The Miami Dolphins have a serious need for a right tackle. A serious need for a right guard. A need to some degree for a left guard, a need at strong safety, a need at cornerback depth (other than Nolan Carroll), and a need for a TE not named Nate Garner. So today, sensing they have a pulse for what all of us idiots on the outside deem to be team needs, the Dolphins
signed a RT claimed 25 year old running back Steve Slaton off waivers from the Houston Texans.
Maybe they want to get inside information on how to beat the Texans offense. Oh wait, we already played them.
Slaton was a fine runner and I’m sure he can still tote the rock. The Texans are simply loaded at the position and Slaton was on the edge looking in. A fantasy stud a few years ago, injuries took control and Slaton eventually lost his job to Ryan Moats and then to Arian Foster permanently. In Miami, he won’t likely see the field of play unless the injury bug bites Reggie Bush.
Slaton is an identical runner as Bush is so he will provide a back-up role. He can also return kicks which is not as much of a priority as it was last year given the change in kickoff rules.
So again, the offensive line is left untouched which means that Chad Henne will likely get touched…often and the free safety spot currently manned or unmanned by Reshad Jones will likely become a platoon of Jones and returning from injury Chris Clemons who couldn’t beat out Jones in training camp for the starting FS job, and Nate Garner will still get used on third and long situations to protect RT Marc Columbo from himself.
The Phins also cut DT Ryan Baker, presumably to make room for Slaton.
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