Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins intend to sign veteran LB James-Michael Johnson to a contract.
@flasportsbuzz: Per league source, Dolphins intend to sign veteran LB James Michael Johnson, who has started 18 NFL games and played in 45.
In a corresponding move Miami waived offensive guard Sam Brenner on Monday with the intention of placing him on the practice squad later this week. Brenner must clear waivers on Wednesday to be placed on the practice squad.
To make room on the practice squad rookie tight end Tim Semich was waived according to the league’s transactions. The Dolphins are also expected to add offensive lineman Chris Martin to the practice squad according to Martin’s agent Brett Tessler. But that transaction didn’t take place on Tuesday by the league’s 4 p.m. deadline.
Johnson, a four-year veteran, brings experience to the Dolphins. The former Nevada standout has started 18 of the 45 games he’s played for the Chiefs, Buccaneers and Jaguars.