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Jonnu Smith already has a new home. The Atlanta Falcons recently released the veteran tight end, but it hasn’t taken him long to land elsewhere. The Miami Dolphins signed Smith on Thursday to a short-term deal.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported the news on Thursday. Rapoport reported that the two sides agreed on a two-year deal worth $10 million.

“The Dolphins and FA TE Jonnu Smith have a 2-year, $10M deal,” Rapoport said. The NFL Network insider reported the news on X, the website formerly known as Twitter.

After the Falcons released Smith, signs appeared to point to him joining up with Miami. The Dolphins are certainly fit for the athletic Smith, and Mike McDaniel’s offense can certainly help piece something together for him.

The 28-year-old former FIU standout has 2,423 career receiving yards in 107 career games. He’s scored 20 career touchdowns and gone for 219 receptions.

His most productive season came with the Tennessee Titans in 2020. He scored eight touchdowns on 41 receptions for 448 yards. His eight touchdowns are a career-high. Smith totaled a career-high 50 receptions during the 2023 season with the Falcons.

Smith should benefit from attention being given to Miami’s assortment of weapons. He should primarily get open while teams try to defend Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill. That alone should make him a solid fit with the team for the next two seasons.

[Ian Rapoport]

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