Miami Dolphins Took Phillip Lindsay Off Waivers

Dolphins add depth to backfield with Lindsay and Freeman

The Miami Dolphins took running back Phillip Lindsay via waivers. The Houston Texans released Lindsay on Tuesday.

In Miami, Lindsay joins a backfield that includes starter Myles Gaskin, Patrick Laird and Salvon Ahmed.


Phillip Lindsay quickly found work on another NFL team. Getty

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Lindsay, who signed a $ 3.25 million one-year contract with a guaranteed $ 1 million and $ 500,000 in incentives in March, rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown in 50 attempts this season. He also had a reception for a touchdown.

He was part of the group of veteran running backs that Texans general manager Nick Caserio signed during the offseason. Houston traded Mark Ingram to the New Orleans Saints last month, leaving running backs David Johnson and Rex Burkhead on the roster. Houston also added running back Royce Freeman.

The former Pro Bowl running back was available this offseason when the Denver Broncos lifted the free agent restriction they had given him that would have allowed them to match any contract, but would not have provided the team with any compensation had he signed with another organization.

He rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons with the Broncos and had 2,550 rushing yards in three seasons with Denver. He also ran for 17 touchdowns.

ESPN’s Sarah Barshop contributed to this report.