Get To Know New Miami Dolphins Linebacker Cam Brown

The Miami Dolphins signed former New York Giants linebacker Cam Brown on Wednesday to a free agent contract.

The Miami Dolphins continued their offseason overhaul on special teams on Wednesday, signing former New York Giants linebacker Cam Brown to a free-agent contract. The terms of the contract were not immediately available.

Insight Into New Miami Dolphins LB Cam Brown

Brown, 26, is a 6’5″, 235-pound former sixth-round pick out of Penn State.

In his first four NFL seasons — all spent with the Giants — Brown totaled 29 special teams tackles (19 solo). He appeared in 60 of a possible 67 games during his time in Gotham, although he had just 107 total defensive snaps during that time.

Brown, a native of suburban Washington, D.C., had just 35 tackles and three quarterback hits on defense with New York.

However, he was a core special teamer in each of his four seasons, getting on the field for over 80% of the Giants’ snaps in the kicking game every year of his career.

Brown is the second notable special teams addition this offseason. The Dolphins also added respected former Bills specialist Siran Neal in free agency.

Those two additions should definitely help improve a special teams unit that ranked last in yards allowed per kickoff return (30.5) and 28th in yards allowed per punt return (28).

“One thing I know is special teams is really huge when it comes to the NFL games,” Neal said after signing with the Dolphins last month.

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“Special teams play can either win a game or lose a game. That’s one thing I know about it. And that’s on every phase. Like pinning the ball where it needs to be for the offense, or defense to get set up to be successful.”

While the Dolphins made some tweaks to a disappointing special teams unit this offseason, they did not make wholesale changes.

Mike McDaniel elected to bring back special teams coordinator Danny Crossman, kicker Jason Sanders, punter Jake Bailey, and long snapper Blake Ferguson from a group that ranked near the bottom in several major categories a year ago.

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