A week ago, the New England Patriots added a local product, former Boston College offensive lineman Ian Silberman to their practice squad. The Patriots are only carrying eight offensive lineman, the fewest in the NFL, and likely were looking to take a chance on the 6-foot-5, 306-pound, 24-year-old.
Silberman’s return to the Boston area didn’t last long, however.
Patriots signed 2015 fourth-round Dolphins draft pick Jamil Douglas, a guard, to their practice squad today. Released OL Ian Silberman.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 18, 2016
The Miami Dolphins selected Douglas 114th overall last year. Douglas earned first-team, All-Pac 12 honors after switching to left guard from left tackle in 2014. Douglas, 6-foot-4 and 304 pounds, posted a 4.58-second 20-yard short shuttle and a 7.73-second three-cone drill in his pro day.
He played all 16 games for the Dolphins in 2015, starting six at guard. This past offseason, Miami tried to develop Douglas as a center to back up Mike Pouncey, but he ultimately fell behind Anthony Steen on the depth chart.
The Dolphins released Douglas on Sept. 3.