The Miami Dolphins appear set to make their first addition to the offensive line in the 2017 offseason, signing former Bears guard Ted Larsen. The signing was reported by Chicago Tribune reporter Brad Biggs.
Larsen was the sixth-round pick of the New England Patriots in 2010, but was waived by the team at the end of the preseason. He then joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he started at left guards as a rookie. He played left guard and center for the Buccaneers through the 2013 season, then signed as a free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2014. He played both left and right guard for the Cardinals, starting the 26 games in which he played. He joined the Bears in 2016, playing right guard with eight starts in 15 games played.
Miami needs to address both starting guard positions, with Larsen a possibility to fill one of those spots. The team traded left tackle Branden Albert to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, with second-year player Laremy Tunsil moving from left guard to the vacated left tackle spot this year. Miami has not re-signed starting right guard Jermon Bushrod, though they have not ruled out the possibility.