SWAYNE SIGNED

The Dolphins found their veteran backup for the offensive line when they signed former Baltimore Ravens tackle Harry Swayne.<P>Swayne was brought in to replace the injured Marcus Spriggs, who was placed on injured reserve.<P>

The Dolphins also took a look at former Denver backup Ethan Brooks and former Washington backup Michael Moore before deciding on Swayne.

The Dolphins had planned on also giving a tryout to former Jets starting tackle Jumbo Elliott, but his scheduled to flight to Miami on Tuesday was canceled because of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

In Swayne, the Dolphins get a veteran who has played in four Super Bowls, winning two titles with Denver and won last season with the Ravens, and losing while a member of the San Diego Chargers in the 1994 season.

Swayne can play both right and left tackle, and it's certainly a possibility he could challenge Spencer Folau for the starting left tackle job at some point. Swayne hasn't played left tackle since 1996.

He started at right tackle for the Ravens last season. He missed three games because of a hamstring injury and was replaced in the starting lineup for those games by none other than Spencer Folau.


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