Reports: Dolphins, DE Calais Campbell agree to deal

Calais Campbell is returning to South Florida where his football career began.

The 37-year-old defensive end agreed to a free agent deal with the Miami Dolphins, multiple media outlets reported on Thursday. Terms of the contract were not reported.

Campbell was selected out of the University of Miami in the second round of the 2008 draft by the Cardinals. He spent nine years in Arizona before playing three seasons apiece for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens.

Last season, Campbell started all 17 games for the Atlanta Falcons, registering 6.5 sacks — his highest total since 2018. He added 56 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and a safety.

The six-time Pro Bowl honoree was chosen as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-2010s Team.

In 244 career NFL games (225 starts), Campbell has 105.5 sacks, 865 tackles, 17 forced fumbles, 13 fumble recoveries, three interceptions and three safeties.

The Dolphins were looking for pass-rushing help with Bradley Chubb (Achilles) and Jaelan Phillips (ACL) coming back from serious injuries sustained late last season while Christian Wilkins exited as a free agent to sign with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Miami brought in free agent Shaq Barrett, then chose Chop Robinson (first round) and Mo Kamara (fifth round) in the draft.