The Dolphins will look into adding some depth at linebacker, as the club is expected to work out veteran LB A.J. Hawk this week, a source tells Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post. Because Week 1 has already passed, Miami could sign Hawk without having to guarantee his salary for the entire season.
Although linebacker Jelani Jenkins underwent a knee procedure near the end of August, he was still available against the Seahawks on Sunday, and ended up playing 33 total snaps. However, if Jenkins does go down at some point, the Dolphins might not feel comfortable with Spencer Paysinger in reserve. Hawk wouldn’t be asked to play in sub packages, as Kiko Alonso and Koa Misi stay on the field in passing situations.
Hawk, who spent the first nine years of his NFL career in Green Bay, signed a two-year deal with the Bengals in 2015, but ultimately only played out half of that contract before being given his release. In his lone season in Cincinnati, Hawk was a part-time contributor at linebacker, picking up 24 tackles and a sack.
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