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Lydon Murtha | Tackle

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 330
College: Nebraska
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Dolphins re-signed restricted free agent OT Lydon Murtha to a one-year, $1.927 million contract.
Murtha received a second-round tender. The Dolphins are high on Murtha's prospects as a potential swing tackle behind LT Jake Long and a right tackle to be named later. A former Nebraska Cornhuster, Murtha likely would have been a starter at some point last season if a toe injury hadn't cost him the entire year. Marc Colombo was a nightmare on the right side. Tue, Mar 13, 2012 03:34:00 PM

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Dolphins placed RT Lydon Murtha (toe) on injured reserve, ending his season.

He'll need surgery on the toe, indicating a fracture. Murtha was slated to begin the season as a backup, but could have seen some time at right tackle had Marc Colombo's preseason struggles carried over to the regular season. Murtha appeared in eight games a season ago, starting four. Injury prone, this is the second time in three years Murtha has ended up on injured reserve.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 10:40:00 PM

Dolphins RT Lydon Murtha suffered a concussion in Week 16 and has not been cleared to play for Week 17.

Murtha had not passed his baseline test as of Friday night, making his availability come Sunday highly unlikely. His absence would force Pat McQuistan to right tackle, Richie Incognito to guard, and Joe Berger to center.
Sat, Jan 1, 2011 12:20:00 PM

Dolphins RT Lydon Murtha left Sunday's game with a head injury in the fourth quarter.

The injury caused a major shakeup on Miami's offensive line, with C Richie Incognito moving to guard, and RG Pat McQuistan moving to right tackle.
Sun, Dec 26, 2010 03:34:00 PM

Dolphins placed OT Lydon Murtha (ankle) on season-ending injured reserve.

Murtha unfortunately turned his ankle on the last play of practice. An intriguing long-term project with size and athleticism, the injury-prone Murtha had not seen game action since being claimed off waivers from the Lions.
Thu, Dec 10, 2009 02:54:00 PM

Dolphins signed OT Lydon Murtha off the Lions' practice squad.

Murtha has intriguing size (6'7/315) and athleticism, but he's already earned the "injury-prone" label.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 06:01:00 PM

Lions waived rookie OT Lydon Murtha.

The seventh-round pick, Murtha, will likely join the practice squad unless he is claimed by another team via waivers.
Sat, Sep 5, 2009 11:42:00 AM

Lions agreed to terms with seventh-round OT Lydon Murtha on a multi-year contract.

The fastest offensive lineman at the Combine, Murtha missed time during minicamps with ongoing back problems. His size, strength and athleticism bode well for a future at right tackle, but his injury history suggests he'll have a hard time staying on the field.
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 10:17:00 AM

Lions seventh-round pick Lydon Murtha has been unable to practice at minicamps because of a back injury.

Murtha, who ran faster than any offensive lineman at the Combine, has been dogged by back problems since his freshman season at Nebraska. He has ability, but many teams probably red flagged him before the draft.
Wed, May 13, 2009 02:18:00 PM

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