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Jeff Linkenbach | Tackle

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 317
College: Cincinnati
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Dolphins signed G/T Jeff Linkenbach, formerly of the Chiefs.
Linkenbach can play both guard spots and right tackle in a pinch. He has 36 career starts under his belt with most of those coming with the Colts from 2010-2013. Even with Miami needing guard help, Linkenbach is unlikely to start. Apr 22 - 2:33 PM

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Free agent G/T Jeff Linkenbach will visit the Dolphins on Wednesday.

Miami will host a number of veteran free-agent guards on Wednesday, including Linkenbach and Jeff Baca. Household names, we know. Linkenbach, 28 in June, has started 36 games for the Colts and Chiefs the past five seasons.
Apr 21 - 10:11 PM

Chiefs signed G/T Jeff Linkenbach.

It's a decent pickup for a team that has lost Branden Albert, Jon Asamoah, and Geoff Schwartz since the start of free agency. Linkenbach isn't overly effective, but can play both guard and tackle and has made 33 starts for the Colts over the last four years. He turns 27 in June.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Colts G/T Jeff Linkenbach is week to week with a quad injury.

Linkenbach has made four starts this season, including Sunday at right guard. Linkenbach has played 321 total snaps in 2013. It's possible he'll be sent to injured reserve.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Colts re-signed restricted free agent G/T Jeff Linkenbach to a one-year, $1.323 million contract.

Linkenbach, 26 in July, made eight starts in 2012, four at left guard and four at right tackle. After he struggled mightily as both a pass and run blocker, it was surprising the Colts gave Linkenbach a restricted tender at all. The Colts will bring back 6-foot-6, 311-pound Linkenbach as a swing backup.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 02:06:00 PM

Colts tendered restricted free agent G/T Jeff Linkenbach at the original-round level.

Linkenbach is capable of playing both guard and tackle, but has consistently struggled when inserted into the starting lineup. The Colts have to be hoping he doesn't approach the 12 starts he's averaged the past two seasons in 2013.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 10:57:00 AM

The Colts have moved Jeff Linkenbach from tackle to guard.

He'll compete with Joe Reitz for the starting left guard job in training camp. Linkenbach got destroyed in 16 starts at left and right tackle last year, and the Colts should hope he doesn't get back into the lineup this season.
Sun, Jul 29, 2012 01:49:00 PM

Jeff Linkenbach appears to be locked in as the Colts' starting right tackle.

The starting offensive line looks like Anthony Castonzo, Joe Reitz, Jeff Saturday, Ryan Diem, and Linkenbach from left to right. Castonzo held up well in pass protection against Green Bay's blitz while Linkenbach keyed a successful ground attack. Joseph Addai and Delone Carter, Indy's top two backs, have averaged 4.75 yards per carry this preseason.
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 01:23:00 AM

The Colts' first training camp depth chart lists Jeff Linkenbach as the starting left tackle.

First-rounder Anthony Castonzo won't be handed the starting job without a fight. It's interesting to note second-rounder Ben Ijalana is listed as the backup right tackle. Jacques McClendon is the starter at left guard. We'd like to see both early-round rookies starting by Week 1.
Tue, Aug 9, 2011 02:08:00 PM

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3Jay Ajayi
GLB1Lamar Miller
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3RB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Greg Jennings
3DeVante Parker
WR21Rishard Matthews
2Kenny Stills
3Matt Hazel
WR31Kenny Stills
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Dion Sims
3Jake Stoneburner
4Brandon Williams
LT1Branden Albert
2Jason Fox
LG1Michael Thomas
2Billy Turner
C1Mike Pouncey
RG1Jamil Douglas
RT1Ja'Wuan James
2Jeff Linkenbach
K1Andrew Franks