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DAVIE — Offensive lineman John Jerry has been applauded for his versatility.
He’s played every position on the line, except center. He’s even lined up at fullback on a few occasions.
Still, the jack-of-all trades in an unfamiliar position as the Dolphins await the status of left tackle Jake Long. Jerry has filled in for long during practice this week, but said it’s the first time he’s manned the spot.
“I’ve never played it, but I’ll do whatever coach wants me to do,” he said.
Long sustained a back injury in last week’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Jerry said the move has been challenging, but continues to adjust.
“It’s football, man, that’s all I can say,” Jerry said.
Jerry is using the opportunity become a better all-around offensive lineman, something he says will benefit him in the long run.
“It’s kind of like an old saying I heard all the older guys saying, `The more you can do, the better you can do,”‘ he said.
If he starts, this is the perfect week for Jerry’s
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