Report: Dolphins agree to terms with Duke Riley on one-year deal

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Duke Riley, the Eagles’ special teams captain last season, is headed to Miami. The linebacker has agreed to a one-year deal with the Dolphins, Mike Kaye of reports.

The move should help the Dolphins get Andrew Van Ginkel on the field for more defensive snaps. Van Ginkel played 480 defensive snaps (46 percent) and a team-leading 324 special teams snaps (72 percent).

The Eagles acquired Riley in a trade with the Falcons during the 2019 season. Riley earned the “C” on his jersey for the 2019 postseason despite his late arrival.

He kept the captaincy in 2020.

Riley totaled 55 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble in 25 games in Philadelphia.

Riley also plays linebacker, seeing action on 569 defensive snaps and 255 on special teams last season. He started eight games in 2020.

The Eagles will have to address depth at the position with the departure of Riley and the free agent status of Nathan Gerry.

4 responses to “Report: Dolphins agree to terms with Duke Riley on one-year deal

  1. I hope the Eagles will get the max number of compensatory picks next year.

  2. Solid depth signing and most important for the NFL’s youngest team some leadership from a Captain. Flores has turned the Dolphins around to 10 wins with the 2nd toughest schedule in 1 year. Building depth from value FA’s and the Draft. It is ironic how this story is about Philly and Miami… two teams that in the past tried building with blockbuster shopping sprees. It never works. Just ask Bill Belichik this time next year.

  3. It doesn’t look like a promising season for the Eagles. They better have a fantastic draft.

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