Three years ago, the Dolphins reached north of the border and plucked pass-rush specialist Cameron Wake from the CFL. They’re now taking another shot at a Canadian standout.
The Dolphins announced that Edmonton Eskimos running back Jerome Messam has signed with the team.
A native of Canada, Messam became last season the first Canadian player to rush for more than 1,000 yards since 2000, and he received the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian Award in 2011.
At 6-3 and 245 pounds, Messam brings a bruising, between-the-tackles option to the Dolphins. If he makes the final roster, Messam could chew into Reggie Bush’s touches for 2012.