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Miami Dolphins sign center Samson Satele

 
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Center Samson Satele #64 of the Miami Dolphins watches play against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Dolphin Stadium on August 11, 2007 in Miami, Florida.
Center Samson Satele #64 of the Miami Dolphins watches play against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Dolphin Stadium on August 11, 2007 in Miami, Florida.
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Enough is apparently enough for the Dolphins. A week of botched snaps from center was enough to spur a significant roster move.

Late Saturday, the team acquired free agent offensive lineman Samson Satele, a former Dolphin who will compete for the starting center job -- and will probably win it.

The Dolphins have been, unsuccessfully, trying to fill the void left by Mike Pouncey's hip injury for the past week. Pouncey could miss half the season. His replacements, Nate Garner and Shelley Smith, repeatedly struggled to get the quarterback the ball -- the basic function of the center position.

Satele, a second round pick of the Dolphins in 2007, spent the last five seasons in Oakland and Indianapolis. He started all 32 games in his two seasons in Miami.

The Dolphins waived Samuel Longo to make room on the 90-man roster.

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