The Dolphins have claimed former Texans running back Samkon Gado off of waivers according to the Sun-Sentinel. Gado won’t be traveling with the team to London as his paperwork was not in order yet.
Gado made a splash in 2005 when he played for the Packers and replaced an injured Ahman Green. He played in 8 games and rushed for 582 yards and 6 touchdowns while getting the start 5 times. He was then traded to the Texans in 2006 but he fell out of favor and was released on Tuesday after averaging 2.6 yards per carry this season.
Gado, 24, will join Jesse Chatman, Patrick Cobbs and Lorenzo Booker as the guys who will try to replace Ronnie Brown now that he is done for the year. This also means that Miami probably isn’t going to sit and wait for Ricky Williams to possibly come in and help, which they shouldn’t do in my opinion anyways.
The team has one week to create a roster spot for him.