The Miami Dolphins aren’t interested in adding fromer Miami Hurricanes stand out, running back Willis McGahee. The Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero writes: “I’m told by a source the Dolphins have so far shown no interest in McGahee, who worked out for the Giants this week.”
In fact the Dolphins haven’t really explored adding any other running backs after their dreadful rushing performance in the season opener against the Cleveland Browns. The Dolphins running backs combined for 17 yards. That is right, 17 yards. Total. In the whole game.
It wasn’t for a lack of carries, the backs got a combined 18 carries. Lamar Miller got 10 of those and managed to only gain 3 yards on the ground. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill who was described as fast this offseason also gained 3 yards off of 5 carries.
Not so surprisingly, that 20 yard mark is dead last in the NFL so far. Adding a veteran and serviceable back like Willis McGahee would seem like a good move to improve the offense. It also would come across as a bit of panic move.
McGahee showed he could still be effective last season for the Denver Broncos. He carried the ball 167 times for 731 yards, an average of 4.4 yards per carry and he found the end zone 4 times.