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Ex-Falcons TE Jonnu Smith signs 2-year deal with Miami Dolphins

The Atlanta Falcons released tight end Jonnu Smith last week in a move that saved the team over $6 million in salary cap space. Smith, 28, has already found a new home, signing a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins worth up to $10 million, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Smith posted a career-high 50 catches for 582 receiving yards and three touchdowns in Atlanta last season. The Falcons acquired the pass-catching tight end in a trade with the New England Patriots during the 2023 offseason. Smith was added as insurance for Kyle Pitts, who was coming off a severe knee injury.

Pitts bounced back with a 53-catch, 667-yard season in 2023, plus the Falcons aren’t expected to run as many two-tight end sets this year with Zac Robinson taking over as offensive coordinator. Check out 20 recent cap casualties that Atlanta should consider signing in free agency.

 

Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire