Monday, July 28, 2014

Dolphins add pair of tackles to in-flux offensive line


The Miami Dolphins' offensive line is as fluid as they come these days. Monday, it experienced a slight wave.

The team announced it has signed offensive tackles Steven Baker and Tony Hills, and in corresponding moves, waived wide receiver Gerald Ford and tackle Michael Philipp.

The 6-8, 310-pound Baker joins the Dolphins after spending portions of the 2013 season with the New York Giants. The 6-5, 304-pound Hills joins Miami after spending portions of 2013 with the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders.

Baker originally entered the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts and was released prior to that regular season. He then joined the Arizona Cardinals practice squad, where he spent the remainder of the season.

A four-year letterman at East Carolina, Baker played in 42 games for the Pirates during his collegiate career.

Hills has played in 11 regular season games, with one start, while spending time with the Indianapolis Colts (2012), Denver Broncos (2011) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (2008-10). He originally entered the NFL in 2008 as a fourth round selection (130th overall).

A four-time letter winner and team captain as a senior, Hills appeared in 42 career games with 24 starts for Texas during his collegiate career, where he was an honorable mention All-Big 12 (2006) and All-Big 12 and Walter Camp All-America selection (2007).

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