The Dolphins announced Tuesday they’ve re-signed offensive tackle Nate Garner, a move that should help alleviate losing left tackle Jake Long to St. Louis.

Garner, a free agent, started the last four games at right tackle last season after Long was placed on the injured reserve list. Right tackle Jonathan Martin was flipped to left tackle as Long’s replacement.

A similar scenario could play out when the Dolphins open training camp. Or, Miami might go a different way. Re-signing Garner offers a lot of options.

Miami might have interest in trading for Kansas City left tackle Branden Albert, or signing Kansas City right tackle Eric Winston, among others. Having Garner allows Miami to pursue a left tackle or right tackle.

The Dolphins have five picks in the first three rounds of next month’s draft – one in the first round, two in the second and two in the third – and that remains a possibility, too.