Former Duke football center a surprising cut following NFL Training Camp

Former Duke football center Matt Skura (Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)
Former Duke football center Matt Skura (Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports) /

Former Duke football center Matt Skura was a surprising cut following NFL Training Camp. 

One day prior to the official NFL roster cut deadline, a former Duke football center was a stunning cut from the Miami Dolphins.

Matt Skura, a four-year NFL veteran, spent his entire career with the Baltimore Ravens before signing a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Dolphins this March.

The 28-year-old was an undrafted free agent out of Duke when he was named as a First-team All-ACC selection in 2015.

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Skura elevated himself to the starting center with the Ravens ever since 2017 before he suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 12 of the 2019 season against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football.

The former Blue Devil returned to his starting position to begin the 2020 season. But after struggling with three snaps against the New England Patriots, he was removed from his starting role.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network was the first to report the news of Matt Skura being cut from the team.

Michael Deiter, a third-round NFL Draft pick in 2019, won the starting center job over Skura.

Former Duke football standout can still land on his feet this season

While things did not work out between Matt Skura and the Miami Dolphins this season, 31 other NFL teams will certainly be looking into getting help on the offensive line.

One team that Skura could land with is the New York Giants and former Duke quarterback Daniel Jones.

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Jones has been playing behind a struggling offensive line through his first two seasons in the NFL, and it was more of the same in Jones’ only preseason action on Sunday night against the Patriots.

According to Pro Football Focus, Skura allowed just one sack and 10 pressures last season in 661 snaps, and he did not allow a sack, QB hit, hurry, or pressure in 61 snaps this preseason.

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