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The Miami Dolphins might use some added depth at working again getting into the 2023 season, and it seems they expressed curiosity in a single veteran on the place earlier than he was moved to a different franchise.
The Dolphins “inquired” with the Lions about D’Andre Swift after Detroit chosen former Alabama working again Jahmyr Gibbs within the first spherical of the 2023 draft, in accordance with ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
The Lions ended up buying and selling Swift to the Philadelphia Eagles for a fourth-round choose in 2025 and a 2023 seventh-round choice.
Except for Swift, the Dolphins have additionally been linked to Minnesota Vikings working again and Miami native Dalvin Prepare dinner this offseason.
Fowler reported lately on SportsCenter that Prepare dinner is anticipated to be traded or launched this summer time given his $14.1 million cap hit for the 2023 season and advised Miami as a possible vacation spot:
“I’m informed Dalvin Prepare dinner is down in South Florida figuring out. He’s cleared off that torn labrum that had surgical procedure this offseason. So, he’s good to go, and he’s kind of awaiting his destiny. I’m informed the Vikings are prepared to carry onto his $14 million cap hit for now till they determine what to do. They need to do proper by the participant however groups I’ve talked to imagine that he’ll be in a brand new uniform through commerce or launch. And there needs to be a marketplace for his providers. Now, I’m informed that he loves Minnesota however he’s open to a recent begin, and Miami might be an intriguing possibility. They’ve been linked to Prepare dinner in current months.”
The Fins at present have Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. as their prime working backs. Mostert led the group with 891 speeding yards and three speeding touchdowns in 2022, and Wilson was second with 392 speeding yards and three speeding scores.
Miami drafted De’Von Achane within the third spherical of the 2023 draft out of Texas A&M, and the franchise additionally has Salvon Ahmed, Myles Gaskin and Chris Brooks on the roster at working again.
There’s no denying Prepare dinner can be a big improve for the Dolphins within the backfield.
The 27-year-old is a four-time Professional Bowler and has posted 4 consecutive seasons with 1,000-plus speeding yards. He’s coming off a 2022 marketing campaign through which he rushed for 1,173 yards and eight touchdowns in 17 video games, along with catching 39 passes for 295 yards and two scores.
If the Dolphins have been to commerce for Prepare dinner, they’d be taking up his contract for the subsequent three seasons. His cap hit is $15.6 million in 2024 and $13.5 million in 2025, per Spotrac.
Given the cap prices, the Dolphins might wait till Prepare dinner is launched to attempt to signal him as a free agent. The group at present has $13.9 million in cap room, per OverTheCap.