Dolphins news: Miami signs tight end Clive Walford to one-year deal
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Miami Dolphins sign tight end Clive Walford to one-year deal

Clive Walford, Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins have signed free agent tight end Clive Walford to a one-year deal, according to Pro Football Talk.

Walford split the 2018 campaign between the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets, but played in just one game, which came with the Jets. He did not record a catch.

The 27-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Miami, was originally selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third round (68th pick overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

He played in all 16 games during his rookie campaign, hauling in 28 receptions for 329 yards and three touchdowns. Then, the following season, Walford caught 33 passes for 359 yards and three scores.

Walford then fell out of favor in Oakland in 2017, snaring just eight balls for 80 yards before being waived last March. He went on to sign with the Jets last April, but he was released by the team just before the season began in September. He then landed with the Colts in November, but resided just one week in Indianapolis before being waived. He proceeded to re-join the Jets in December.

The Dolphins are coming off of a season in which they won just seven games and missed the playoffs. Miami has made just one playoff appearance since 2009 and just two dating all the way back to 2002.

What’s worse, the Dolphins have not won a playoff game since the 2000-01 campaign.

Since then, Miami has tallied just five winning seasons. The Dolphins were able to win the AFC East division title in 2008, taking advantage of a season-ending injury to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. However, they fell in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.