Dolphins Signing RB Brandon Bolden, Releasing C Travis Swanson

According to Mike Reiss, former Patriots RB Brandon Bolden is preparing to sign with the Dolphins.

Armando Salguero confirms the news and adds that the Dolphins are releasing C Travis Swanson to make room for Bolden.

Bolden, 28, wound up signing on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi back in 2012. He has spent all six years of his NFL career in New England.

Bolden played out one-year deal with the Patriots and re-signed to another one-year contract back in February. New England elected to cut Bolden loose this past weekend.

In 2017, Bolden appeared in 16 games for the Patriots and rushed for 67 yards on 13 carries (4.2 YPC) to go along with one reception for seven yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Swanson, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Lions back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2.96 million rookie contract that included a $619,472 signing bonus and made a base salary of $1,772,000 for the 2017 season.
Swanson signed a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Jets back in April but was among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason. The Dolphins signed him to a contract on Monday.
In 2017, Swanson appeared in 11 games for the Lions before he was placed on injured reserve. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 33 center out of 38 qualifying players.

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