Miami Dolphins sign injured OL Lance Louis
Today they signed offensinve guard Lance Louis, who was previously a team mate of Brandon Marshall, in Chicago. Louis ended the season on the injury list because of a torn ACL. However he must have showed the brass something.
Omar Kelly (@omarkelly) of the Sun Sentinel also states that Louis may be here to eventually supplant John Jerry. Omar says “Louis, who visited with the Dolphins two weeks ago, was rated by ProFootballFocus.com as the NFL’s 47th best offensive guard based on his 712 snaps last season. Jerry was rated 49th.”
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins have signed offensive lineman Lance Louis, it was announced today.
“We are happy that Lance has joined our team,” said Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland. “He will be a great addition to the offensive line both on the field and in the meeting room.”
The 6-3, 320-pound Louis spent the previous four seasons (2009-12) as a member of the Chicago Bears. He has appeared in 41 games, with 28 starts. A versatile offensive lineman, Louis has started at guard and tackle over his career. He originally was drafted in the seventh round (246th overall) by Chicago in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Louis played collegiately at San Diego State where he played in 39 games (19 starts). He began his collegiate career as a tight end, but moved to the offensive line prior to the start of his junior season. Born April 24, 1985 in New Orleans, played football and basketball at Landry High School.