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Dolphins sign Suggs as backup RB

DAVIE, Fla. (Sept. 4, 2006) -- Injury-plagued running back Lee Suggs signed with the Miami Dolphins, two days after being released by Cleveland.

Suggs led the Browns with 744 yards rushing in 2004, but he has missed 23 of 48 career games with neck, shoulder, toe, ankle and thumb injuries. Last month he was traded by Cleveland to the New York Jets and then returned to the Browns when he failed a physical.

Miami was looking to shore up depth behind starter Ronnie Brown after backup Sammy Morris was suspended for four games for violating the NFL steroid policy.

The Dolphins also signed tight end Tim Massaquoi and linebacker Keith Adams, and they waived linebacker Mike Labinjo.

Massaquoi was a seventh-round draft pick this year by Tampa Bay. Adams, who started all 16 games last year for Philadelphia, was released Saturday by Carolina.

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