The Dolphins have been looking at any and all options to upgrade at linebacker. First reported by Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald and then repeated by several other beat writers, the Miami Dolphins will bring in free agent linebacker Spencer Paysinger for a visit.
Paysinger has spent his entire four-year career with the New York Giants after being signed as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon in 2011, and was a solid special teams player and backup for the Giants in that time-span.
Paysinger actually started 14 games for the Giants, 10 of which were in 2013. He played middle linebacker and the Giants were hoping he would eventually develop into the guy who would be the defense's signal caller. That was of course, before the arrival of linebacker Jon Beason.
In his four years with the Giants, Beason accumulated 140 tackles and 1 sack, he's also forced 2 fumbles and recovered 3. Paysinger has potential to be a very solid backup for the Dolphins who could take over the role that was left open by the departure of Jason Trusnik, as Paysinger has also played on the outside as well as the inside.
All free agents since General Manager Dennis Hickey arrived have been offered a contract to sign with the team when they come to visit. Paysinger is not likely to be the exception to that rule and it's quite possible the team will have a new player to compete for a spot on the roster by the end of the visit.
This story was written by Luis Sung. Follow him on Twitter: @FLSportDebater
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