The Miami Dolphins finally found a new home for Justin Smiley, trading the veteran guard to the Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL Network insider Michael Lombardi confirmed Monday.
NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reports Miami will receive a conditional seventh-round pick, pending a physical. A short time later, the team announced that it had signed former Dallas Cowboys lineman Cory Procter, a five-year NFL veteran who can play guard or center.
Miami had tried to trade Smiley all offseason, reportedly because of concerns about his left shoulder, which has been surgically repaired twice. In Jacksonville, Smiley likely will compete with Vince Manuwai and Uche Nwaneri for playing time.
Smiley started his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers and played in all 16 games during his first three seasons (2004-2006). However, he has struggled to repeat that feat since then, appearing in eight, 12 and 15 games, respectively, in the last three years.
Smiley signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Dolphins in 2008.
Procter was released by the Cowboys earlier this month after he spent five seasons with the team. Current Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano was the Cowboys' offensive line coach from 2003 to 2007 and worked with Procter, who could compete with veterans Richie Incognito and Donald Thomas and rookie John Jerry for a starting job in Miami.