Dolphins bring back former DL Langford

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FILE PHOTO: Dec 27, 2015; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is sacked by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Kendall Langford (90) during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

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FILE PHOTO: Dec 27, 2015; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is sacked by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Kendall Langford (90) during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins signed free agent defensive lineman Kendall Langford, who played for the team from 2008-11, the Dolphins announced Tuesday.

Langford, 32, last played for the Houston Texans but appeared in just one game in November before being waived. He had previously been released by the New Orleans Saints after a three-day stint in September.

Langford missed over half of 2016 with the Indianapolis Colts and played in just seven games due to a knee injury, a year after he had seven sacks in 16 starts for Indy.

A third-round pick by Miami in 2008, Langford had 141 tackles, 7.5 sacks and nine passes defensed through four seasons with the Dolphins before a three-year stint with the then-St. Louis Rams and two years with the Colts. He has 22.5 sacks and 21 passes defensed in 136 games (113 starts) over 10 NFL seasons.

The Dolphins opened a roster spot Monday by waiving defensive tackle Gabe Wright, hours after Wright reportedly blindsided running back Kenyan Drake -- who did not have a helmet on -- with an elbow during a testy practice.

--Field Level Media

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