The Miami Dolphins are bringing back safety Jordan Kovacs to fill the void left in the secondary following the torn pectoral muscle suffered by Michael Thomas this past Sunday. Kovacs had been on the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad, originally signing with Philly back in October.
Kovacs took to twitter to thank the Eagles and say he was "pumped to be heading back" to Miami. He ended it with "Fins Up!"
He then added immediately after that he has a two bedroom, half furnished apartment in Philly if anyone is interested. As a bonus, it has a half eaten sandwich in the refrigerator.
Kovacs was originally an undrafted free agent signing by the Dolphins in 2013, coming out of Michigan. HHe was a walk-on at Michigan who made team on his second attempt. The team rejected him initially due to a knee procedure he had in high school. A year later, he begged his way back into the tryouts, and somehow, made the team.
Within a few games, he was the starting safety. By the time he was a senior, Kovacs was named the team captain and was awarded the team MVP. However, the three day NFL draft went by, and Kovacs was not selected. Back to the walk on days, but this time, it would be at the NFL level.
And he succeeded again, first making it to Miami's practice squad to start the 2013 season, then to the active roster in Week 5. He played in nine games as a rookie, recording one tackle.
Kovacs was one of Miami's final roster cuts this year, eventually finding his way to the Eagles' practice squad. Now, he gets to return to Miami and has a chance to immediately become a special teams contributor.