Dolphins Make Questionable Move with New O-Line Free Agent Signing

The Miami Dolphins made a questionable free agent signing in offensive lineman Matt Skura.
The Miami Dolphins made a questionable free agent signing in offensive lineman Matt Skura. / Will Newton/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins addressed a need along their offensive line by signing former Baltimore Raven Matt Skura to a one-year contract. He is expected to be the team's starting center next season, but his play in the past makes this questionable move by Miami's front office.

There was a reason the Ravens did not re-sign Skura this offseason. He started 39 games for the team over the last three years, but was benched in the middle of 2020 season due to his poor play. He was struggling to snap the ball correctly and it made a major negative impact on the offense.

In fact, Skura was ranked dead-last in PFF grades last season amongst NFL centers. As an undrafted free agent, Skura has worked his way to being a starter and did excel during the 2018 & 2019 seasons. The Dolphins are certainly hoping he can return to that level of play in 2021.

With the deal only being one year, it is possible the Dolphins view Skura as just a temporary solution and could look to draft a center in April. Miami does have four selections within the top-50 picks. One of its top priorities right now should be finding players to protect young quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

Nevertheless, a change of scenery could help him improve, but who knows. With the 10th-highest projected cap space in the NFL, the Dolphins certainly had a number of safer and more reliable options at center to choose from.

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