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Defensive lineman Vaughn Martin signed a two-year contract Thursday with the Miami Dolphins after starting the past two seasons with the San Diego Chargers.
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Martin played end in the Chargers' 3-4 scheme, but likely will move to tackle in the Dolphins' 4-3 defense.
''I'm a defensive linemen, and in the NFL you're going to have to be interchangeable,'' Martin said. ''My goal is to help the team win. That's ultimately my role.''
A native of Jamaica, Martin was a fourth-round draft pick by the Chargers in 2009 and started 27 games the past two years. He missed the final three games in 2012 with a groin injury.
''He is an athletic player that we feel will make a positive impact and bring depth to the defensive side of the ball,'' Miami general manager Jeff Ireland said.
Martin was recruited by Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, who trains with Martin during the offseason.
''He kind of wea...
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Defensive lineman Vaughn Martin has agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins after starting the past two seasons with the San Diego Chargers.
The deal was confirmed Thursday on Twitter by Martin's agent.
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Martin played end in the Chargers' 3-4 scheme but likely will play tackle in the Dolphins' 4-3 defense.
A native of Jamaica, Martin was a fourth...
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