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Chris Johnson, James Starks re-sign with former teams; Dolphins still searching for running back

The Miami Dolphins are trying to add a running back in free agency this offseason. Unfortunately, players continue to re-sign with their original teams.

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It seems like every running back the Miami Dolphins are interested in signing during this year's free agency period chooses to re-sign with their former club - except Lamar Miller, who left the Dolphins for the Houston Texans. With Miller off the Miami roster, the Dolphins have actively been chasing free agent running backs, but they still have a hole on the roster.

The team signed C.J. Anderson to an offer sheet, only to see the Denver Broncos match the offer and keep their restricted free agent. In recent days, the team has met with Chris Johnson and had talks with James Starks. Those options are now gone as well:

The Dolphins are clearly looking to add a veteran running back to pair with second-year rusher Jay Ajayi. They do not, however, seem to want to overpay for someone, and they do not appear to be in a rush to make something happen. Miami has been very deliberate with their approach to free agency, selecting a price point for a player, and not going past that mark.

The team seems to be talking to veterans and looking at who is available, but may be waiting for the Draft before they decide if they need to sign a free agent.