Kraig Urbik to Dolphins: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Mike NorrisFeatured ColumnistMarch 22, 2016

Buffalo Bills guard Kraig Urbik is shown on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins defeated the Bills 22-9. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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The Miami Dolphins announced on Tuesday they have signed free-agent offensive guard Kraig Urbik.

Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed for the former Pittsburgh Steelers third-round pick who had spent all six seasons of his career with the Buffalo Bills before joining Miami.    

Although he has never been to a Pro Bowl, the 30-year-old started 57 games during his time in Buffalo and played both guard and tackle, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.

The Dolphins have been addressing their offensive line needs in the offseason, and Urbik "isn't some camp body," according to Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald. Beasley wrote that the former Wisconsin Badger will "compete with Jermon Bushrod, Billy Turner, Dallas Thomas and Jamil Douglas for two starting jobs this summer."

Miami running backs gained a modest 4.3 yards per carry last season, but it was in the passing game where the line struggled, allowing the eighth-most sacks last year with 45.

SportsCenter anchor Kevin Connors joked that the Dolphins brass seems to be targeting Bills players in the offseason, perhaps referencing four-time Pro Bowl defensive end Mario Williams, a notable offseason addition:

Urbik could prove to be a good fit, as he brings reliability to a shaky Miami offensive line after playing in all 16 games the past three years after missing 12 games over his first three seasons.