DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins are likely to lose starting guard Ted Larsen for a few regular-season weeks due to a bicep injury, a league source confirmed.
Larsen was a key free-agent addition in the off-season.
The Dolphins view Larsen as an athletic, scrappy guard capable of flourishing in the team’s zone run game.
“When you saw what he did throughout his career, the things that we do with our offense, the system that we run, that (Head) Coach (Adam) Gase runs, Ted is a good fit for it,” Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster said Thursday. “We saw the things that said ‘Hey, this guy really fits what we do.’ So when he gets here, the things we ask him to do are the things he’s good at. The things that he isn’t as good at, we don’t do as much of. Not that he wasn’t good at it – maybe that’s some of the reasons he didn’t start (in Chicago). I don’t know. We’ll find out; but he’s a good fit for us, both character-wise and ability-wise.”
If Mike Pouncey is capable of starting the regular season at center, Kraig Urbik would be a candidate to start the season at guard, opposite Jermon Bushrod.
Other guards include rookie Issac Asiata or Anthony Steen, who played guard and center last season.
The Dolphins could look to add a veteran through free agency or if a player is cut during training camp.
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