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A tight end who joined the Dolphins after being claimed off waivers as a rookie last year, Yeatman has been switched from tight end to offensive tackle.
His jersey number also has changed, from 89 to 60.
Coach Joe Philbin explained the move after Friday morning's practice.
“He’s a guy that caught our eye with some of the things that he did in the spring," Philbin said. "We like his physicality and the effort that he plays with. Just based on the position, we felt like we liked him as an in-line tight end. We thought he had excellent growth potential and has real good measurables, obviously his height and arm length, but he was kind of fighting to keep his weight down in the low to mid 270s, and we just felt like his best chance to make this football team would be if he had a position change with him.
"He was receptive to it, and we were receptive to it, and I noticed that he did one or two things well. Obviously we’re going to look a little bit closer, but we’ll see.”
As mentioned elsewhere, earlier today, I am not surprised by this move but am surprised it took this long.
If Yeatman gets cut, I can't see him going to the jest..... He isn't cornfed enough.
Just when you thought that cornfed & OL would NEVER be mentioned again on this site?
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Yeah like Yeatman has a snowballs chance in hell of making it as a 275 pounder at Offensive Tackle.
Please God, let me see 1 Dolphins Superbowl victory before I die.
Yeatman is likely over 275 as we speak. He's struggled to keep his weight near the 270 mark. By the time training camp comes to an end, I'd be shocked if he wasn't near the 285-290 mark which is plenty large enough, considering the size of the tackles that played under Philbin. They like more lean linemen. Gone are the days of Tony Sparano's 350 lb John Jerry and 360 lb Vernon Carey