Miami has two guard spots to fill after rearranging its offensive line, and Larsen started eight games at right guard for Chicago last season. He has also played center and left guard over a seven-year career that has included 65 career starts and stops in Arizona and Tampa Bay. He spent one year with the Bears and has never played for coach Adam Gase or offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen.
The Dolphins opened up both guard positions by moving Laremy Tunsil to left tackle and allowing Jermon Bushrod to become an unrestricted free agent. Bushrod has said he will either come back to Miami or retire. The only starters solidified at the moment are Tunsil, center Mike Pouncey and right tackle Ja’Wuan James.
At 6-foot-2, 307 pounds, Larsen is smaller than Bushrod or Tunsil, though at 29 he is three years younger than Bushrod and played better than him last year according to Pro Football Focus. Larsen was ranked the No. 44 guard in the league, well ahead of Bushrod at No. 69.
The financial details of Larsen’s contract are not yet available. He played for $1.7 million last season and has career earnings of $7.9 million.
Unrelated, Larsen seems like a decent guy. In 2011, he assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in rescuing three teenagers in kayaks who were in distress just off of Honeymoon Island.
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