Dolphins Re-Signing C Travis Swanson, Release TE Gavin Escobar

Ian Rapoport reports that the Dolphins are re-signing veteran C Travis Swanson to a contract on Monday.

According to Rapoport, the Dolphins are releasing TE Gavin Escobar to make room for Swanson.

Swanson, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Lions back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2.96 million rookie contract that included a $619,472 signing bonus and made a base salary of $1,772,000 for the 2017 season.

Swanson signed a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Jets back in April but was among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason. The Dolphins signed him to a contract last week only to cut him loose soon after.

In 2017, Swanson appeared in 11 games for the Lions before he was placed on injured reserve. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 33 center out of 38 qualifying players.

Escobar, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $4.21 million rookie contract with the Cowboys and was testing the open market for the first time in his career when he signed a one-year. $885,000 contract that included $80,000 guaranteed with the Chiefs last year.

Unfortunately, Kansas City elected to cut Escobar loose coming out of the preseason. Escobar had a brief stint with the Ravens last year before signing a futures contract with the Browns this past January.

After being cut loose by Cleveland, Escobar signed on with the Dolphins in April. He was released coming out of the preseason but returned to Miami last week.

In 2016, Escobar appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and caught four passes for 30 yards receiving and one touchdown.

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