Miami Dolphins Re-Sign Louis Delmas & LaMichael James


The Miami Dolphins apparently love what they saw in two players from last season. So much so they decided to take another chance on Louis Delmas. They also re-signed running back LaMichael James.

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The James signing is a good one at least for special teams and running back depth. His contract most likely will not be guaranteed nor will his roster spot. James, a former 2nd round draft pick of the 49’ers played in two games last season with the Dolphins. His addition does not mean the Dolphins are done pursuing running back help for Lamar Miller.

The Delmas signing however is more significant. Prior to his injury, Delmas was playing really well in the Dolphins secondary at safety. Unfortunately the key word there is “injury”. In his six NFL seasons, Delmas has only played in one full 16 game season. He has been injured the rest, including last years addition to the injured reserve.

The re-addition of Delmas in and of itself isn’t a bad thing. The Dolphins need the veteran help and Delmas has the upside to fill that hole. The issue with his rejoining the team is that Miami gave him a similar deal to last seasons one year contract. Delmas again will receive $3.5 million for 2015. According to the Miami Herald via Adam Beasley on Twitter, the parameters of the deal can add up to him earning the $3.5 which likely means not much is guaranteed.

Delmas tore his ACL in December and it’s unlikely, very unlikely that he will be ready for the start of training camp. The Dolphins will most likely pursue another safety in the draft or possibly later in free agency.

UPDATE: Delmas’ contract according to Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel via Twitter.

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