The Miami Dolphins have added tight end Ryan Taylor, it was announced yesterday. Taylor comes to the team to add depth at a position that could see major changes if the team does not re-sign starter Charles Clay this offseason. Taylor could also be a contributor on special teams for the Dolphins.
Taylor split time between the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, and Cleveland Browns in 2014. He was originally a seventh round pick for the Packers in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was released by the Packers in early October and was claimed by the Ravens. He did not appear in any games for Baltimore before being waived again, this time being claimed by the Browns in late October. He was cut by Cleveland in December.
He has appeared in 58 games, with two starts, in his career, with eight receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown.
The Dolphins currently have Clay, Dion Sims, Arthur Lynch, and Jake Stoneburner on the roster, along with Taylor. Clay is scheduled to be a free agent next month if a new deal is not reached. Sims improved in 2014, picking up playing time as CLay dealt with injuries during the season. Lynch, a 2014 fifth-round selection, spent his rookie season on injured reserve. Stoneburner joined the Dolphins after the 2014 season, signing a futures contract.