The Dolphins have agreed to terms with free agent offensive tackle Jason Fox, re-signing him to a new two-year deal that locks him up through the 2016 season, the team announced today (via Twitter). Per Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald (via Twitter), Fox’s new contract is worth $2.5MM in total.
Fox, who signed a one-year, minimum-salary contract last year with the Dolphins, was a reserve for the majority of the season behind Branden Albert and Ja’Wuan James, and eventually Dallas Thomas. Fox got a chance to start at right tackle for the team during its final two games of the season, and the team liked what it saw enough to give him a modest raise for the 2015 season.
Returning to Miami for the coming year, Fox figures to return to a reserve role, assuming Albert and James are good to go for Week 1. If either of those starters, or someone else on the line, goes down with an injury or fails to impress in training camp, Fox figures to be one of the first players off the bench.