Ted Karras was thrust into a vital role in 2019, stepping into the starting center job and replacing David Andrews after he was lost for the season, and played well enough to secure a solid one-year, $4 million deal from the Miami Dolphins, per The Athletic's Jeff Howe.
After being draft in the sixth round in 2016 and dressing all 16 games as a rookie, Karras was cut out of training camp in 2017 then signed to the practice squad before getting promoted back to the active roster. Karras played out a three-year, $1.89 million dollar deal with the Patriots from there, starting four games over the course of 2017 and 2018 before stepping into the starting center spot for 15 games in 2019. One of the best personalities in the Patriots locker room, Karras will bring on-field versatility to the Dolphins where he will compete for a starting job.
This could be another positive sign for David Andrews and his potential return in 2020, while Hjalte Froholdt and Jermaine Eluemanor represent the top depth options in New England.