The quest for a swing tackle continues, as the San Francisco 49ers look to replace Shon Coleman, who is on the injured reserve with a dislocated ankle. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the team is hosting former Buffalo Bills starting offensive tackle Jordan Mills, who started all 16 games for Buffalo the last three years. Mills was with the Miami Dolphins this summer but was released on August 27.
If you’re into PFF grades, Mills has never graded over a 63.0 during his career. The former fifth-round pick of the Chicago Bears has been consistently in the mid-50s. Mills has NFL experience, though, unlike Daniel Brunskill and Justin Skule.
Reading some Miami Dolphins articles, there wasn’t exactly a vote of confidence for Mills.
“In fact, Mills performed worse than the undrafted rookies. Miami’s offensive line is expected to be one of the worst in the league this year so the release of Mills, while not surprising, is indicative of this year’s training camp and preseason performance.”
Mill’s release came with an injury settlement, but it was not specified what injury he had. It wasn’t expected to be serious.