Sony Michel signing one-year deal with Dolphins: Miami adding former Rams, Patriots RB to crowded backfield


The Miami Dolphins have actually invested the offseason re-tooling the offending lineup around quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and are continuing to do so in the weeks following the NFL Draft. The newest relocation, which the NFL Network initially reported and CBS Sports NFL expert Josina Anderson validated, is the finalizing of veteran running back Sony Michel. It’s a one-year offer for Michel, per Anderson.

Michel invested the 2021 season in Los Angeles, where he assisted the Rams to a Super Bowl title. In his 17 video games played throughout the routine season, he led the group with 845 backyards hurrying and captured 21 of his 33 targets in the death video game for 128 backyards. Michel’s function in the offense reduced in the playoffs as Cam Akers made his return from a torn Achilles he suffered over the summer season. Michel completed with simply 72 backyards from skirmish over 4 video games as L.A. went on to beat the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI.


The 27-year-old was at first obtained by L.A. in a trade with the Patriots prior to the season. New England picked Michel with the 31st total choice in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Georgia, and he assisted the company win a champion the occurring season. He invested 3 seasons in Foxborough prior to being traded to the Rams. 

As it associates with this newest chapter with the Dolphins, Michel discovers himself in a congested backfield in brand-new head coach Mike McDaniel’s offense. Earlier this offseason, Miami signed Raheem Mostert and Chase Edmonds in totally free company to contribute to a backfield depth chart that likewise includes Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed.

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