Dolphins Releases Sony Michel’s Veteran RB
Rumor is on Miami’s list bubble, Sony Michel did not make the team. The Dolphins released the veteran run again on Monday.
Once a pick in the first round of the Patriots, Michel has two Super Bowl rings. He has led both teams in a hurry, most recently accumulating 845 yards for last season’s version of the Rams. But the Dolphins are moving on, leaving Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert and Myles Gaskin like their upper back.
Michel’s arrival is seen as a threat to Gaskin, who has seen the team bring in a few notable defenders this season. But Michel has returned to the freelance agency, transferring past exemptions due to veteran status awarded. The Saints were interested in Michel before this season, but he opted to sign the Dolphins. This cut comes after Miami fully guaranteed $850k Michel. The team will still save almost $1 million with this transaction.
Despite multiple injuries as a Patriot, Michel played in all 21 of the Rams’ games last season. Rams moved to Michel later Cam Akers‘July 2021 Achilles tore, and the ex becomes a trusted contributor. The Georgia product posted two more than 120 yards rush in the second half of the season, which included Darrell Henderson also missed time through injury, and eclipsed 70 yards in five consecutive games from Weeks 12-16 of last season.
Michel, who had six rushed groundings in the 2018 knockout round, finished second in a single season (just behind). Terrell Davis ‘eight in 1997), there should be options after Miami. But backrunners – especially those whose skill sets don’t include a proven ability to catch a pass – often struggle to find work after their rookie contract expires. It will be interesting to see where the fifth-year runner ends up.
Gaskin can be considered insurance for Mostert, due to the latter being injured at the end of his 49ers tenure. Dolphins have ownership too Salvon Ahmed on the team, although they had to reduce their roster from 80 to 53 by 3 p.m. Tuesday. The team has already begun to do so, making a number of cuts. Gerrid Doaksa former pick to rerun the seventh lap, among them.