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Dolphins add a former Patriot, six others from shuttered league

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Chris Grier, the Miami Dolphins GM discusses his goals during a press conference at the Dolphins' training facility in Davie, FL
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Chris Grier, the Miami Dolphins GM discusses his goals during a press conference at the Dolphins' training facility in Davie, FL

The Dolphins have found a new way to stock their team this offseason: raiding the rosters of the teams in the defunct Alliance of American Football.

The Dolphins announced Tuesday that they have signed seven players from the league. Three - linebackers Jayrone Elliott and Tyrone Holmes and offensive tackle Michael Dunn - were already reported here in recent days.

Dunn was a standout tackle at Maryland, and Elliott (who appeared in 39 NFL games, mostly with Green Bay) and Holmes were among the league’s best pass-rushing linebackers.

The four new additions: defensive tackle Joey Mbu, running back Kenneth Farrow, receiver Reece Horn and offensive tackle Jaryd Jones-Smith.

Farrow had 60 carries for 192 yards for the Chargers in 2016 and has spent time on the New England Patriots’ practice squad in 2018, after missing the 2017 season with an injury.

Farrow had 106 carries for 372 yards (3.5 average per carry) and four touchdowns for San Antonio’s AAF team and added 12 receptions for 95 yards. His 372 rushing yards were tied for second in the AAF.

Mbu played seven games for Atlanta in 2015 and two for the Colts in 2017. He also has spent time on the practice squads of Atlanta and Washington. He had two sacks for the AAF team in San Antonio.

Both Farrow and Mbu were undrafted out of Houston.

Horn’s 429 receiving yards for the Memphis team were fourth in the AAF. Horn spent the 2016 offseason and training camp with the Tennessee Titans after being signed as an undrafted college free agent in 2016, after being a first-team Division II All-American as a senior at Indianapolis in 2015.

Jones-Smith spent the 2018 offseason and training camp with the Houston Texans after entering the NFL as an undrafted college free agent out of Pittsburgh.

Of the seven, Elliott and Holmes might have the best chance to stick. Both canceled visits with other NFL teams to sign with Miami after their visits there Monday.

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