Damien Williams signs RFA tender

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Running back Damien Williams reportedly wanted a contract that would give him more than the $1.797 million he was set to make under the restricted free agent tender put forth by the Dolphins, but he didn’t have much leverage to get one once the deadline to sign an offer sheet with other teams passed last month.

Williams appears to have realized that. According to multiple reports on Wednesday, Williams has signed his tender with the team.

Williams has been in 47 games for the Dolphins over the last three seasons and has carved out a role as a receiver out of the backfield that’s led to 65 catches for 578 yards and five touchdowns. He’s also been a big part of their special teams units.

The Dolphins have been talking up Jay Ajayi’s improvement as a receiver and Kenyan Drake will be bidding for more time in his second season, so Williams’ role on offense could change after the Dolphins see how things play out in the preseason.


5 responses to “Damien Williams signs RFA tender

  1. RandyinRoxbury says:
    May 12, 2017 7:57 AM
    More importantly how are the Dolphins planning to upgrade the linebacking and o-line positions?


    Lawrence Timmons & Raekwon McMillan will help out the LBer unit.

    For the Oline, I think alot has to do with how healthy Pouncy is. Isaac Asiata should win a starting spot at G and they expect Ja’Wuan James to improve.

  2. I actually think Drake just might be the best RB on the team.

    I am looking forward to him getting more touches.

  3. Smart move Damien, took you long enough.
    Now start looking for a better agent.
    Good advice is priceless.

    OL? Last years “unicorns” included two starters who had never played guard in the NFL. Bush rod has a year under his belt and is a Gase favorite. New draft pick Asiata is a Nasty run blocker who has a chance to beat Bushrod. Ted Larsen is a decent to solid starter and should pair well with Tunsil. Larsen can also play center if needed.

    See that? Asiata and Larsen? Actual natural guards.
    Not tackles being placed in the guard position. That’s huge.

    Billy Turner – tackle. Dallas Thomas – tackle, Tunsil, Bushrod – tackles.
    Plus they added a good blocking TE vet in Fasano.

    It’s not flashy, but this is a solid step up from last year.

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