Miami Dolphins re-signing RB Raheem Mostert to two-year, $5.6 million contract

Raheem Mostert is not ready to leave Miami.

Running back has signed a two-year, $5.6 million contract with the Dolphins, NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero has revealed, according to sources. According to Pelissero, Mostert’s new contract includes $2.2 million in guaranteed money.

At 31, Mostert was not in line to sign a long-term contract, but as his 2022 production showed the Dolphins, Mostert still has the strength. The eight-year veteran had his best season since his breakout 2019 campaign, rushing 181 times for 891 yards (4.9 per carry) and three touchdowns, and posting a career-high 31 receptions for 202 yards and two receptions.

He also worked well with fellow former 49’s running back Jeff Wilson, who joined Mostert in Miami at last season’s trade deadline and formed a dynamic duo that scored 831 yards between weeks 9 and 17.

Miami appears to be facing a dire situation as it enters 2023, with Mostert, Wilson and Miles Gaskin all heading for free rein as the league’s new year kicks off. Since then, the Dolphins have found a way to keep Mostert in a team-friendly deal, retained restricted free agent Salvon Ahmed, and they still have room to place one or two more pieces in position.

As the running back market remains stagnant (with the exception of Mostert’s deal), the Dolphins need not rush. They have already retained their most reliable runner.


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