Urbik announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday via a post on his personal Twitter account.
Urbik, a 2009 third-round pick, spent nine years in the NFL with the Steelers, Bills and Dolphins, appearing in 100 regular-season contests (63 starts). The 32-year-old didn't suit up in 2017 after the Dolphins cut him in training camp while he was tending to a knee injury. Urbik noted that his slow recovery from the injury played a factor in his decision to retire, as he didn't believe he was capable of performing at the level he had in previous years.
The Dolphins released Urbik (knee) with an injury settlement Saturday.
The veteran interior lineman was expected to serve as a backup for the Dolphins this season, but multiple injuries have kept him on the sidelines during camp. Now a free agent, Urbik is available to sign with another squad.
Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Monday that Urbik will likely miss the team's season opener due to a knee injury, Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Urbik previously sat out Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens due to the back injury, but now it looks like it's his knee that is his greater concern. The Dolphins are tabbing Urbik for backup duties at center behind Mike Pouncey to begin the campaign.
Urbik did not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens due to a back injury, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Urbik's injury is not expected to be a serious one, and the Dolphins are likely just remaining cautious with the veteran guard midway through the preseason.
Bills left guard Kraig Urbik took a pay cut of $1.5 million this year and $1.7 million next year, reports ESPN.com. Urbik, who is signed through 2016, played in every game last year, starting nine.
Several Bills who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game against the Jets in Detroit. The group includes cornerback Ron Brooks (groin), kicker Dan Carpenter (groin), wideout Chris Hogan (hip), defensive end Manny Lawson (ankle) and guard Kraig Urbik (shoulder).
The Bills have ruled out Jarius Wynn (knee) for Monday's game against the Jets. Ron Brooks (groin) and Fred Jackson (groin) were deemed as questionable for Week 12.
Meanwhile, the following players were ruled as probable: Dan Carpenter (groin), Marquise Goodwin (ankle), Chris Hogan (hip), Manny Lawson (ankle), Kyle Orton (toe), Frank Summers (neck), Kraig Urbik (shoulder) and Sammy Watkins (groin).
The Bills announced that running back Anthony Dixon will get the start in Sunday's battle with the Jets.
The team lost its top two running backs in Week 7 and turned to Dixon to finish the game. He'll draw the first snap against the Jets but should rotate with Bryce Brown, with the team leaning on whomever performs best. The Bills also looked to boost the offense line by inserting interior lineman Kraig Urbik into the starting lineup at left guard.
Bills coach Doug Marrone is exploring the option of making a change to the starting offensive line in an effort to improve the struggling unit, and inserting Kraig Urbik into the lineup ahead of rookie Cyril Richardson is the most likely move, BuffaloBills.com reports.
"He’s got to be ready to step up and go," Marrone said of Urbik. "If he gets the call on Sunday I’m sure he’ll be ready to go."
The Bills have surrendered 13 sacks in their last three games, and the line faces a tough test against the Jets in Week 8.
Bills LB Kiko Alonso and OL Kraig Urbik are active Week 15 against the Jaguars.
Alonso is dealing with a knee injury, and was limited in practice this week. Urbik has a foot issue. He did not practice early in the week, but improved to limited practice Friday.
Bills starting guard Kraig Urbik returned to practice Friday after missing the two previous sessions with a foot injury, per WGR-550.
Bills starting guard Kraig Urbik missed his second straight practice Thursday with a foot injury. His status for Sunday at Jacksonville will be clearer when the team releases its Friday injury report.
Bills wide receiver Chris Hogan (back), wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (elbow), linebacker Manny Lawson (hamstring), guard Kraig Urbik (knee), defensive tackle Kyle Williams (Achilles) and defensive end Mario Williams (hip) were all cleared to play Week 9 vs. Kansas City. Hogan was questionable, while the rest of the players were probable.
If not for the quarterback position, the Bills would be in wonderful shape heading into their Sunday game against Kansas City. Starter E.J. Manuel (knee) is out and backup Thad Lewis (rib) is doubtful.
Only little-used wide receiver Chris Hogan (back) is questionable. The other injured offensive players are probable. They are running backs Fred Jackson (knee) and C.J. Spiller (ankle), wide receiver Steve Johnson (hip) and Marquise Goodwin (elbow) and guard Kraig Urbik (knee).
Several Bills players are listed as either out or probable for the Thursday night game in Cleveland.
Those definitely sidelined are defensive backs Ron Brooks (foot) and Stephon Gilmore (wrist), wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (hand) and kicker Dustin Hopkins (groin).
Those designated as probable are running back Fred Jackson (knee), wide receiver Steve Johnson (hamstring), offensive lineman Kraig Urbik (knee), safety Aaron Williams (lower back), defensive end Mario Williams (ankle) and defensive tackle Kyle Williams (Achilles).
Cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hamstring), running back C.J. Spiller (ankle) and safety Jairus Byrd (foot) are questionable.
Bills offensive lineman Kraig Urbik was on the injury report entering Sunday's game against the Ravens Week 4. Urbik is active for Buffalo for the game despite his knee issue. He was listed as probable on the official injury report.
Bills offensive guard Kraig Urbik is questionable to return Week 3 against the Jets with a knee injury.
Urbik was looked at on the field, but was able to limp off. It's unclear if he'll return to the game.