The Miami Dolphins spent the offseason retooling their offensive roster around quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, and they are still doing so in the weeks following the NFL Draft. The newest move, which was first reported by the NFL Network and confirmed by NFL source, is the acquisition of veteran running back Sony Michel. According to Anderson, Michel’s contract is for one year.
Michel’s role in the offense decreased in the playoffs as Cam Akers made his return from a torn Achilles he suffered over the summer. Michel finished with just 72 yards from scrimmage over four games as L.A. went on to beat the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI.
Michel played the 2021 season with the Los Angeles Rams, where he helped the team win the Super Bowl. During the regular season, he led the team with 845 yards rushing and snagged 21 of his 33 passing targets for 128 yards in 17 games.
The 27-year-old was initially acquired by L.A. in a trade with the Patriots before the season. New England selected Michel with the 31st overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Georgia, and he helped the organization win a championship the ensuing season. He spent three seasons in Foxborough before being traded to the Rams.
As it relates to this latest chapter with the Dolphins, Michel finds himself in a crowded backfield in new head coach Mike McDaniel’s offense. Earlier this offseason, Miami signed Raheem Mostert and Chase Edmonds in free agency to add to a backfield depth chart that also consists of Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed.
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