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The Miami Dolphins made headlines on Thursday. Miami signed veteran tight end Jonnu Smith to a deal, ending the 28-year-old’s brief stint as a free agent.

Smith confirmed the news with a post on Thursday afternoon.

The post, made on X, the website formerly known as Twitter, featured several dolphin emojis. That of course signaled his arrival to the team.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport said the Dolphins and Smith agreed to a two-year deal worth $10 million.

The Tennessee Titans drafted Smith out of Florida International in the 2017 season. Smith played four years with the Titans, his most productive being his last in 2020. He scored eight receiving touchdowns while catching 41 receptions for 448 yards. He spent two seasons in New England and played the 2023 season with the Atlanta Falcons.

With the Falcons, Smith recorded a career-high 50 receptions.

Smith is a good fit for the Dolphins in their offense. He’s likely going to get some passes thrown his way, with defenses paying attention to Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. The 28-year-old tight end still has a lot of tread on his tires, which makes him an intriguing player at this stage of the game. He can likely still be a great contributor, and the Dolphins’ pass-happy offense might be the ticket for his success.

The NFL world had much to say about the move the Dolphins made.

[Jonnu Smith on X]

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