The Miami Dolphins have signed wide receiver Francis Owusu and defensive back Chris Lammons to the team’s practice squad, bringing the squad’s size back to 10 following multiple roster moves over the past week.
Owusu was signed by the Dolphins following the 2017 NFL Draft after finishing his college career at Stanford. He was waived by the team due to an injury after an impressive preseason, but signed a reserve/future contract at the end of the season to remain in Miami.
After playing through training camp and a second consecutive impressive preseason, Owusu was waived on September 1st of this year as part of Miami’s final roster cuts. On November 9th, he signed a deal with the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) for the 2019 season. The inaugural season for the AAF will begin following the 2019 Super Bowl.
Lammons signed on with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent after the 2018 NFL Draft. He finished out his career at South Carolina last year by starting all 13 games in the secondary and accumulating 79 tackles. He was eventually released by the Falcons and signed with the Saints’ practice squad, spending a brief period of time there before landing in Miami.
Owusu fills the vacant practice squad spot left by wide receiver Isaiah Ford, Miami’s 2017 seventh-round draft pick who will take Jakeem Grant’s spot on the roster since the latter has been placed on injured reserve with an Achilles injury. Lammons is occupying the spot left by defensive end Cameron Malveaux who was signed to the Arizona Cardinals’ active roster earlier this week. Miami now has a full 10 players on the practice squad, including Owusu, Lammons, cornerback Jalen Davis, center Connor Hilland, wide receiver Malcolm Lewis, defensive tackle Jamiyus Pittman, linebacker Quentin Poling, safety Maurice Smith, and defensive ends Jeremiah Valoaga and DeShawn Williams.