Staff report

Dolphins Sign Lance Louis

Created on Mar. 30, 2013 6:54 PM EST

Lance Louis, a former starting offensive lineman for the Chicago bears, signed on Thursday (March 28) with the Miami Dolphins.
Louis, a 6-foot-3-inch, 320-pound lineman, will turn 28 years old on April 24. He comes to the Dolphins with four years of experience in the trench warfare of the NFL.

"We are happy that Lance has joined our team," said Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland."He will be a great addition to the offensive line both on the field and in the meeting room."

Louis spent the previous four seasons (2009-2012) playing for the Chicago Bears, appearing in 41 games, 28 as a starter. He is described by the Dolphins as "a versatile lineman" who has started at both gaurd and tackle during his collegiate and pro career.

He started his college career as a tight end at San Diego State, where he played in 39 games, 19 as a starter. He moved from tight end to the offensive line at the start of his junior year.

A native of New Orleans, Louis played football and basketball at Landry High School in the Crescent City.

Louis was drafted in the seventh round (the 246th pick overall) by the Bears in the 2009 NFL draft.

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