Former Bears fullback Evan Rodriquez had to quickly get accustomed to his new surroundings.

Rodriguez, who was claimed from the Bears off waivers on Tuesday, practiced with the Dolphins to compete for the starting fullback job against Jorvorskie Lane.

"It's really hard in that position without pads on," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said of how his fullbacks looked in practice.. "Assignment wise the guys have been good."

Lane did not think much of the team's latest acquisition.

"There is no added pressure. It don't affect me at all. Nothing really has changed," Lane said. "I don't even look at last year. My focus is in this year."

However, there may be more competition added at the position.

The Dolphins have been aggressively pursuing fullback Vonta Leach, who was released by the Ravens on Tuesday.

According to Ralph Vitolo, Leach's agent, his client will wrap up his visit with Miami Wednesday afternoon, fly back home to North Carolina and consider all his offers before making a decision.

"He wants to sit down and weight all his options. But we don't need to visit every team. He knows a couple of them," Vitolo said. Houston is among a handful of teams that have expressed interest in signing the 31-year-old, who is viewed as one of the NFL's best lead blockers.

"He wants to be there. He likes the area and they have a young team that could use a veteran leader like him," Vitolo said. "Coach [Mike] Sherman and Philbin have had him so they know what he brings to the table."

Rodriguez said that he and the coaches "haven't really discussed" how he will fit in with the team.

Rodriguez was arrested on May 31 for driving under the influence, improper lane change and speeding. "That stuff is in the past, it's a lesson learned and here's a new opportunity to prove myself," Rodriguez said of the incident.