Free agent offensive lineman and avid musician Cory Procter visited the Dolphins this weekend, a team that’s definitely interested in boosting their offensive line.
Procter, cut by the Cowboys on Monday, also reportedly visited with the division rival New England Patriots. There’s speculation that Miami may sign him sometime this week, but any potential deal will most likely be reached before mini-camp on May 28, if at all.
A move would make sense. With Justin Smiley on the outs and Nate Garner out because of an unspecified off-season surgery, the Dolphins could use some insurance on the o-line. Plus, there is word of an open competition for Jake Grove’s spot at center, and Miami certainly likes versatility on the line.
A 6-foot-4, 311-pound center by trade, Procter also has experience at left guard, which would be a good selling point for the Dolphins, and he got some practice experience running the Wildcat in Dallas. As reported by the Miami Herald, he was active for every game in 2009 but appeared in only five total plays from scrimmage.
Procter was signed by the Cowboys off the Detroit Lions practice squad in 2005. The Lions originally signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Montana, where he played with kicker Dan Carpenter. According to Procter’s website, he plays drums in a Dallas-based heavy metal band coincidentally named Free Reign.
Can’t say I’m a big fan of the music personally, but I like the intensity. Once again, though, the Dolphins are a big fan of versatility. Plus, I can picture Sparano as a closet heavy-metal kinda guy.