Miami Dolphins looking to acquire a running back

The Miami Dolphins have reached out to other NFL teams about acquiring a running back, according to Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald.

Salguero was quick to mention that no deals were imminent, nor had the Dolphins mentioned any specific targets, but that adding a running back was first priority.

Obviously, this isn’t at all a surprise on Miami’s end. The Dolphins saw Lamar Miller sign a lucrative deal with the Houston Texans in free agency, and then watched as the Denver Broncos matched a four-year, $18 million offer sheet given by Miami to C.J. Anderson.

The Dolphins would then strike out on attempts to add Matt Forte and Chris Johnson, leaving them with oft-injured second-year man Jay Ajayi as their best option at running back. Given how new coach Adam Gase is expected to run a spread offense that calls for a running back who can be a factor in the passing game as well as in the rushing attack, a move definitely needs to be made.

Just what that move is, however, remains to be seen.

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