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Jabaal Sheard to meet with Colts

Miami met with the free agent on Thursday.

NFL: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins met with free agent defensive end Jabaal Sheard on Thursday. The former New England Patriots player drove from his Fort Lauderdale home to the Dolphins’ facilities just after the start of free agency, allowing the Dolphins to be the first team to meet with him. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Good Morning Football Friday morning, the Dolphins will not be the only team to meet with Sheard.

Rapoport said at the end of a segment that Sheard is heading to visit with the Indianapolis Colts on Friday.

Sheard, a Hollywood, Florida native, was a second-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2011. After four years with the Browns, he spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons with the New England Patriots. He has 260 career tackles, along with 18 passes defensed, 11 forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and 36 sacks.

Miami is looking for defensive end depth this offseason, wanting to add players behind Cameron Wake and Andre Branch. Currently, the team has Terrence Fede, Dion Jordan, Arthur Miley, and Julius Warmsely on the roster. The team traded for Los Angeles Rams defensive end William Hayes on Friday morning.