Dolphins sign Stephen Williams, Demetrius Wright

Justin Edmonds

The Miami Dolphins have filled two more positions on their 90-man roster with the signing of a veteran receiver and a rookie defensive back.

Each year, the NFL expands rosters through the offseason and into training camp before reducing the limit to the standard 53-man roster during the season.  Following the NFL Draft and the first run of undrafted free agent signings, the Dolphins had 88 players on the team, giving them two remaining spots to fill.

The club yesterday announced the signing of veteran wide receiver Stephen Williams and rookie defensive back Demetrius Wright, filling those vacancies.  They also released rookie receiver Ryan Lankford, keeping the team one-spot shy of the limit.

The 6'5" Williams began his career as an undrafted free agent in 2010, joining the Arizona Cardinals.  He appeared in 11 games as a rookie.  After two more seasons with the Cardinals, Williams signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013.  He was waived by the team when Bruce Irvin's four-game suspension was completed, with the Jacksonville Jaguars claiming him on October 7, only to see him land on injured reserve six-games later.

Jacksonville released Williams on May 12, with the Dolphins signing him three days later.

For his career, Williams has nine receptions for 101 yards, all of which came during his rookie year.  He has appeared in 19 games, with seven starts.

Wright joins the Dolphins out of USC, where he played four years as a safety and special teams member, eventually earning a role as co-captain as a senior with fellow safety Jawanza Starling.  For his college career, Wright tallied 111 tackles, with 5.5 tackles for a loss and 0.5 sacks.

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