The Miami Dolphins have made ripples since the league started back to work instead of the waves we expected. Today they are entertaining former NY Giant pro-bowl center Shaun O’Hara. O’Hara is on the other side of 30, 34 actually, and is entering his 12th season in the NFL. The Dolphins drafted Mike Pouncey with their first pick in last April’s draft and the assumption what that he would be the immediate starter.
So far, Pouncey has taken the first team snaps since his arrival to camp after signing his contract Saturday night. O’Hara isn’t billed as a back-up center so are the Dolphins thinking that Pouncey can be moved to the guard spot and O’Hara becomes the starting snapper?
O’Hara has played both guard and center but it’s the center spot that he made his name. Last season he appeared in only 6 games after suffering injuries to his feet so he will need to clear medical before Miami decides to sign him.
Speculation is that if O’Hara is signed it could be end of Joe Berger and as it stands now, last years third round pick John Jerry is seriously struggling in camp is currently listed behind Rey Feinga on the depth chart. Still, it’s a bit surprising that the Dolphins would look towards a 34 year old veteran as opposed to a younger option on the market, unless the plan is to work Pouncey at his more natural guard position for a year and then move him over next season allowing him to learn from a pro-bowl veteran.