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Dolphins Sign Veteran Guard Eric Steinbach

This afternoon, the Miami Dolphins addressed their needs at guard with the signing of Eric Steinbach.  The story was broken by Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post.

A veteran of 9 years in the league, Steinbach brings durability and consistency to the position of guard sorely needed on the Miami Dolphins. 

Steinbach has started 124 of 125 games until being out with a back injury requiring surgery for the entire 2011 season. 

Steinbach played for the Bengals and then Browns before being cut.

The former second rounder out of Iowa is no stranger to coach Joe Philbin, as coach Philbin was his line coach at Iowa.

Steinbach expects to compete at Right Guard in order to fulfill a role on the Dolphins new zone-blocking scheme and may even have a greater chance to start due to the uncertainty that surrounds John Jerry and his overall fitness and fit for the newly revamped offensive line.

With Steinbach in the fold, it could be very encouraging to have a vet paired with rookie right tackle Jonathan Martin and set a good example with technique and solidify the offensive line.