Will Yeatman HOU 2 years ago

The Dolphins did not tender offers to restricted free agents OT Will Yeatman and CB R.J. Stanford, making them free agents.

Yeatman played a total of 18 offensive snaps last season before tearing his ACL in November. Coach Joe Philbin had previously been "excited" about Yeatman as a potential starter. They could bring him back at the minimum.

Will Yeatman HOU 3 years ago

Dolphins placed OT Will Yeatman on injured reserve with a torn ACL, ending his season.

Yeatman had emerged as the Dolphins swing tackle prior to going down in last week's loss to the Bucs. A restricted free agent, he'll enter the offseason with major concerns about his health. OL Sam Brenner was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster in a corresponding move.

Will Yeatman HOU 3 years ago

Dolphins OT Will Yeatman is done for the season with a torn ACL.

Yeatman suffered the injury in Monday night's loss to Tampa Bay. A converted tight end, Yeatman had emerged recently as the Dolphins' swing tackle.

Will Yeatman HOU 3 years ago

Coach Joe Philbin is "excited" about third-year OT Will Yeatman.

"I'm excited now that we have a chance to really kind of sink our teeth in with him," Philbin said. "I think he'll have a chance to compete. I think he might have some position flexibility. I think he's athletic enough. He might be able to go to the right side. He might be able to go to the left side. He can move. He's a good athlete." Yeatman is a converted tight end, and his athleticism could earn him a prominent role in Miami's zone-blocking scheme.

Will Yeatman HOU 3 years ago

The Palm Beach Post mentions Dolphins OT Will Yeatman as a player who could be a starter in 2013 should impending free agent LT Jake Long leave.

Yeatman, 25 in April, is a converted tight end with solid athleticism. Head coach Joe Philbin was at the University of Iowa when they transformed tight ends Robert Gallery and Eric Steinbach into quality linemen. Yeatman has bulked up to 305 pounds now and is working out in San Diego with offensive line guru Hudson Houck.

Will Yeatman HOU 4 years ago

The Dolphins have moved TE Will Yeatman to offensive tackle.

The 24-year-old is a worthy prospect. Yeatman has already been a viable blocking tight end, and at 6-foot-6 with athleticism could make for a nice long-term project in the Dolphins' zone-blocking scheme. He won't have to be 300 pounds.

Will Yeatman HOU 5 years ago

Dolphins claimed TE Will Yeatman off waivers from the Patriots.

Coach Bill Belichick can't be happy about losing both Yeatman and Lee Smith on waivers. A former Notre Dame star, Yeatman is a work in progress with excellent size. He's more of a blocking specialist, so Anthony Fasano's snaps won't be threatened.

Will Yeatman HOU 5 years ago

Patriots waived TE Will Yeatman.

An undrafted free agent, it was thought Yeatman's roster spot was secure after New England released fellow rookie TE Lee Smith earlier in the day. Instead, the Pats will likely try to stash the bruising blocker on the practice squad.

Will Yeatman HOU 5 years ago

Undrafted free agent TE Will Yeatman could beat out fifth-round pick TE Lee Smith to make the Patriots roster.

The two are competing to replace Alge Crumpler, who was essentially a glorified offensive lineman for the Pats last season. Yeatman played 20 snaps with the Patriots' first-team offense last evening, and "seemed to respond well" in the words of ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss.