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Dolphins to sign EDGE Shaq Barrett

The Miami Dolphins entered this offseason with a need for help on the edge with Jaelan Phillips and Bradley Chubb recovering from serious injuries and Andrew Van Ginkel hitting the market (now expected to sign with the Minnesota Vikings).

According to Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz, the Dolphins have addressed that issue, as they’ve agreed to terms with edge rusher Shaq Barrett.

Barrett, 31, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos in 2014 following a collegiate career at Omaha and Colorado State, where he was the MWC Defensive Player of the Year in his final season.

He spent his first five seasons with the Broncos, helping the team win Super Bowl 50 over the Carolina Panthers. After leaving Denver, he joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and helped them win Super Bowl 55 over the Kansas City Chiefs.

In his nine professional seasons, Barrett has made two Pro Bowls and has recorded 400 tackles (73 for a loss), 125 quarterback hits, 59 sacks, 22 forced fumbles, 18 passes defensed, five fumble recoveries and three interceptions.

His veteran presence is a huge boost to a locker room that’s set to lose many leaders on the defensive side of the ball.

Story originally appeared on Dolphins Wire