In the midst of all the Ndamukong Suh speculation, the Miami Dolphins have taken care of their own players and brought them back to add some much needed depth. Today, the team re-signed young safety Jordan Kovacs and brought back an excellent backup offensive tackle in Jason Fox on a two-year, 2.5 million deal.
Kovacs was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dolphins back in 2013, and he was signed to the practice squad and eventually got signed onto the 53-man roster. At the end of training camp of 2014, Kovacs was cut by the Dolphins and he latched onto the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad, only to later be signed by the Dolphins once again off of their practice squad, and he contributed seven tackles over the course of the season once there.
Kovacs offers some young depth in the secondary and a camp body to compete for a roster spot. Since the Dolphins found themselves grasping at straws for depth in the secondary last year, the signing of Kovacs is no surprise and he'll get another opportunity to prove his worth, likely on special teams.
Fox, a six-year veteran who will turn 27 in May, made an excellent showing in pass-blocking in the few games he managed to get on the field. As we're all aware, the coaching staff decided to stick with Dallas Thomas at right tackle after starter Ja'Wuan James was forced to move over to left tackle after the loss of Branden Albert for the season. Unfortunately, Thomas ultimately failed and became a proverbial revolving door at right tackle, and eventually the team decided to go with Fox.
There was an immediate upgrade once Fox was inserted, and it's possible that the showing he made is what got him back to Miami. With Fox back, the team now has a talented young backup who can play both tackle positions, and will be a valuable asset should something happen to either Albert or James.
This story was written by Luis Sung. Follow him on Twitter. @FLSportDebater