Dolphins announce futures contract with center Cameron Tom

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The Miami Dolphins announced on Wednesday afternoon that they have added yet another player to the team’s offseason roster, their first addition of the week. Center Cameron Tom is the latest addition to the Miami Dolphins — providing Miami with a young option to challenge for a roster spot in the summer. That is, of course, provided Tom survives the offseason transactions to come and is still on the team’s roster when training camp opens in the fall.

Tom is a former undrafted free agent out of Southern Mississippi (2017) and has previously spent time with the New Orleans Saints. Tom’s NFL career has been, to this point, largely uneventful — he was a practice squad player as a rookie in 2017 before making his NFL debut the following season. Tom has played in 11 games for the Saints and logged one career start between 2017 and 2020.

The expectations for Tom should be tempered; but Miami will need to resolve their center position once again this offseason amid the uncertainty surrounding veteran Ted Karras. Karras signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins last offseason and was an adequate starter in the middle. But is “adequate” good enough for Miami? Or will the team look to build upon their progress with a more high-impact man in the middle? Tom shouldn’t be expected to serve the role as an answer for Karras, but at the very least he serves as another option for depth in the event that Miami needs to worry about second and third string combinations down the road.