Linked to one another throughout the offseason, including earlier today, there is more news regarding the Dolphins and left tackle Terron Armstead. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports (on Twitter) that the top free agent is flying to Miami tonight, and he will meet with the team tomorrow.
The Dolphins have made it clear they have prioritized upgrading their offensive line this offseason. They’ve already made a move on that front by signing former Cowboy Connor Williams, but the tackle position is widely seen as another area for improvement.
That – along with the Dolphins’ cap situation, putting them in better shape financially than most other teams – has led to them being named as one of the most logical landing spots for the longtime Saint. Given the news from a matter of hours ago that Miami was the first team named as having serious interest in Armstead, it comes as no surprise that he will meet in person with them.
The 30-year-old has been in New Orleans since 2013, and became the team’s starting blindside protector one year later. He was named a Pro Bowler for three consecutive seasons from 2018 to 2020, and followed that up with a PFF grade of 75.9 this past campaign. While offseason knee surgery could be cooling his market, he is likely to earn a sizeable raise from the $13MM-per-season average he made on his most recent contract.