The Facts: The Dolphins have signed Walford to a one-year deal, a source tells PFT.
Diehards Line:A third-round pick by the Raiders in 2015 and the second tight end drafted that year, Walford has 70 career catches for 768 yards and six touchdowns. The Raiders released Walford last March after the return of Jon Gruden. He signed with the Jets, was released in September, signed briefly with the Colts, was released in December, and then returned to the Jets. Although he was drafted four years ago, he had only three years of service for free agency purposes. That ultimately didn’t matter, given that the Jets opted not to exercise their prerogative to extend an RFA tender. Now he'll join the mix in Miami with second-year men to be Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe, fellow free-agent signeee Dwayne Allen, Nick O'Leary and A.J. Derby.