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Dolphins Promote Gerald Willis And Sign Adrian Colbert

The Dolphins signed two former Canes to their 53-man roster on Wednesday

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Some good news this morning for former Miami Hurricanes now in the NFL. The Miami Dolphins announced Wednesday that they were promoting defensive tackle Gerald Willis from their practice squad, and also that they signed safety Adrian Colbert from the Seattle Seahawks practice squad.

Colbert was a seventh-round draft pick in 2017 for the San Francisco 49ers after spending his final year of eligibility with the Canes. Colbert spent two season in the Bay Area with the Niners, starting 12 games and seeing action in 21.

After being waived from San Francisco in late August, Colbert signed with the Seahawks, where he spent some time on Seattle’s active roster before re-signing with their practice squad.

Willis was a Florida transfer who spent 2016 and 2018 with the Hurricanes, developing into a second-team All-America last year, though, he went undrafted and signed with the Baltimore Ravens in late April. After being cut by the Ravens at the end of training camp, Willis signed with the Dolphins practice squad.

Both players should see some playing time with the Dolphins the next few weeks, and we wish them nothing but the best!