Free Agent: Lance Louis
Born: 04/24/1985, in New Orleans, LA
College: San Diego State
Rookie Year: 2009
Former Team: Chicago Bears
In an effort to add depth and competition to the interior offensive line, the Dolphins have signed guard Lance Louis to a one year deal. Louis played 12 games in 2012, but ended the season on injured reserve with an ACL injury. The injury occurred in November 2012, so Louis is in the midst of rehab. He will probably not attend OTAs, but is expected to participate in training camp.
Keeping in mind that Louis missed 4 games in 2012, he ranked 47th amongst guards both right and left) in the NFL at overall effectiveness. Richie Incognito ranked 24th and John Jerry ranked 49th. In pass protection he ranked 17th, right behind Incognito. Jerry ranked 25th. In run blocking, Louis ranked 76th. Incognito ranked 25th and Jerry ranked 77th.
Louis was excellent in pass protection, allowing only 2 sacks, 2 hits and 7 hurries. Incognito allowed 4 sacks, 5 hits and 6 hurries. Jerry only allowed 2 sacks, but allowed 3 hits and 15 hurries.
In 2011, Louis played 12 games at right tackle, but was ranked 74th out of 76 players and struggled in both pass protection and run blocking.
Louis's performance from game to game was strong 3 out of the first 5 weeks, but dropped off considerably before his injury.