by Adam Gretz
The Miami Dolphins opted not to use their franchise tag on offensive tackle Vernon Carey, and as it turns out, they didn't need to. The team has signed the 27-year-old offensive tackle to a multi-year contract extension, as reported by Edgar Thompson of the Palm Beach Post.
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Terms of the deal have not been disclosed at this point, but with Carey locked up long-term, the Dolphins will have a more than formidable duo on their offensive line with he and Jake Long, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft.