The Miami Dolphins on Wednesday re-signed wide receiver LaRon Byrd, the team announced. Byrd, who played college football at the University of Miami, spent time on the Dolphins' practice squad in 2014 before a shoulder injury landed him on injured reserve. He is said to have impressed coaches during his brief stint before the injury, and the Dolphins were always planning on bringing him back to the franchise in 2015, just waiting until he passed his physical before officially signing him.
Byrd, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound receiver, originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2012. He has also spent time with the Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns. Byrd has appeared in five games over his three year career, catching one pass for eight yards.
The Dolphins currently have the youngest wide receiving corps in the league, and have been looking to sign a veteran to join a group headlined by second-year receiver Jarvis Landry, third-year wide out Kenny Stills, and fourth-year player Rishard Matthews. Byrd will likely be given a chance to earn a depth position on the team's active 53-man roster for 2015, or could be looking at a practice squad slot again this season.