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Sam Young | Tackle | #79

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 306
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 6 (179) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Dolphins re-signed OT Sam Young to a one-year contract.
Young drew six starts at right tackle last year while filling in for an injured Ja'Wuan James. He'll continue to provide tackle depth behind James and Laremy Tunsil. Mar 23 - 2:16 PM

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Dolphins re-signed OT Sam Young.

His release over the weekend was just a procedural move to get Ted Larsen on injured reserve. He will serve as a swing tackle.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 11:47:00 AM

Dolphins released OT Sam Young.

Young is the only notable name among Miami's cuts. He was expected to serve in a swing role, but may be re-signed after Week 1 once his salary isn't guaranteed.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 04:46:00 PM

Dolphins signed OT Sam Young to a one-year, $1.15 million extension.

Young missed the first month of the season before landing a backup role in Week 6. He's appeared in seven games, making one spot start. Young should return as Miami's swing tackle.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 04:20:00 PM

Dolphins re-signed OT Sam Young.

With Branden Albert (illness) and Laremy Tunsil (ankle) banged up, the Dolphins need someone who can play left tackle after cutting monumentally ineffective fill-in Billy Turner. Young started nine games for the Jaguars over the past two seasons, but there's a reason he was on the street. The Dolphins' offensive line is an unmitigated disaster.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 02:07:00 PM

Dolphins signed OT Sam Young, formerly of the Jaguars, to a one-year, $760,000 contract.

Young appeared in all 16 games for the Jaguars last season, playing 234 snaps. Ideally, he'd be the Dolphins' No. 4 tackle.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 09:22:00 PM

Sam Young will be the Jaguars' starting right tackle this week against the Colts.

Young replaces since-released RT Cameron Bradfield. He started four games at right tackle for the Bills in 2012, surrendering one sack, three hurries, and four QB hits. He's played just 27 offensive snaps since. Luckily for Young, the Colts don't have much of a pass rush off the edge. He'll see a lot of Erik Walden.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Jaguars re-signed OT Sam Young.

Claimed off waivers from the Bills in October, Young played all of one snap for the Jaguars. The 2010 sixth-rounder will compete for one of the Jags' final roster spots in training camp.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 01:15:00 PM

Jaguars claimed OT Sam Young off waivers from the Bills.

Young has starting experience, but it's minimal (four games). He's just a depth claim for an offensive line that's really hurting following the losses of Eugene Monroe (trade) and Luke Joeckel (ankle).
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 05:03:00 PM

Bills waived OT Sam Young.

OG Antoine McClain was claimed off waivers from the Raiders in a corresponding roster move. A 2010 sixth-round pick of the Cowboys, Young had played just eight snaps this season, though he did start four games for the Bills in 2012. Young is a mountainous 6-foot-8, 322 pounds, but has thus far been unable to earn a permanent role as someone's swing tackle. He's already 26.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 04:25:00 PM

WGR 550 Buffalo expects Sam Young and Colin Brown to compete for the Bills' starting left guard job.

Young (6-foot-8, 322) started the first four games of his career last season, all at right tackle. Brown (6-foot-7, 326) started one game at right guard in 2012 before tearing his hamstring completely off the bone and missing the rest of the season. Adding a veteran free agent to the mix is also a possibility, but the Bills have publicly stated they don't value guards that highly.
Fri, May 3, 2013 11:33:00 AM

Bills GM Buddy Nix says newly acquired OT Sam Young will see most of his snaps at right tackle.

LT Demetrius Bell had a worse preseason than RT Erik Pears, so this comes as a bit of a surprise. Pears hardly shined, however, and both Young and fourth-round pick Chris Hairston are good bets to see heavy action this season.
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 10:09:00 PM

Bills claimed OT Sam Young off waivers from the Cowboys.

Buffalo had only rookie fourth-rounder Chris Hairston behind starters Demetrius Bell and Erik Pears, so it's a great fit for Young. On this O-Line, any player can move quickly into the starting lineup. Bell was given less than a ringing endorsement heading into the opener.
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 04:21:00 PM

Cowboys waived OT Sam Young.

Young was the Cowboys' sixth-round pick last season, but lacks the athleticism to be an effective NFL tackle. The Cowboys' offensive line overhaul continues with pass protection as a focus. Young's strengths were size and smarts.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 09:31:00 AM

Cowboys beat writer Bob Sturm suggests "the premise that he [Sam Young] could start in 2011 at right tackle seems like a very far-fetched and optimistic appraisal of his situation."

It's hard not to agree with Sturm's assessment. Dallas figures to let both Marc Colombo and Alex Barron walk this offseason, and while Young has the strength and frame to start, he's likely no more than a long-term backup. Offensive line will be an area that Dallas upgrades this offseason.
Sat, Jan 22, 2011 02:51:00 PM

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