Dolphins Sign Mark Walton

The Dolphins auditioned running back Mark Walton several days ago, and they apparently liked what they saw. Per Cameron Wolfe of (via Twitter), Miami has given Walton a contract.

The Bengals cut Walton in April after he was arrested for the third time in three months. But Cincinnati used a fourth-round pick on Walton in 2018, so even if he faces a suspension of some sort for his legal troubles, the rebuilding Dolphins — who don’t need Walton to contribute right away — may have found good value.

Assuming Walton sticks around, he should have an opportunity to carve out a role in Miami’s backfield along with Kenyan Drake and Kalen Ballage. He tallied just 34 yards off of 14 carries as a rookie, but he rattled off 1,100 yards and scored 14 TDs as a sophomore with the Hurricanes, which offers a glimpse of his potential.

In addition to Walton, the Dolphins have also signed fellow tryout players CB Jamar Summers and C Kirk Barron.

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8 comments on “Dolphins Sign Mark Walton

  1. ekrog

    The Dolphins have sunk lower than the Bengals in willingness to pay criminals. Disgusting.

  2. Wade Herbers

    Does this pot head appreciate the chance he’s getting??? Considering the trifecta of charges against him I’d guess he’s too stupid.

  3. George Ruth

    I see the Dolphins didn’t learn from their experiment a number of years ago when they signed Lawrence Phillips terrible move by the Dolphins signing Walton

    • Dok1234

      Lol, yeah, how did they not learn their lesson from the Phillips fiasco that was from the Jimmy Johnson regime nearly two decades ago. A fiasco that cost the team no assets (was signed, not traded), and cost the team virtually no money (incentive laden contract that lasted two games).

      • George Ruth

        As a life long Dolphins fan I say signing Walton is a huge mistake especially since Walton has been on the wrong side of the law 3 times just this year.

  4. metnoxious

    Haha the coach said (and I paraphrase) can’t be judged on one or two mistakes. He was arrested 3 times. Good luck Dolphins.

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