Anderson aboard; is Wilkinson next?

The Dolphins have added some depth along the offensive line with the signing of former Baltimore and Buffalo guard Bennie Anderson, and help could be on the way for the defensive line if negotiations with former No. 1 overall pick Dan Wilkinson can reach fruition.

Wilkinson, who was released by Detroit in the offseason, is said to be looking to play for a contender, and the Dolphins certain appear to fit the bill.

If signed, Wilkinson would present competition for veteran nose tackle Keith Traylor, who did a good job against the run last season but has durability issues.

As for Anderson, the 6-5, 340-pound guard reportedly agreed to terms on a two-year deal.

He signed a three-year deal worth $5.1 million with Buffalo last offseason, but was released this offseason because he doesn't fit new head coach Dick Jauron's blocking scheme.

The book on Anderson is he's a very good run blocker but isn't terribly athletic and struggles at times in pass protection.

The Dolphins brought in Anderson to provide a challenge at right guard for Seth McKinney, who started last season at center but switched positions with Rex Hadnot.

Anderson has started 70 of the 79 games he has played since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee State. Anderson played in the XFL in the spring of 2001 and landed a starting job with the Ravens that fall.


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