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Braxton Berrios returning to Dolphins, giving Miami its return specialist and a slot receiver

The Miami Dolphins are bringing back wide receiver and return specialist Braxton Berrios in 2024, according to multiple league sources.

Berrios’ deal is for one year and $3 million, according to agents Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey on Saturday.

Following his first season back in Miami after a four-year college career with the Hurricanes, Berrios cashes in for another year of handling kicks and punts for the Dolphins while also providing a depth option at wide receiver behind Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle who can contribute in the slot.

Berrios posted an image on Instagram of him carrying the football in a Dolphins uniform last season with the caption, “Unfinished business… RUN IT BACK.”

Last season, Berrios’ 27 receptions were tied for fourth on the team and his 238 receiving yards were fifth. He also caught a touchdown pass.

In the return game, the sure-handed Berrios (5-9, 185 pounds) averaged 10.2 yards on 23 punt returns and 24.5 yards on 18 kick returns.

Berrios, 28, spent the previous four seasons before joining the Dolphins with the New York Jets. His rookie year, in 2018, was spent as a practice squad member with the New England Patriots, who drafted him in the sixth round that year.

Berrios had 14 touchdowns in his college career at UM, including nine his senior season in 2017.

The Dolphins will need more wide receivers to fill out the unit behind Hill and Waddle after Cedrick Wilson Jr. fled to the New Orleans Saints in free agency. They also have River Cracraft, Chase Claypool and Robbie Chosen as free agents this offseason. Chosen reportedly visited with the team Friday.

They return 2022 fourth-round draft pick Erik Ezukanma, have Anthony Schwartz and Braylon Sanders, practice squad players in 2023, on board and signed Matthew Sexton early in the offseason to compete for a roster spot.