The Miami Dolphins hired John Benton as assistant offensive line coach on Wednesday.

Benton comes to the Dolphins with 27 years of coaching experience, which includes the past 10 seasons as an NFL assistant and 17 years in the college ranks.

Benton joins Miami from the Houston Texans where he spent the previous eight seasons as the offensive line coach.

Prior to joining the Texans in 2006, Benton spent two seasons (2004-05) with the St. Louis Rams, coaching the offensive line.