Dolphins Bring Back T Sam Young

Shortly after his release, Sam Young is back with the Dolphins. Miami made the decision to re-sign the veteran tackle on Monday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com tweets.

Miami waived safety Maurice Smith to make room on the roster, per Wolfe. Young was in Smith’s shoes on Saturday but has a roster spot again.

Young serves as offensive line depth for the Dolphins behind Laremy Tunsil and Ja’Wuan James. The Dolphins only had seven healthy linemen available Sunday, with center Wesley Johnson and tackle Zach Sterup in place behind the starters. Young adds a proven swing man to that contingent.

The 31-year-old blocker saw a more prominent role with the 2017 Dolphins, who deployed him as a starter in six games. He played in 10 last season and eight in 2016. Prior to being a free agent Sunday, Young had suited up in the previous five Dolphins games this season.

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  1. rayray14

    Did you mean to say the Dolphins we’re signing Larry Bird? Pretty sure that’s his twin brother.

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  2. Skullking

    If Young is the best OL available, then Tunsil must be the best tackle in football. The chasm of difference between their play in the Bengals game was unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

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