The Miami Dolphins added one more running back to their suddenly crowded depth chart by signing Sony Michel.
In line with NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Dolphins are bringing the previous Recent England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams rusher back to the AFC East.
Rapoport called the Florida native “one other fascinating weapon” for “an offense that has proven to showcase backs.”
Nevertheless, Michel is not Miami’s first offseason backfield acquisition. The Dolphins also signed Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert, who will join a roster still featuring Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed.
It appears recent Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel is taking a page from Kyle Shanahan, who has made a habit of assembling deep backfield rooms in San Francisco.
After falling out of favor in Recent England, Michel registered 845 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns for the Rams last season. From Weeks 13 to 17, he posted 497 rushing yards during a five-game winning streak that secured the NFC West for the eventual Super Bowl champions.
Michel is one more recent skill-position player on a revamped Miami offense. These additions establish 2022 as a make-or-break season for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Mostert and Edmonds have each struggled to remain on the sphere, so Michel provides the Dolphins with a sturdy contingency plan.
While he may serve mostly as a short-yardage and goal-line option at full strength, the 27-year-old has proven capable of manufacturing when his number is named.