MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins have plenty of holes to address this offseason and the team is starting in the running back corps.
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Dolphins are close to signing Canadian Football League star running back Jerome Messam.READ MORE: Parkland Activist Dad Fred Guttenberg Joins Anti-Gun Group
If the Fins sign Messam, it will be to a $390,000 contract if he makes the team’s 53-man roster.
Messam was recently named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian Player and in the past season, he ran for 1,057 yards and six touchdowns in 18 games.READ MORE: Keep An Eye Out For Fake GoFundMe Scams Claiming To Help Fallen Officer Yandy Chirino
Messam was only the third CFL player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.
Typically, CFL teams stick to throwing the football in a passing game reminiscent of the Arena Football League.
Messam is 6’3” and weighs 245 pounds and could be a fullback/h-back player for the Dolphins.MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
If Messam signs with the Fins, he’ll join fellow 1,000 yard rusher Reggie Bush and second-year back Daniel Thomas in the Fins’ backfield.