The Miami Dolphins have added some more offensive line help this offseason by signing free agent offensive tackle Jason Fox to a one-year deal. Fox will give the Dolphins a decent swing tackle, and he had interest from the Kansas City Chiefs as well, as the OL-needy AFC West club hosted him on a visit on Monday. Meanwhile, the Dolphins hosted Fox today, as the team announced the one-year pact with the former Detroit Lions backup tackle.
Fox was previously a starter for the Lions, but he was bumped down into a No. 3 tackle role after undrafted rookie sensation LaAdrian Waddle beat him out. Waddle is probably the best player you’ve never heard of and was amazing last season, so there’s no shame in being beat out by a young player of that caliber.
Although Fox isn’t someone worth starting, he is a big, pretty athletic tackle who fits in perfectly as a swing guy and can definitely start in a pinch. I like this depth signing for the Dolphins organization, and Fox has a nice tie to the area, as he is a former Miami Hurricane. Even though he only appeared in 12 games during his three seasons with the Lions, he could push for a starting job this year and might end up being the Dolphins starting right tackle. It’s ideal for Dennis Hickey to find someone better in the draft, but Fox isn’t a horrible option.