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Top lineman free agent Armstead signs five-year deal with Miami

Terron Armstead was one of the top targets in the NFL free agent market this offseason. He is on his way to a team had the worst pass block in the league.

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Top lineman free agent Armstead signs five-year deal with Miami
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The Miami Dolphins have signed Pro Bowl left tackle Terron Armstead to a five-year contract.

Armstead headed south

According to multiple reports, the Dolphins are giving Armstead a contract worth up to $87.5million, including $43.37m guaranteed.

Former New Orleans Saints star Armstead was considered by many to be among the top free agents on the market and fills a huge hole for a Dolphins offensive line that struggled significantly last season.

The Dolphins ranked last in the NFL in pass block win rate in 2021, per Stats Perform data.

Former Saint one of top pass-blocker

Armstead should significantly improve their performance in that regard.

The three-time Pro Bowler missed nine games through injury last season but was one of the premier pass-blocking tackles in the league when healthy.

Among tackles with at least 100 pass-block matchups,Armstead ranked third with a stunt-adjusted pass-block win rate of 91.93 per cent.

Dolphins loading up in free agent market

His addition figures to be a pivotal one to the Dolphins' revamped offense under new head coach Mike McDaniel.

Free agency has also seen the Dolphins add left guard Connor Williams, wide receiver Cedrick Wilson, running backs Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert and fullback Alec Ingold. 

The Dolphins ended last season 29th in yards per play on offense (4.76) as they finished with a 9-8 record that was not enough to prevent Brian Flores from being fired as head coach.

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