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Dolphins come to terms with Marc Colombo

The Dallas pipeline just keeps pumping out signings for the Dolphins. This regime has once again turned to one of their former Cowboys, coming to terms with tackle Marc Colombo.

Colombo has been the Cowboys’ starting right tackle since 2006. It’s not immediately known if he’s been added to the mix to compete with Vernon Carey or possibly to move to the left side while Jake Long is on the PUP list.

Sparano weighed in to the media a short while ago, saying “He’s big, tough, smart. Started about 72 games down there. My vision for him is see where we are in the tackle mix.”

While Colombo certainly adds experience and could potentially save the Dolphins some cash if Vernon Carey now becomes expendable, he’s 32 years old and was rumored to be slipping some a year ago.

With Shaun O’Hara visiting the Dolphins today, and expected to sign by many, Ireland is clearly going with a short-term patch work approach to solve this line’s deficiencies.

The preferred way to build an offensive line, in my opinion, is through the draft or at least free agents with a bright horizon. This type of move doesn’t bode well for the future, but I guess it’s easy to see why Sparano and Ireland are focusing so much on the present considering their jobs are on the line.