The Dolphins had A.J. Hawk in for a workout, but he wasn’t the veteran linebacker that earned a job with the team on Tuesday.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Miami will add former Chargers linebacker Donald Butler to the roster. He’ll presumably take the roster spot that will open when defensive tackle Earl Mitchell is placed on injured reserve.
Butler joined Hawk and other linebackers at a workout for the team before agreeing to the contract. Butler was released by the Chargers in March, a move that came two years after they signed him to a seven-year extension.
Butler had been an effective player on the way to signing that deal, but his play fell off dramatically in his last two years in San Diego and he was benched during the 2015 season. He spent training camp and the preseason with the Cardinals, but failed to make the cut to 53 players.