According to Joel Corry, the Dolphins signed RT Tyson Clabo to a one-year contract worth $3.5 million. Clabo’s deal includes a $1 signing bonus to go along with $2.5 million base salary. For what it’s worth, $500,000 of this contract is guaranteed.
Clabo actually did pretty well here considering that he was set to make $4.5 million with the Falcons before being released. The market for offensive tackles was limited and was clearly a buyer’s market, so Clabo should feel pretty good to walk away with a similar salary.
According to Jackson, Clabo will receive a one-year contract and will take over as the team’s right tackle.
Clabo, 31, has also drawn interest from the Cowboys as well, but his asking price was reportedly an issue for Dallas. He hasn’t missed a single game in the past five seasons while playing for the Atlanta Falcons.
This means the Dolphins will be forced to start Jonathan Martin at left tackle next season, which could end up being a pretty big issue. Miami traded up to No. 3 overall and had a chance to walk away from the draft with a long-term left tackle prospect in Lane Johnson, but elected to draft DE Dion Jordan instead.
We had Clabo listed as the No. 16 player in our Best Available Free Agents list.