Running back Chase Edmonds signs two-year deal with Dolphins

Running back Chase Edmonds has agreed to a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

What It Means:

The deal is worth up to $12.6 million and includes $6.1 million in guarantees. The Arizona Cardinals opted to re-sign former teammate James Conner instead of bringing Edmonds back, so Edmonds will take his talents to Miami via free agency. There's upside for Edmonds with the Dolphins under new head coach Mike McDaniel, especially with Miami's thin running back depth chart.

Edmonds has flashed real upside, both on the ground and through the air, in his seasons with the Cardinals. While the Cardinals clearly prioritized Conner in short-yardage and goal-line situations, he has averaged an efficient 4.7 yards per carry in his career while 1,753 scrimmage yards over the past two seasons. The Dolphins could still add another back this offseason, but Edmonds seems locked into another productive role for the 2022 season.