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Former Dolphins first-round pick lands with NFC East team

While the attention of most Miami Dolphins fans are on the players that the team is bringing in for the 2024 season and beyond, it’s always good to check on where former Dolphins are heading to continue their careers.

On Sunday, according to ESPN’s John Keim, former Dolphins cornerback Noah Igbinoghene signed with the Washington Commanders.

Igbinoghene, 24, was selected by Miami with the 30th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft and struggled mightily to find a role on defense during his three seasons with the team. In aqua and orange, he recorded 29 tackles, five passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and an interception.

During roster cuts last year, Igbinoghene was traded to the Dallas Cowboys for Kelvin Joseph, who appeared in just four games for Miami before being cut.

In Dallas, Igbinoghene appeared in five games, playing just 25 defensive snaps and 77 on special teams.

He’s still very young, so Washington is taking a flier on a player who did enough in college to get drafted in the first round with the hope that he can be a contributor on at least one of their units.

Story originally appeared on Dolphins Wire