NFL Rumors: Ted Karras, Dolphins agree to one-year, $4 million contract

Darren Hartwell
NBC Sports Boston

The New England Patriots still will lose a key member of their offensive line in 2020.

Center Ted Karras has agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the Miami Dolphins, The Athletic's Jeff Howe reported Wednesday.

Karras said recently he'd "love" to re-sign with the Patriots, but their AFC East rival reportedly checked in on the 27-year-old center prior to him entering free agency and apparently made him an enticing offer.

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Karras will earn a significant raise in Miami, as he made just $720,000 during his third season in New England.

Initial reports suggested Karras could earn upwards of $10 million this season after he started in 15 of the Patriots' 16 games in 2019, but it seems that number was overblown.

The Patriots hope to get center David Andrews back in 2020 after he missed the 2019 campaign due to blood clots, so it's not surprising they let Karras walk.

New England also placed the franchise tag on guard Joe Thuney on Monday, although the team still doesn't have an offensive line coach after Dante Scarnecchia retired this offseason.

NFL Rumors: Ted Karras, Dolphins agree to one-year, $4 million contract originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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