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Dolphins re-sign Kenny Stills

Another almost free agent is staying in Miami.

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Miami Dolphins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have re-signed wide receiver Kenny Stills, keeping their speed threat receiver just prior to the start of free agency. Details about the new contract have not yet been reported.

Stills joined Miami before the 2015 season as a part of the trade that sent linebacker Dannell Ellerbe to the New Orleans Saints. A 2013 fifth-round draft choice of the Saints, Stills caught 95 passes in two seasons in New Orleans, gaining 1,572 yards with eight touchdowns and a 16.5 yards per catch average. In his two years with Miami, he has 69 receptions for 1,166 yards, a 16.9 yards per catch average, with 12 touchdowns.

His 2016 stats included 42 receptions for 726 yards with nine touchdowns. His 17.3 yards per catch average was the third highest in the league.

The Dolphins will keep their top three receivers from 2016, Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, and Stills, together for a second year in head coach Adam Gase’s offensive system. They will add tight end Julius Thomas, for whom the team is expected to trade as soon as the new league year begins on Thursday.