“I think a lot of him and I remember him when he was 18-years-old and we had to pull his teeth out to get him to move from tight end to offensive guard,” Philbin said. “He started his first game against Ohio State at 254 pounds and we reminisced about that just yesterday He’s had an exceptional career in the National Football League and was an 8-year starter. He’s got a wonderful young family and he and his wife are expecting their third child here soon. I really enjoyed having him on the ballclub, even though it was just for a short period of time. He was very well respected by his teammates here and I wish him the best.”
The 6-foot-6, 295-pound former Iowa Hawkeye started 124 of the 125 games he played in eight seasons from 2003-10. He never missed a start in 62 games with the team that drafted him in the second round in 2003, the Cincinnati Bengals, and he started 62 of 63 games with the Cleveland Browns from 2007-10.
So with this move, Philbin has to reevaluate the situation on the offensive line from a depth perspective and he admitted it’s something that is fluid and can change from day to day. Third-year guard
“He really wanted to prove to himself that he could come back and physically be the player that he once was,” Philbin said of Steinbach. “We’ll be fine.”
DOLPHINS TIDBITS: The team conducted its entire practice today inside the bubble, which is part of the regular-season routine two days before a game and the players were in shorts. … Rookie