John Jerry entered the offseason as the projected started at right guard, with Vernon Carey gone. Jerry, a 2010 3rd round pick, was drafted to be a starter by this point. However, he struggled in offseason practices and soon fell below Artis Hicks, who was a backup in Cleveland last season and heading into his age 34 season. They also signed Eric Steinbach, heading into his age 32 season after missing all of last season with a back injury.
Jerry, obviously, needed a good Training Camp with the pressure on him, but he has not responded, as he has showed up to Training Camp overweight and out of shape at 360 pounds, up from the 328 he was listed at last season. Already a poor fit for their new zone blocking scheme, which is more reliant on speed and athleticism than power, Jerry now appears unlikely to make the final roster behind both Hicks and Steinbach. Right guard figures to be a position of weakness for the Dolphins this season.