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Position Switch Helps Will Yeatman Make Dolphins Roster

Miami Dolphins second-year player Will Yeatman switched positions from tight end to offensive tackle this preseason. Doing so helped him make Miami's 53-man roster. According to CBS Sports, Yeatman made the position switch early in camp and got increased reps as the preseason continued.

"He's making progress every day, but there is still some room for him to grow, obviously," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said. "We like what we see. We like his size, we like his length, he can run well and he has pretty good quickness. He is certainly not bashful and he has the right temperament to play the position."

Yeatman played college football and lacrosse at both Maryland and Navy. Miami picked him up off of waivers in September, 2011. He is known for his agility, which should help him grow into his lineman role. Yeatman will back up starter Jake Long at the start of the 2012 season.

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