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Miami Dolphins keep Steve Slaton on one-year deal

Darelle Revis, Steve Slaton AP

Adam Caplan reports that the Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with tailback Steve Slaton on a one-year contract.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Slaton, 26, managed just 84 yards on 24 carries last season, appearing in three games for the Dolphins and three for the Houston Texans. He did reel off a 42-yard kickoff return for the Fins.

Returning to South Beach, Slaton will battle for a roster spot behind Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas. He will have competition from 245-pound former CFL star Jerome Messam.

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18 Responses to “Miami Dolphins keep Steve Slaton on one-year deal”
  1. Philadelphia says: Mar 15, 2012 3:35 PM

    Peyton will definitely go there now!!!!

  2. 69finfan says: Mar 15, 2012 3:38 PM

    WTF. Why in the world would the Fins keep this guy. I firmly believe that we are already trying to suck for (enter name) next year. Everybody else is making big splashes and this is what we are doing. Geesh.

  3. zackattack006 says: Mar 15, 2012 3:44 PM

    Good sign. Will give the RBs more competition.

  4. miriam45 says: Mar 15, 2012 3:47 PM

    Call Payton now.Once he hears about this, he will absolutely sign elsewhere.

  5. robdolphins says: Mar 15, 2012 3:50 PM

    Can someone tell this writer, Evan Silva, the Dolphins do not play on South Beach? Two articles by him said they same thing….Is that Lebron humor? If anything they are closer to Sunny Isles Beach.

  6. dolfanatik says: Mar 15, 2012 3:51 PM

    Damn. I need somebody important to wear #23 for fins.

  7. sumoson says: Mar 15, 2012 3:52 PM

    The Dolphins must need somebody to let there Linebackers hit in Practice

  8. jwcarlson says: Mar 15, 2012 4:03 PM

    @69finfan – Get ready for the Packer way, Baby!
    It will seem absolutely terrible for a couple years but you can see the results. The dominant NFL teams don’t go around buying every free agent they can get their hands on… it just doesn’t work. See the 2011 Eagles and every Redskins team since, well, forever.

  9. seahawks4lyfe says: Mar 15, 2012 4:16 PM

    You can draft richardson and then suck for barkley

  10. realitypolice says: Mar 15, 2012 4:36 PM

    Camp fodder.

    Unless he can show something on special teams, he won’t make it through final cuts.

  11. turnmymicup says: Mar 15, 2012 4:41 PM

    I can’t stand when fans bash every move the Phins make. If it were so simple to build a Superbowl team we wouldn’t be on this 40 year drought.

  12. orthomarine says: Mar 15, 2012 4:44 PM

    @robdolphins

    +1 man; sick of the south beach references

  13. win1soon says: Mar 15, 2012 4:49 PM

    A definate sign the Fish are trying to keep pace with Mario and the Bills…
    1974 really is not that long ago…

  14. 69finfan says: Mar 15, 2012 4:50 PM

    @jwcarlson- I hope you’re right. However, I don’t want the Fins to buy every FA we can get our hands on. One or two would be nice though. Go Fins!

  15. heybobbay says: Mar 15, 2012 5:20 PM

    I wanna see what Messam can do in the NFL. Slatons window is pretty much shut

  16. wannstache says: Mar 15, 2012 5:39 PM

    The frugality continues. I think we have surpassed the Bengals in that area. Only difference is that Mike Brown doesn’t pretend to spend big on players and coaches. Don’t be fooled Dolfans, Ross talks big spending, but that’s for show. He’s more worried about pinching pennies than winning. He’s telling the fans & media he’s still in the running for Manning for 2 reasons: to not look cheap, and to let the higher-priced FA’s come off the market. He probably begged Manning to meet with his lackeys just to keep the ruse going. Hello basement!

  17. 305fan says: Mar 15, 2012 5:52 PM

    We need a Quarterback not a Tailback. Holy $hit a monkey can do Irelands job.

  18. phillyb6 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:02 PM

    You could do much worse for a #3 back. Slaton is what, 25?

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