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Dolphins Sign Jason Fox

Posted Apr 2, 2014

Offensive lineman joins Miami after spending the past four seasons with the Detroit Lions

The Miami Dolphins have signed unrestricted free agent offensive lineman Jason Fox to a one-year contract.

"I think I'm an athletic, smart, tough guy and I think I can pick up the offense well," Fox said. "I think I'll be able to run the zone-read and the things that they ask me to do I've done them in the past and I think I'll be able to execute it here."

The 6-6, 314-pound Fox joins Miami after spending the past four seasons with the Detroit Lions (2010-13). Fox appeared in 13 regular season games with three starts during his tenure with Detroit. In 2013, Fox opened the regular season as the Lions starting right tackle and overall appeared in eight games with three starts that season. Fox saw action in one game for the Lions during the 2012 campaign. He was inactive for eight games in 2011 prior to being placed on injured reserve on November 11, 2011. Fox was selected by Detroit in the fourth-round (128th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Fox returns to South Florida where he was an All-ACC performer and two-time team captain for the Miami Hurricanes. Overall, he started 47 games, with 39 of his starts at left tackle. His 47 starting assignments ranks third in Hurricanes history among offensive linemen, behind the 48 starts by Mike Sullivan and Richard Mercier. Born May 2, 1988 in Fort Worth, Texas, Fox attended North Crowley High School in Fort Worth, Texas.

"This is a great team on the rise and I think it's a great fit," Fox said. "I'm very comfortable with South Florida and I consider it a second home to me. I'm just so excited to be here. Their offensive line presents a great opportunity for me to come in and compete and I couldn't be more thrilled."