Samson Satele MIA 5 Months1 Comment

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins are still keeping an eye on free agent C Samson Satele.

The Dolphins are trying to convert G Shelley Smith into a center. He's never snapped in his NFL career and is struggling at training camp with bad snaps. Satele is by no means a world beater at the center spot, but he's a veteran and knows protections and can make line calls. Smith is a better fit at guard.

Samson Satele MIA 6 Months

The Dolphins will work out free agent C Samson Satele on Monday.

They'll probably sign whoever looks best between Satele and Daryn Colledge. Cut by the Colts in March after a miserable 2013 campaign, Satele was originally a Dolphins draft pick, back in 2007. He'd be a huge downgrade from Mike Pouncey, obviously, but Miami is in a bit of a desperate spot at center already.

Samson Satele MIA 10 Months

Colts released C Samson Satele.

Satele was due $3.9 million in the final season of his three-year contract. The move frees up $1.733 million in cap space for the free-spending Colts. Going on 30, Satele was injury prone and ineffective his two years in Indy. Moving on from Satele is a necessary step as the Colts look to upgrade their dismal run blocking.

Samson Satele MIA Aug 01 '79

Colts C Samson Satele left Sunday night's Week 7 in the first quarter with a right knee injury.

His return is questionable. Mike McGlynn will move over from right guard to replace Satele, with Jeff Linkenbach entering the starting lineup.

Samson Satele MIA Sep 19 '78

Colts C Samson Satele left Sunday's Week 14 game against the Titans with an ankle injury.

Satele and the entire Indy offensive line has been abused by the Tennessee defense. Andrew Luck is getting flushed out of the pocket on a regular basis and has been sacked multiple times. A.Q. Shipley started the third quarter at center.

Samson Satele MIA Jul 19 '78

Colts C Samson Satele (knee) was active for Sunday's win, but played zero snaps.

A.Q. Shipley got the start just six days after being promoted from the practice squad, strongly suggesting Satele was active on just an emergency basis. He remains day-to-day heading into Sunday's tilt against the Jets.

Samson Satele MIA Jul 05 '78

Colts C Samson Satele (knee) started Sunday's loss to the Jaguars but lasted just one half.

Satele was "doing more harm than good," according to coach Chuck Pagano. He chose to kick Mike McGlynn to center for the second half and brought in Trai Essex at right guard.

Samson Satele MIA Jun 28 '78

An MRI of Colts C Samson Satele's left knee revealed only "soreness and stiffness."

It's excellent news for the Colts' banged-up line, though not a guarantee Satele will be ready for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. If he's not, RG Mike McGlynn will likely slide back over to center, leaving Trai Essex at right guard.

Samson Satele MIA Jun 27 '78

Colts C Samson Satele was forced from Sunday's game against the Vikings with a left knee injury, and did not return.

Satele was deemed "questionable" after departing midway through the first half, but never checked back in. It's awful news for a Colts team that was already without RT Winston Justice and LG Joe Reitz, though Satele appeared to be walking without much of a hitch. RG Mike McGlynn slid over to center in Satele's absence, leaving recently signed veteran Trai Essex at right guard. Satele was nursing a right knee injury heading into Week 2.

Samson Satele MIA Dec 30 '77

According to the Associated Press, Colts C Samson Satele's new three-year contract is worth $10.8 million with $5 million guaranteed.

For a player arrested on disorderly conduct charges just days ago, Satele made out pretty well. GM Ryan Grigson made it clear Wednesday that Satele was "the man they wanted to anchor their new line," per the AP. A 27-year-old with 74 career starts, Satele replaces longtime C Jeff Saturday in Indianapolis.