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The Miami Dolphins have released defensive tackle A.J. Francis in order to sign linebacker Mike Hill back to the roster.

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The Miami Dolphins made a roster move on Saturday, signing linebacker Mike Hull back to the active roster from the team's practice squad. In order to make space for Hull, the team released defensive tackle A.J. Francis. The Dolphins have several injured linebackers, which makes the move to bring Hull to the active roster make sense.

Starting linebackers Koa Misi (foot) and Jelani Jenkins (ankle) are both dealing with injuries.

Miami will likely re-sign Francis after the weekend, assuming he clears waivers.

Hull joined the Dolphins this year as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State. He was among the team's last roster cuts then was signed to the practice squad, where he has spent the last 10 weeks. Hull had 294 career tackles at Penn State, 140 of which came in 2014, Hull's senior year at the school. He also recorded two sacks, one interceptions, a forced fumble, one fumble recovery and three passes defensed last season.