Scouting Report: DE Marques Douglas

Defensive end Marques Douglas has spent time during his nine-year NFL career with the Ravens and 49ers, but it was with the Jets that he played in 2009. So we checked in with's Kristian R. Dyer to get the lowdown on Douglas, who signed with the Dolphins this week.

Here's what Dyer had to say:

"Marques Douglas was a role player for the Jets last year who was solid, but at this point in his career wasn't a substantial upgrade. With the Jets banking on young talent such as Jamaal Westerman and Vernon Gholston (who is transitioning from linebacker to defensive end), an aging defensive lineman like Douglas wasn't a good fit. Even at the veterans minimum.

"Douglas is solid but isn't a playmaker anymore, and never really was. The speed isn't there and he can't plow into the backfield like he used to. With that being said, he's a solid role player who can be effective on the two-deep and as a spot starter.

"There were never any character issues with Douglas and he's a good locker room guy."

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