After being reported yesterday that the team was going to sign veteran offensive lineman Ted Larsen, the team has officially made the signing official. The contract is for three years.
We have signed center/guard Ted Larsen as an unrestricted free agent. pic.twitter.com/5dbl0kkAcu— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) March 10, 2017
Larsen has been in the league for seven years after being drafted by the drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 102 games and has started 65 of them. He has spent time with multiple teams which include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2010-13), Arizona Cardinals (2014-15), and most recently the Chicago Bears.
With Laremy Tunsil moving to left tackle, the team needed to add two new starting guards to the roster, which Larsen will compete for. Larsen is also a very versatile lineman as he has played left guard, center, and right guard. So now the team only has to search for one more starting guard in free agency or the draft, as Jermon Bushrod is also a free agent. Even if Larsen is not a starter, he will provide some quality depth for the offensive line.