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3 Free-Agent Running Backs the Dolphins Can Target With Aaron Jones Off the Market

Zach Brunner
Running backs the Dolphins could sign with Aaron Jones off the market.
Running backs the Dolphins could sign with Aaron Jones off the market. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images
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It was announced this weekend that free agent running back Aaron Jones would be re-signing with the Green Bay Packers. This takes one of the best running backs off the market for the Miami Dolphins, who will need to target a new starting rusher for next season.

With this in mind, these are three free agent running backs the Dolphins can target now that Jones is off the market.

1. Kenyan Drake

Kenyan Drake
Kenyan Drake could go back to Miami. / Al Bello/Getty Images

The Dolphins shipped Kenyan Drake to the desert, but maybe he will find himself back in Miami. Drake just wrapped up his best statistical NFL season, running for 955 yards and 10 touchdowns. There may be hard feelings, but Drake is the type of running back Miami is looking for.

2. Leonard Fournette

Leonard Fournette
Leonard Fournette could play for his third Florida team this season. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Fresh off a Super Bowl win, Leonard Fournette could play for yet another team in the state of Florida. Fournette proved he can put in the work and perform when it matters. He also showed that he can be an every-down-type of running back. He'll get paid this offseason, and rightfully so.

3. Chris Carson

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Chris Carson had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons prior to 2020. / Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Chris Carson may actually be the best receiving back of the three, and he is still a strong runner. While he played just 12 games this season, he was a 1,000-yard rusher in the previous two years. Carson also has 37 receptions in back-to-back seasons. He is another player that is a true bell cow and can be an every-down player.


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