The Dolphins were awarded ex-Texans RB Steve Slaton off waivers on Wednesday. To make room for Slaton, the team waived DE Ryan Baker.
Slaton joins Miami after spending his first four seasons with the Texans (2008-11). Originally selected by the Texans in third round (89th pick overall) of the 2008 NFL draft, the West Virginia product has rushed for 1,824 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career and has caught 98 passes for 811 yards and five touchdowns.
The 5-9, 199-pound Slaton set the Texans' franchise single-season rookie rushing record with 1,282 yards, which also led all rookie running backs in 2008. He also has five career 100-yard rushing games.
The way we see it
Slaton fell out of favor in Houston after having issues with fumbles. In recent seasons, the team has added RBs Arian Foster, Ben Tate and Derrick Ward, pushing Slaton down the depth chart. It was no surprise when Houston finally cut Slaton loose.
Miami has been looking to add veteran depth at the RB position, having looked at Larry Johnson and Clinton Portis before adding Slaton.