A two-time Super Bowl champion has joined the Miami Dolphins to strengthen their defense. Veteran edge rusher and three-time Pro Bowler Jason Pierre-Paul is “expected to sign” by Miami, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, after he was cut off the New Orleans Saints practice squad.
The winner of Super Bowls 46 and 55 subsequently revealed on Instagram that he is headed to Miami.
Sources: The #Dolphins are expected to sign free agent pass-rusher Jason Pierre-Paul off the #Saints practice squad and onto their 53-man roster. A big-name edge addition after the Jaelan Phillips injury.
The Florida native lands in Miami. pic.twitter.com/DXNNQrUPje
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 28, 2023
Jason Pierre-Paul has one message for Dolphins fans via his Instagram story:
He is coming home🤝 pic.twitter.com/JqdCtwLYA5
— King of Phinland🐬👑 (@KingOfPhinland) November 28, 2023
Pierre-Paul made his debut with the Saints in Sunday’s Week 12 road defeat to the Atlanta Falcons. The Saints recently added him to their practice squad. After a brief stint with the Saints, Pierre-Paul now has the chance to pursue a third ring with one of the best teams in the AFC.
With the New York Giants, Pierre-Paul took home his first Super Bowl ring in 2011. After being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2018, he played a major part in their Super Bowl 55 title season and was selected for the Pro Bowl for the third time, the most recent time, with 9.5 sacks.
After spending four years with the Bucs, Pierre-Paul was cut after logging just 2.5 sacks in the 2021 campaign. During his 14 games with the Baltimore Ravens past season, he finished with three sacks.
With an 8-3 record, Miami leads the AFC East, and the 34-year-old joins them. They trail the Baltimore Ravens by just half a game for the top spot in the conference and the only first-round bye.