Dolphins Add DT Montavious Stanley


The Miami Dolphins continue to add bodies along the defensive front prior to Friday’s start to camp.  According to agent Ralph Cindrich, his client, 6’2 302-pound DT Montavious Stanley is now a Dolphin.

Stanley saw time in 15 games for the Jaguars last season, and picked up 2o tackles and a single sack.  He is a 4-3 defensive tackle originally drafted in the 6th round in 2006 by Dallas.

Stanley played college ball at Louisville and has been a journeyman  in his 4 year NFL career, making stops in St. Louis, Atlanta, and New Orleans in addition to Jacksonville.  Most recently, he’s been a member of the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks.

Given Stanley’s size and the fact he’s familiar with a 4-3 front rather than the 3-4 defense the Dolphins run, he’s most likely insurance at NT rather than DE.  The Dolphins have unexpected holes to backup both positions.  Jason Ferguson retired July 15, and Philip Merling’s 2010 was finished before it started last week due to injury.

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