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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Defensive tackle was a position that many thought the Miami Dolphins would target in last month’s NFL Draft.

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They didn’t, but the team may have had other plans already in place.

Defensive tackle Akeem Spence has been acquired by Miami from the Detroit Lions for a late-round draft pick in 2019.

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The Dolphins swung the deal announced Thursday to plug a hole created when they released five-time Pro Bowl tackle Ndamukong Suh for salary cap reasons. Spence will join a rotation at tackle that also includes Jordan Phillips, Davon Godchaux and Vincent Taylor.

Spence has 41 starts in a five-year NFL career. He was with Tampa Bay in 2013-16, and started 11 games for the Lions last year. His career totals include 8½ sacks, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.

Spence was a fourth-round pick by Tampa Bay in 2013. He grew up in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

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