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Former Georgia edge rusher signs with the Miami Dolphins

Former Georgia Bulldogs star outside linebacker Justin Houston has signed a contract with the Miami Dolphins ahead of the NFL postseason. Houston provides depth and experience at the edge rusher position for Miami ahead of the Dolphins’ Jan. 13 wild-card game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Houston recorded 0.5 sacks and nine tackles in seven games for the Carolina Panthers this season.

Houston was a third-round draft pick in the 2011 NFL draft. Houston accumulated 20 career sacks at Georgia from 2008-2010. He has continued to be very productive in the NFL.

Justin Houston has played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, and Carolina Panthers during his 12 season NFL career. Houston has 112.0 career sacks, including 9.5 sacks with the Ravens during the 2022 season.

Dolphins Wire broke down why it is so important that Miami is signing Justin Houston ahead of the playoffs.

The Miami Dolphins have had some real issues on the edge, as they’ve lost Bradley Chubb, Jaelan Phillips, Andrew Van Ginkel and Cameron Goode for the season to injury.

That has left the team with just Emmanuel Ogbah, Quinton Bell and Melvin Ingram between the active roster and practice squad, so it makes sense that they’d be looking for help.

Miami had several unfortunate injuries to end the 2023 regular season. The Dolphins are desperate to generate a pass rush against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Story originally appeared on UGA Wire