The Miami Dolphins and free agent defensive end Jabaal Sheard are currently meeting, according to the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero. Salguero states Sheard drove from his Fort Lauderdale home to the Dolphins’ facility in Davie to start his visit.
Sheard, who starred at Hollywood Hills High School in Hollywood, Florida, 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.
The Dolphins are looking for younger defensive ends this offseason to work primarily as the depth options behind Pro Bowl pass rusher Cameron Wake and the re-signed Andre Branch. Miami also has Terrence Fede as a depth defensive end option, as well as potentially having Dion Jordan return to the team. The team signed Arthur Miley and Julius Warmsley as futures contracts players earlier in the offseason and could look to them for rotational duties as well.