The Miami Dolphins have been busy this week, moving four players to the active roster. Miami inked three players to the team, two cornerbacks and one wide receiver, and got a key defensive asset back off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list in just four days.
On Monday, the Dolphins signed cornerback Tyler Patmon. Patmon played for Miami in 2015 after spending a season with the Dallas Cowboys, before heading to the Jacksonville Jaguars (2017-18).
The 27-year-old has appeared in 49 career games, including four starts. He also has 34 career solo tackles, 41 combined tackles, seven assists, two tackles for loss, one quarterback hit and one 58-yard interception return for a touchdown that came in his first season in the NFL (Dallas).
Patmon’s contract specifics are not available at this time.
Additionally, on Tuesday, the Dolphins picked up their second cornerback in as many days, after signing David Rivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rivers spent most of his time on Tampa Bay’s practice squad over the course of his two seasons there (2017-18) as he only played in three games.
Rivers is also returning to Miami after being on its practice squad briefly in 2017 before going to the Buccaneers in December of that same year. Prior to Miami and Tampa Bay, Rivers spent time with the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets. Rivers was originally signed as an undrafted college free agent by Green Bay in early May of 2017.
In order to make room for Rivers on the roster, the Dolphins waived center/guard Ryan Anderson. Anderson joined Miami as an undrafted college free agent from Wake Forest in May of this year.
Rivers’ contract specifics are not available at this time.
Safety T.J. McDonald made 14 starts in 2018 for Miami, as well as 22 overall in the past two seasons, and is back off the PUP list and active for training camp, the team announced Friday. McDonald was originally placed on the PUP list with an ankle injury. Last season, McDonald had 84 tackles (62 solo) with three interceptions and one fumble recovery.
McDonald was originally drafted in 2013 (71st overall) by the now Los Angeles Rams, where he spent four seasons. He joined the Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent in late March of 2017, the same day that he was suspended eight games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
He is currently on a four-year, $24 million dollar contract and will be an UFA in 2022.
Miami also announced Friday that they have signed free agent wide receiver Allen Hurns to a one-year deal worth up to three million dollars.
Hurns is entering his sixth year in the NFL and has previously played for Jacksonville (2014-17) and Dallas (2018). He was an undrafted free agent in 2014 to the Jaguars and played college ball at the University of Miami.
With Jacksonville, Hurns had better numbers, especially in his second season. In 2015 he had 1,031 receiving yards on 64 receptions, good for 16.1 yards per catch, the highest of his career, and started 15 of 16 games. Hurns tallied 2,669 yards and 21 touchdowns in his time with the Jaguars.
Hurns adds stability to a shaky receiving core and is slated to enter training camp in the coming days. He will workout with battling quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen, as well as the first-team offense.