CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 26: Safety Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens returns an interception as he is chased by defenders Alex Mack #55 and Eric Steinbach #65 of the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on December 26 2010 in Cleveland Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
The Dolphins have picked up a veteran offensive lineman. Eric Steinbach will be bringing depth to the guard position in 2012.
Eric Steinbach has spent the past five seasons as a guard for the Cleveland Browns, but it now appears he will be taking his talents to South Beach in the 2012 NFL season as a member of the Miami Dolphins.
Terry McCormick at the National Football Post reports that the Dolphins and Steinbach have agreed to a one-year contract. The financial particulars of the deal were not immediately disclosed. New Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin was Steinbach's coach at Iowa, where Steinbach was named a Consensus All-American and picked up Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year honors in 2002.
The nine-year NFL veteran was originally selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft and stayed with the Bengals through the 2006 season. He signed a seven-year deal with the Browns in 2007, but was released by the team in March after missing all of the 2011 season with a back injury.