Miami Dolphins Re-Sign Coveted Free Agent Linebacker

The Miami Dolphins have re-signed linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel to a one-year contract after the player visited division rivals New England Patriots and also talked with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Van Ginkel had also reportedly drawn interest from the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers.

The 27-year-old linebacker has played in 56 games for the Dolphins over the past four years, starting 31 of them. Though he lost his starting outside linebacker role to Bradley Chubb last year, he still made significant contributions to the team's defense, recording 47 tackles, one interception, and half a sack.

Van Ginkel has a career total of 181 tackles (23 for loss), 11 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception, and 13 passes defended across 56 games played.
He is a versatile player who has also played special teams for the Dolphins.

While he will likely be rotated more often than before, Van Ginkel will remain a key player in Miami's defense and provide valuable depth to the linebacker corps. Photo Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports