Miami Dolphins Have a New Running Back

The Miami Dolphins continue to re-tool for next season as they have signed free-agent running back Sony Michel to a one-year deal. Michel's contract will cost the Dolphins $2.1 million according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.

Michel who was a long-time staple with the New England Patriots, made his way to the Los Angeles Rams via trade before the 2021 season and performed reasonably for the Rams last season. The 27-year-old rushed for 845 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Rams win the Super Bowl.

The duel threat can also help out when it comes to receiving the football as he collected 28 receptions for 128 yards in LA last season and has shown throughout his career he can be relied upon in all elements of the offense. Michel recorded 2,292 yards and 14 touchdowns during his three year tenure in New England.

The Dolphins are stacking up their backfield as Michel joins the likes of Raheem Mostert and Chase Edmonds in Miami, who also have Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin within their depth chart. Training camp is going to be a competitive one as the Fins want to see what the internal competition can bring out of the position for their football team.

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