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Dolphins agree to terms with linebacker Porter Gustin

Miami makes a trio of roster moves as the final two days of OTAs near

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Today, the Miami Dolphins made a trifecta of roster moves, releasing two defensive players and signing another.

The Miami Dolphins agreed to terms with veteran linebacker Porter Gustin according to the team. The former Cleveland Browns linebacker appeared in 26 games (4 starts) for the Browns, recording 52 tackles (26 solo), two forced fumbles, three tackles for loss, and one sack.

To sign Gustin, Miami had to make a corresponding roster move – or two. Miami waived cornerback Javaris Davis and released veteran defensive end, Daeshon Hall.

Here’s the official press release:

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have signed linebacker Porter Gustin and waived cornerback Javaris Davis and released defensive end Daeshon Hall.

Gustin played three seasons (2019-21) in Cleveland, where he appeared in 26 games with four starts. He’s totaled 47 career tackles (23 solo), 1.0 sack and two fumble recoveries. Gustin also appeared in two playoff games, recording one tackle, one interception and one pass defensed. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted college free agent with New Orleans on May 10, 2019 after playing collegiately at USC.

Davis played one game for the Dolphins in 2021 and recorded two solo tackles and one pass defensed. He joined the Dolphins on Aug. 6, 2020 after he was awarded off waivers from Kansas City and spent the past two seasons on Miami’s practice squad. Davis originally entered the NFL as an undrafted college free agent with Kansas City on April 30, 2020. He played collegiately at Auburn.

Hall joined the Dolphins on Feb. 18, 2022. He’s played in 13 NFL games for two teams – Carolina (2017) and Philadelphia (2018-19). During his career, Hall has totaled six tackles (four solo) and 1.5 sacks. He also played in two playoff games for Philadelphia in 2018. Hall spent the 2020 season on San Francisco’s practice squad and the 2021 offseason with the 49ers. He originally entered the NFL as a third-round pick (77th overall) by Carolina in the 2017 NFL Draft after a collegiate career at Texas A&M.