Print and Go Back ESPN.com: AFC East [Print without images]

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Dolphins re-sign OT Nate Garner

By James Walker

The Miami Dolphins did not sign an immediate replacement for former left tackle Jake Long, but Miami did get a player Tuesday who provides the offensive line more flexibility.

The Dolphins re-signed right tackle Nate Garner, the team announced. He's a versatile backup who started four games last year. Garner also provides Miami the option of moving 2012 second-round pick Jonathan Martin to the left side if the Dolphins cannot find a viable replacement for Long.

This is just the beginning for Miami at offensive tackle. The Dolphins will further address the need in the draft or free agency. Garner isn't a major signing, but he’s not a bad insurance policy.