Once a stud defensive tackle for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Adolphus Washington has had a difficult NFL journey. He spent 2018 with three different teams, but may be getting a chance for some stability with his new one.
On Thursday, the Miami Dolphins announced that they had signed Washington to their squad, waiving linebacker James Burgess in the process. Per ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Washington is joining the team on a one-year deal.
As a member of the Buckeyes, Washington was a three-year starter who burst onto the scene in the team’s 2014 national championship campaign. He finished his junior year with 10.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, and 48 tackles, with three tackles and a sack coming in their CFP National Championship Game victory over Oregon.
After his senior year, Washington was drafted No. 80 overall by the Buffalo Bills in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Dolphins have signed free-agent defensive lineman Adolphus Washington to a one-year deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 23, 2019
Unfortunately for Washington, his stellar production in college has not quite translated to the NFL.
After two years as a starter in Buffalo, he was waived early in the 2018 season. He was quickly signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad before being signed to the Cincinnati Bengals 53-man roster.
Washington appeared in four games for the Bengals before being placed on injured reserve later in the season.
He was waived at the end of the season.
Perhaps the sunny Miami weather will help Washington find his stride as an NFL star.