Source: Dolphins try out Marvin Austin

The Miami Dolphins worked worked out former New York Giants defensive tackle Marvin Austin, according to a league source.

Austin recently worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions.

Austin was drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft out of North Carolina.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll attemped to convince Austin to attend USC when he was coaching there, but wasn't able to recruit him.

Austin was released by the Giants during the final major roster cutdown.

Austin had eight tackles last season in eight games.

He was sidelined for his rookie season with a torn pectoral muscle.

The Dolphins also worked out defensive tackle Antonio Dixon, defensive end Marcus Dixon and nose tackle Jerell Powe.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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