Dolphins add 18 rookie free agents


A notable defensive tackle prospect who went undrafted has found an NFL home.

The Dolphins signed 18 rookie free agents on Monday, including LSU’s Anthony Johnson, an interior defensive lineman who earned second-team All-SEC honors in 2013. However, the 21-year-old Johnson failed a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to Fox’s Jay Glazer.

If Johnson is to make the Dolphins’ roster, it could be as a reserve behind veterans Randy Starks, Jared Odrick and Earl Mitchell, who look to be Miami’s top three defensive tackles.

The Dolphins also reached deals with these rookie free agents: Alabama defensive back Deion Belue, Vanderbilt defensive back Steven Clarke, Virginia Tech linebacker Tariq Edwards, Arizona State offensive lineman Evan Finkenberg, Marshall tight end Harold Hoskins, Arkansas offensive lineman David Hurd, East Carolina linebacker Derrell Johnson, Temple defensive tackle Kamal Johnson, Illinois wide receiver Ryan Lankford, Utah State offensive lineman Tyler Larsen, South Florida defensive end Tevin Mims, Georgia defensive tackle Garrison Smith, Rutgers linebacker Marcus Thompson, New Mexico State offensive lineman Davonte Wallace, Oklahoma running back Damien Williams, Missouri linebacker Andrew Wilson and Georgia wide receiver Rantavious Wooten.