With one roster spot left to fill and the depth chart looking thin at offensive line, the Dolphins added a center with four years’ experience as a full-time starter by signing Travis Swanson today.
Swanson, 27, is a former third-round pick who played 53 games (42 starts) for the Lions over the past four seasons. He was with the Jets this offseason before they cut him at the roster deadline. Pro Football Focus ranked him the No. 32 center in the NFL last season.
He started 11 games for the Lions in 2017, but missed time because of a concussion for the second year in a row.
Swanson will be with the team when it opens practice Wednesday in preparation for this weekend’s season opener against the Titans.
The Dolphins now have eight offensive linemen on the roster after releasing veteran tackle Sam Young on Sunday and picking up Swanson.
Their starting five are left tackle Laremy Tunsil, left guard Josh Sitton, center Daniel Kilgore, right guard Jesse Davis and right tackle Ja’Wuan James.
Ted Larsen is a backup at guard or center, and Zach Sterup is a backup tackle. Davis also played tackle for Miami at times last year.
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