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Miami's main issue in 2013 was a porous and turbulent offensive line that couldn't get the running game going and also allowed 58 sacks.
The main objective of the offseason was to fix these problems, which Miami so far has done a good job of addressing. Yes, their two new tackles (free agent acquisition Branden Albert and first-round pick Ja'Wuan James) struggled at the start of camp but have improved each day. Miami's problem has been in the middle, especially at center.
Mike Pouncey's injury has hindered the development of the offensive line, as the Dolphins started off camp by having Shelley Smith play center. Smith was signed this offseason to play guard and had never played center before.
The results went how one would expect, as Smith wound up messing up the snap time and again, making it a running joke in training camp among Dolphins fans.
Miami also gave Nate Garner a try at the position, which seemed to make more sense considering he has played center in the past, including starting two games at the position last season filling in for an injured Pouncey.
That didn't go as well as planned either, as Garner struggled with snaps as well.
Finally by Saturday night, the Dolphins appeared to be desperate, and as Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported, they signed former Dolphin Samson Satele.
Satele brings some stability to the line, as he's a natural center with plenty of NFL experience. Unfortunately, in his 2013 campaign with the Indianapolis Colts, it had looked like his best days had already passed him.
Pro Football Focus (subscription required) graded out Satele at -9.4, which ranked him 32nd in the NFL among centers.
When that's looked at as an improvement over any healthy players on your roster at the position, that's not good news.
To make matters worse, Satele's signing does bring up a fear I have, which is that the Dolphins believe Pouncey could wind up missing the entire season.