The Miami Dolphins possibly addressed the one pressing issue heading into April's NFL draft by signing offensive guard Lance Louis on Wednesday.

Louis was the Chicago Bears best offensive lineman last season before tearing his ACL at the end of November in a game against the Minnesota Vikings.

It is unlikely that Louis, who has started 28 of the 41 games he's played the past four seasons, will be able to practice without limitations during the team's OTA sessions that begin next month. But when the former San Diego State standout gets healthy its possible he could replace John Jerry as the Dolphins' starting right guard.

The Dolphins have debated possibly moving Jerry, a two year starter at right guard, over to right tackle. However, coach Joe Philbin seemed non-committal on the position move last week.

Louis, who visited with the Dolphins two weeks ago, was rated by ProFootballFocus.com as the NFL's 47th best offensive guard based on his 712 snaps last season. Jerry was rated 49th.