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Dolphins sign veteran OT Eric Fisher; Austin Jackson headed to injured reserve

Eric Fisher is returning for another run at a Super Bowl.

The veteran offensive tackle signed with the Miami Dolphins on Monday, the team announced. Tackle Austin Jackson (ankle) was also placed on injured reserve.

Fisher, the 2013 No. 1 overall pick who spent his first eight seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, last played in 2021 for the Indianapolis Colts in what amounted to a one-year stint with the hopes he'd help a contender go on a deep playoff run. Instead, Indianapolis collapsed down the stretch, falling short of the postseason.

Fisher entered free agency in March and didn't sign with a team, waiting out the majority of the regular season until a contender with a need came calling. Miami became that club when it lost both Jackson and Terron Armstead (pectoral) to injury, and with Jackson's placement on IR, the Dolphins needed to find a veteran capable of stepping in and helping the team immediately.

The Dolphins believe Fisher is their answer to their conundrum at tackle. The nine-year veteran and Super Bowl LIV champion will head to Miami with title-winning experience and wisdom to lend to the upstart Dolphins.

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