Ex-Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin is signing a one-year deal with the Dolphins, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. The fourth-year veteran visited Miami on Friday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. The club later confirmed the move.
Griffin, a fifth-round selection in 2018, appeared in 46 games for the Seahawks, registering one sack, six QB hits and 25 tackles while also adding a sack in the 2019 playoffs. The 26-year-old was released after three seasons.
Multiple teams have had interest in Griffin over the course of the 2021 offseason, but heading to Florida is an intriguing fit for the UCF alum. Griffin not only adds depth but brings competition to a young unit of pass rushers. Miami recently drafted Jaelan Phillips in the first round after the offseason release of Kyle Van Noy.
Other news and notes we're tracking on Friday:
- The Minnesota Vikings are working out ex-Jaguars receiver Dede Westbrook on Saturday, Rapoport reported. The wideout has three teams interested, but will likely sign in Minnesota if all goes well. Westbrook played 40 games for the Jags over four seasons, catching 160 balls for 1,720 yards and nine scores. He played just two games in 2020.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed starting safety Jordan Whitehead on the reserve/COVID-19 list, which will sideline him for the start of training camp.
- The Dallas Cowboys are hosting free-agent safety and former Colts starter Malik Hooker for a second visit, per Rapoport. He added that Hooker, who tore his Achilles in Week 2 last season, is expected to join Dallas if both his physical and workout check out.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars placed quarterback Jake Luton and cornerbacks C.J. Henderson and Luq Barcoo on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Jags also placed linebacker Leon Jacobs on the physically unable to perform list and linebacker Dylan Moses on the non-football injury list.
- The New York Jets placed safety Marcus Maye, defensive end Vinny Curry and defensive tackle Folorunso Fatukasi on the non-football injury list. New York also placed defensive lineman Quinnen Williams, defensive back Ashtyn Davis, defensive tackle Jonathan Marshall and defensive end Kyle Phillips on the PUP list.
- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is expected to miss the start of 2021 season after undergoing ankle surgery, Rapoport reported.
- The Green Bay Packers signed third-round wide receiver Amari Rodgers to his rookie contract.
- The Las Vegas Raiders signed third-round defensive end Malcolm Koonce and safety Divine Deablo to their rookie deals.
- The Cincinnati Bengals are bringing in center Austin Reiter for a visit Monday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Reiter started 32 games of 42 games played for Kansas City over the past three years, and played in both Super Bowls.
- The Arizona Cardinals placed cornerback Lorenzo Burns on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
- The Denver Broncos signed third-round linebacker Baron Browning to his rookie contract.
- The L.A. Chargers announced the signing of receiver Joshua Palmer, the No. 77 overall pick in April's draft.