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Dolphins sign Samson Satele to aid shaky center spot

The Miami Dolphins' center position sits as the shakiest spot on an overhauled offensive line.

With incumbent starter Mike Pouncey sidelined after undergoing hip surgery this offseason, quarterback-center exchanges have been a disaster early in training camp.

According to NFL Media's Jeff Darlington, Pouncey is expected to miss "about five, maybe six, could be even seven weeks." With that time frame in place, a legitimate stopgap needed to be unearthed.

In an effort to find a solution, the team signed Samson Satele on Saturday, per the NFL's transaction wire. Satele, 29, started 13 games last season with the Indianapolis Colts. He began his career in Miami, starting 32 games in two seasons.

The Miami Herald reported that converted guard Nate Garner looked better at center in practice Saturday (not flubbing any exchanges) after taking over the starting snaps from fellow converted guard Shelley Smith.

Satele had a mediocre 2013 season; however, his experience makes him a good bet to take over the starting duties. The Dolphins already were planning to start five new offensive linemen to open the season.

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