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Dolphins signing former Panthers OLB Justin Houston

Justin Houston is getting his shot.

As first reported by NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo on Tuesday, the Miami Dolphins are signing the 13th-year outside linebacker ahead of their upcoming postseason run. Houston began the 2023 campaign with the Carolina Panthers, who granted his request for a release back on Dec. 19.

The former four-time Pro Bowl pass rusher signed on in Carolina this past summer, thanks to a call from former head coach Frank Reich.

“It was simple,” Houston said of his decision. “Coach Frank called. I knew right then—as soon as he called, I hung up the phone and told my wife we goin’ to Carolina. It was an easy decision.”

Houston previously played two seasons under Reich with the Indianapolis Colts.

But with Reich having been fired just 12 weeks in and the Panthers far out of the playoff race—the 34-year-old, who recorded half a sack in seven appearances this season—asked for his release in an effort to join a contender.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire