started 57 games for the Bills, appearing in 84 games between 2010-2015. According to PFF, Urbik was ranked 48 out of 81 qualifying offensive guards. He was released by the Buffalo Bills earlier this offseason. He was in the final year of a five year, $14.6 million contract. If everything goes well during the team's visit, the Dolphins intend on offering Urbik a contract. He would immediately compete with Jermon Bushrod, Dallas Thomas, Billy Turner and Jamil Douglas for one of two vacant guard positions.
The Dolphins are looking to improve an offensive line that allowed Tannehill to be sacked 45 times in 2015. Throughout his four-year career, Tannehill has been sacked a combined 184 times. If the Dolphins plan to compete in 2016 and beyond, Miami must fix their dreaded offensive line.