Miami Dolphins Beef Up Return Game, Sign Pro Bowler Clifton Smith

September 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Miami Dolphins have made major strides in beefing up their return game today, signing former Buccaneers' Pro Bowl return specialist Clifton Smith to a contract.

The Dolphins already had an open spot on their 53-man active roster, having waived offensive lineman Joe Reitz on Tuesday. Primarily a guard, Reitz had been claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens just two days before.

Smith joins the Dolphins after being waived by Tampa Bay during final cuts last weekend. He spent two seasons with the Buccaneers after signing as an undrafted rookie in 2008 out of Fresno State.

After a Pro Bowl rookie campaign that saw him average 27.6 yards per kick return, 14.1 yards per punt return, and take one each back for touchdowns, Smith averaged 29.1 yards per kick return in 11 games last season before missing the remaining five with a concussion.

In addition to his return numbers, Smith has 12 times for 47 yards, caught six passes for 28 yards, and reco...

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