2018 NFL free agents: Dolphins host defensive tackle Terrell McClain

McClain with the Cowboys in 2015. (Getty Images)

As the Dolphins try to stitch together their defensive line following the release of superstar Ndamukong Suh this offseason, they’re hosting a veteran defensive tackle at the team facility in Davie today.

Miami is in talks with Terrell McClain, a journeyman who was let go by Washington after the draft. McClain, 28, signed a four-year deal with the Redskins a little over a year ago, but slipped on the depth chart and fell out of their future plans for good when the they drafted Da’Ron Payne last week.

McClain, 6-foot-2, 302 pounds, is looking for his sixth team since entering the league as a third-round pick with the Panthers in 2011, and the Dolphins are on the lookout for a backup defensive tackle. That could be a match.

Last year, he played 12 games but started just twice. He registered 20 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery. Pro Football Focus ranked him the 120th-best player at his position.

The Dolphins are a little over two weeks away from Organized Team Activities and appear to be pushing forward with Davon Godchaux and Jordan Phillips as their starting defensive tackles. They also have Vincent Taylor and Gabe Wright as backups, plus they added former Lions defensive tackle Akeem Spence in a trade Wednesday.

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