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MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins added a little defensive boost to their roster and signed two new players, according to a statement from the team Sunday.
Offensive tackle Tyson Clabo and linebacker David Hinds joined the team after a tryout at the recently concluded rookie mini-camp. The team also waived quarterback Clay Belton and linebacker Rob McCabe.
“We are happy that we have reached an agreement with Tyson,” 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.”
The 6-6, 329 pound Clabo joins Miami after spending the last seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons (2006-12) where he was a 2010 Pro Bowl selection. He originally signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 26, 2004. In his career, Clabo has played in 101 games, all starts.
Clabo started the final 36 games of his college career and a total of 37 contests of 47 games played at Wake Forest. He earned first-team All-Atlantic Conference honors as a senior. Born October 17, 1981, Clabo lettered in football and basketball at Farragut (TN) High School. A three-year starter on the football team at offensive guard and tackle, he earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior.
The 6-0, 226 pound Hinds played in 45 career games at Florida Atlantic University. He finished his career with 238 tackles, 4.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Born February 25, 1990, Hinds played at Miami Edison High School where he tallied 107 tackles, including 17 for a loss.
“The hard work, attitude and attention to detail David showed during the weekend rookie orientation paid off,” said Ireland. “As a player invited to tryout, David approached the whole process, highlighted by his work ethic during practices and meetings, with the type of characteristics that we are looking to add to the Miami Dolphins.”