NFL news roundup: Tyson Clabo signs with Miami and more

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Another top free agent came off the market on Sunday, as Tyson Clabo found a new team to suit up for in 2013. What else made headlines around the NFL Sunday?

The Miami Dolphins made headlines Sunday by signing right tackle Tyson Clabo to a one-year deal for the 2013 season. Tackle remained in question for Miami after Jake Long left during free agency, but it finally looks like it has solidified both ends of the line.

Jonathan Martin will become the full-time left tackle now for the Dolphins. He played five games there during his rookie season after Long went on injured reserve. Clabo was released early in April by the Atlanta Falcons to save cap room. He provided a reliable starter for his former team for several seasons before departing.

Here's what The Phinsider said about the state of the Dolphins offensive line with the signing of Clabo:

Of course, the Dolphins have not played by any "appearances" this offseason, so adding another tackle, either to push Martin as the starting left tackle or simply as a backup in case something happens to Martin, could still happen. However, as of today, the Dolphins' offensive line seems to have finally come together.

While news was relatively quiet, let's look at a few other stories from around the league Sunday.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis is expected to carry the workload in the Bengals backfield this season, according to Joe Reedy of Cincinnati.com. Rookie Giovani Bernard should be used for passing situations, but The Law Firm will be shouldering most of the carries. However, he did average under four yards per carry last season. Bernard could make a run at gaining playing time if he progresses well.

Reedy also sees releasing Orson Charles as an option in the future. Jermaine Gresham and newly drafted tight end Tyler Eifert will be eating up all the playing time at the position. Charles' rookie season was lackluster. He'll need to turn heads quickly if he wants to gain a more prominent role.

For more on the Bengals, check out Cincy Jungle.

Luke Joeckel is already dominating in rookie camp, according to Associated Press reports. Two days in and the No. 2 overall pick is drawing plenty of praise. While these are still early stages against lesser competitions, it's a positive sign to see Joeckel performing well in his transition to right tackle.

For more on the Jaguars, check out Big Cat Country.

The New York Jets are expected to mimic the Seattle Seahawks in their quarterback competition this preseason, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN. Seattle gave Russell Wilson and Matt Flynn significant snaps last year. Geno Smith should have enough playing time to make his case as a starter.

For more on the Jets, check out Gang Green Nation.

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