Dolphins Sign DT Robert Nkemdiche For One Year, $1.16M


The Dolphins announced Thursday they’ve signed DT Robert Nkemdiche and placed him on the active PUP list. 

Per Ian Rapoport, Nkemdiche signed for one year and $1.16 million. 

Miami was one of the teams to reach out to Nkemdiche after the former first-round pick was released by the Cardinals. 

Nkemdiche is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered last December, but is expected to be ready for the start of the season in September from a health standpoint. 

The Cardinals moved on from Nkemdiche after he showed up to training camp out of shape. 

Nkemdiche, 24, was taken in the first round out of Ole Miss by the Cardinals back in 2016. He was in the final year of his four-year, $7.6 million contract and set to make a base salary of $1,122,808 for the 2019 season when the Cardinals waived him. 

Arizona declined Nkemdiche’s fifth-year option back in May. He was in line be an unrestricted free agent in 2020. 

In 2018, Nkemdiche appeared in 10 games for the Cardinals and recorded 32 tackles, 4.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defense.

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