On Tuesday, the Miami Dolphins took steps to address the depleted corporation supporting the team by re-signing Elandon Roberts and Duke Riley.

Roberts, who has been the starting lineup and captain of the Dolphins for the past two years, received an annual deal of $ 3.25 million, according to his agent Drew Rosenhouse. That’s an increase of $ 1,250,000 from what Roberts did last season.

According to Rosenhaus, Riley, who entered the starting lineup at the end of last season, was included in key packages in the second half of the season, signed an annual contract worth $ 3 million.

Roberts returned after the break of the PKS, which he received in November 2020, and made 83 selections in 17 games. The home defender with a strong kick also contributed, two forced touches and interceptions of a pick-six in Miami’s overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Riley, who made 26 selections in the 16 games he played in 2021, started 27 of the 73 games he played in the NFL.

Riley, a New Orleans native who is engaged and has given birth to a child with influential social media activist Juliana “Yes Julz” Goddard, has turned South Florida into her home, so staying with the Dolphins was a priority.

Jerome Baker, who worked as both an internal and external linebacker last season, and has been the team’s lead selector for the past three seasons, Andrew Van Ginkel, starting for the past two years, Calvin Manson, Darius Hodge, Roberts and Riley are the only ones linebackers on contract for Tuesday.

Vince Beagle, who started in 2019, Sam Eguavoen, who started in 2019, and Brennan Scarlett, who started four games last season, are all unlimited free agents. It is possible that several of these full-fledged defenders will be re-signed, like Roberts and Riley later this week, or sometime before the opening of the off-season program in April.

But it’s also possible that Miami could seek improvement in that position by signing former Seahawks professional bowler Bobby Wagner, to whom the team has expressed interest, or by pursuing a linebacker in the 2022 NFL Draft by choosing someone with one of the team’s former members. rough election.

The linebacker and offensive striker remain Miami’s most important positions this offseason on moves made by Miami in the first two days of the legal falsification period. So far, Miami has re-signed with Emanuel Ogb, Roberts and Riley, and has agreed to contracts with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, backing chase Chase Edmonds, receiver Cedric Wilson Jr., attacker Conor Williams and Angle.

The Dolphins also need to address the team’s final position, despite the fact that Mike Gesitski has signed his franchise. Durham Smythe, who started 41 games as the team’s tight end, remains a free agent. And in Miami’s new offensive scheme with a hard run this position is important.

If Smythe doesn’t re-sign or add another tight end to the free agency, the Dolphins will depend on Adam Shahin, Hunter Long, a pick in the third round of 2021, and Setan Carter to play that role.

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