The Dolphins have agreed to sign offensive guard Jeff Linkenbach, agent Andy Simms tells Adam Caplan of ESPN.com (via Twitter). Miami brought Linkenbach in for a visit earlier today and it didn’t take long for the two sides to shake hands on a deal.
The former member of the Colts and Chiefs has started 36 games over five seasons. The 27-year-old (28 in June) spent his first four NFL campaigns with the Colts (where he amassed 33 of those starts) before joining up with the Chiefs last season. Miami also met with former Vikings sixth-rounder Jeff Baca, but Baca remains unsigned.
Pro Football Focus (subscription required) wasn’t wild about Linkenbach in 2013, the last season in which he served as a full-time starter. The veteran graded out with a -9.4 overall score, placing him 57th out of 81 qualified guards. Linkenbach has also seen some time at tackle and could theoretically pitch in there.
Last year, Linkenbach signed with the Chiefs for a base salary of $900K with $250K guaranteed and up to $600K in incentives.