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Phins sign OL Ted Larsen

Post by JMP on Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:29 pm

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Dolphins signed OG Ted Larsen, formerly of the Bears, to a three-year contract.
Larsen was elbowed out by the arrival of Josh Sitton early last season, but he still ended up starting eight games because of injury. Larsen is not stellar by any means, but he is a solid veteran who can work on either side of the center. He is an option for an offensive line looking for starters on the inside.

Larsen can play all 3 interior OL positions, but at just 6'2" he's probably best suited for center. I suppose he can compete for the starting RG job and backup Pouncey at center, but overall it's a pretty underwhelming signing. Experienced depth if nothing else.

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Re: Phins sign OL Ted Larsen

Post by white1 on Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:20 pm

Kind of what I expected at guard. Cheap, experienced veterans with position flexibility

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Re: Phins sign OL Ted Larsen

Post by JMP on Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:42 pm

white1 wrote:Kind of what I expected at guard. Cheap, experienced veterans with position flexibility

Yep, but you get what you pay for.  If you keep putting marginal players at guard, you get marginal production from the position.  While we don't need to have All Pro guards, solid players would be nice.  Not sure Larsen is even 'solid'.  Hopefully this is just a depth move and not a "we have our starter" move...but the 3-year deal makes me wonder.


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Re: Phins sign OL Ted Larsen

Post by rightchea on Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:55 pm

From what I have been reading from some fans, they are saying the same thing. Larsen is just a stop gap in the endless holes that Miami can't fill.

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Re: Phins sign OL Ted Larsen

Post by Degarmo on Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:52 pm

We definitely need a backup center though, because old Bird Legs Pouncey isn't going to stay healthy if he doesn't change his regimen. He's great in the running game when he's healthy, but with that nagging hip thing he's got going . . . oof.
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