The Miami Dolphins have signed the following offensive lineman, unrestricted free agent Jeff Linkenbach and free agent Jacques McClendon to one-year contracts, it was announced last week.
“I would like to welcome Jeff and Jacques to the Miami Dolphins,” said Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey. “They are both experienced and versatile players.”
The 6-6, 325-pound Linkenbach joins Miami after spending the 2014 season with the Kansas City Chiefs following four seasons (2010-13) with the Indianapolis Colts. He originally signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted college free agent on April 30, 2010. In his career, he has played both guard and tackle, and has seen action in 76 regular season games with 36 starts. He also has appeared in four playoff contests with two starts. In 2014, he played in all 16 games with three starts for the Chiefs. Linkenbach played collegiately at Cincinnati where he appeared in 50 games with 42 starts at tackle. Born June 9, 1987, Linkenbach attended Margaretta High School in Castalia, Ohio.
The 6-3, 324-pound McClendon joins Miami after a two-year stint (2013-14) with the Jacksonville Jaguars following time on the practice squads of the Detroit Lions (2011), Pittsburgh Steelers (2012), Atlanta Falcons (2012), while also being on the active roster of the Indianapolis Colts in 2010. He originally was a fourth-round selection (129th overall) of the Colts in the 2010 NFL draft. In his career, he has played guard and center, and has appeared in 22 games with five starts. In 2014, he saw action in 13 games with three starts for the Jaguars. McClendon played collegiately at Tennessee where he started 26-of-49 games at guard. Born December 10, 1987, McClendon attended The Baylor School in Cleveland, Tenn.
This press release is courtesy of the Miami Dolphins Public Relations Department
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