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Veterans the Dolphins Should Sign to Add Experience

Larry Rupp
Three veteran NFL players the Miami Dolphins should sign this offseason, including Danny Amendola.
Three veteran NFL players the Miami Dolphins should sign this offseason, including Danny Amendola. / Nic Antaya/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins just missed out on making the playoffs last season and head into 2021 with high hopes on returning to the postseason. They have a young roster full of potential stars, but still need to make a few moves this offseason to ensure they have to the best team out on the field.

One way they can do that is by searching through the free-agent market in order to bring some experience and leadership to the locker room. With that being said, here are three veteran NFL players the Dolphins should sign.

1. Ryan Kerrigan, Linebacker

Ryan Kerrigan
Ryan Kerrigan would bring experience to this already strong Dolphins defense. / G Fiume/Getty Images

The Dolphins were able to thrive on a tough defense last season that ranked among the top 10 in the NFL across several statistical categories. However, they are still in need of a pass rusher. One veteran that sticks out on the market is Ryan Kerrigan. Kerrigan has become more of a part-time player recently, but he does have at least 5.5 sacks in each of his 10 NFL seasons. Lining him up alongside Christian Wilkins and Emmanuel Ogbah would create problems for opposing offensive lines. This is a move that wouldn't break the bank for the Dolphins, but would bring some experience to the team.

2. Danny Amendola, Wide Receiver

Danny Amendola
Danny Amendola would fit in well on this Dolphins offense. / Nic Antaya/Getty Images

Miami addressed its immediate need of a star wide receiver by signing Will Fuller, but that does not mean they should overlook a veteran like Danny Amendola. Amendola would be a perfect fit in the slot receiver position on this team and has proven to still have what it takes to contribute. He has surpassed 600 receiving yards in three of the last four seasons and averaged 13.1 yards per reception in 2020. With DeVante Parker and Fuller known to be big-bodied downfield players, Amendola would be a sneaky pickup for the Dolphins. He is a player that can get open quickly on shorter routes.

3. Le'Veon Bell, Running Back

Le'Veon Bell, Kamu Grugier-Hill
Le'Veon Bell would improve the dolphins running back group as a whole. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

The running back room of the Miami Dolphins remains young and unproven. Adding a player like Le'Veon Bell to the mix would give the team a great complementary back with years of experience in the NFL. Bell is likely to join a team with Super Bowl aspirations and Miami fits that mold. He rushed for 254 yards on 63 carries with the Kansas City Chiefs last season and scored 2 touchdowns as well. While he is not the same player he was a few years ago, Bell still has an impressive ability to break tackles and catch passes out of the backfield. Miami would be smart to pick him up.

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