The Dolphins added to an already deep stable of running backs on Monday, signing running back Jeremy Langford.
The Dolphins already have Kenyan Drake and Frank Gore as capable rotational backs, but Langford provides some depth to compete with rookie Kalen Ballage and veteran Senorise Perry.
Ballage is strong and fast but may need some time to gain the trust of the coaching staff. It’s possible a running back with more experience such as Langford would be more easily inserted in case of injury.
The addition of Langford certainly put Perry’s position on jeopardy. Perry has been a key contributor on special teams.
Langford, 26, was a fourth-round pick of the Bears and played for Dowell Loggains the last two seasons. Loggains is now the Dolphins offensive coordinator.
Langford has excellent pass-catching skills, which could help replace some of the talents vacated by Damien Williams, who signed with the Chiefs this offseason.
Langford is shifty and has some burst and can potentially contribute on special teams. Langford has averaged 3.5 yards per carry on 210 carries over two seasons with the Bears.
Langford spent time with the Jets this spring. At times he has been hampered by an ankle injury.