The Miami Dolphins may have gotten some good news about quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s knee, but it appears they may be getting bad news about a player who was in the battle for the team’s starting left guard position. Ted Larsen, signed as a free agent this offseason, is feared to have a torn biceps muscle, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
Larsen was one of several contenders for the Dolphins’ left guard spot, including Kraig Urbik, Anthony Steen, and rookie Isaac Asiata. Larsen was thought to be among the favorites for the job.
If he has a torn biceps, the recovery time could be several weeks into the regular season. Miami could also choose to place him on injured reserve for the year.
Larsen, a sixth-round pick of the New England Patriots in 2010, has played center and both guard positions in his career. He spent the 2010 through 2013 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before two years with the Arizona Cardinals and last year with the Chicago Bears. He has appeared in 102 career games with 65 starts.