The Miami Dolphins are bringing back running back Raheem Mostert, his agent, Brett Tessler, announced Tuesday morning.
The return of Mostert is a piece to the Dolphins’ backfield puzzle this offseason as the team began free agency with all of its active-roster tailbacks from last season entering free agency. Rumors have been swirling of Miami exploring options for trades for top running backs like the Titans’ Derrick Henry or Vikings’ Dalvin Cook.
Mostert’s contract is for two years and $5.6 million with $2.2 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network. ESPN reported the deal can be worth up to $7.6 million with incentives.
The news on Mostert comes after the Dolphins also re-signed fellow running back Salvon Ahmed, who was entering restricted free agency, on Friday. Jeff Wilson has also expressed interest in returning to the Dolphins in 2023.
Mostert led the Dolphins in rushing last season with 891 yards on the ground. Returning from a torn ACL in 2021, his final season with the San Francisco 49ers, he averaged 4.9 yards per carry after following coach Mike McDaniel to Miami.
The decision comes after the Dolphins made three moves Monday, the first day of NFL free agency. They added backup quarterback Mike White, linebacker David Long and re-signed reserve linebacker Duke Riley. On Sunday, Miami pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Rams for star cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
This story will be updated.
Source:: The Mercury News