The Dolphins have signed offensive lineman Michael Philipp to a futures contract, reports Omar Kelly of the Florida Sun Sentinel. As the writer points out, the Dolphins are continuing their annual tradition of inking an unsigned rookie from minicamp.
The 6-4 Philipp started 48 games at left tackle for Oregon State, including 26 straight. While the lineman has been durable recently, he suffered through two injury-plagued seasons early in his career. Philipp played both tackle positions during his senior year, and Kelly notes that he also played some guard during the team’s rookie camp.
Philipp originally signed with the Browns after the draft, but was cut following the team’s minicamp.
“For whatever reason it just wasn’t a good fit,” said agent Brett Tessler. “He’s a wide-bodies athlete who is surprisingly light on his feet and flexible.”
The Dolphins waived three rookies earlier this evening.