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The Miami Dolphins are anticipated to signal former CFL standout Nate Holley, in response to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. This comes after the CFL canceled its season because of the COVID-19 pandemic and came to an agreement with the CFL Players Association that permits gamers to choose out of their contracts beginning on Monday. Holley was set to be a well-liked participant added to the free agent expertise pool and Pelissero studies that “a number of NFL groups” needed to work him out, however now it seems he’ll be heading to Miami. 

Holley is the CFL’s reigning Most Excellent Rookie after a formidable first season with the Calgary Stampeders the place the linebacker totaled 78 tackles on protection to associate with a sack and an interception. Previous to touchdown with Calgary, the 25-year-old had a quick stint within the NFL, signing with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2017 after a collegiate profession at Kent State. Holley was later launched by Minnesota, had a two-game run with the Nebraska Hazard of the Indoor Soccer League, and ultimately spent the 2018 summer season with the Los Angeles Rams earlier than being minimize on the finish of camp. 

Shorty after the CFL made the choice to cancel its season, the Stampeders agreed to launch Holley from his contract, which opened the door a bit earlier for him to discover NFL alternatives. Holley turns into the eighth Stampeders participant up to now two offseasons to signal with an NFL membership. 

As for the place he could slot in alongside Brian Flores’ protection with the Dolphins, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald notes that Holley can play each linebacker and security and is probably going for use in a hybrid function. 

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