Terron Armstead to sign five-year, $75M deal with Dolphins

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Terron Armstead has change into the Miami Dolphins’ newest massive free agent transfer, saying Tuesday evening that he’s becoming a member of the workforce after spending his first 9 NFL seasons with the New Orleans Saints.

Armstead immediately turns into the presumed starter at left sort out for the Dolphins, whose offensive line struggled at occasions final season. His resolution got here in the future after visiting Miami, then leaving with no deal accomplished.

An individual with data of the settlement mentioned Armstead will signal a five-year deal value practically $75 million, with about $44 million assured. The individual spoke to The Related Press on situation of anonymity as a result of neither Armstead nor the workforce revealed these phrases publicly.

“I’ll be taking my abilities to South Seashore,” Armstead mentioned in a video posted to his social media platforms Tuesday evening, utilizing the identical line LeBron James utilized in 2010 when he introduced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Warmth. “Miami, what’s up?”

Terron Armstead

Armstead is a three-time Professional Bowl choice — 2018, 2019 and 2020 — however was restricted to eight video games for the Saints final season whereas coping with a knee harm and COVID-19-related points.

Armstead joins a free company haul by Miami that features one other offensive lineman in former Dallas guard Connor Williams — who spoke earlier this week about how excited he’s to hitch the zone-blocking scheme that new Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel will make use of.

“O-line is a particular recreation,” Williams mentioned. “It’s all about camaraderie, it’s all about trusting the man to the left and to the proper of you. You’re by no means simply nearly as good as your finest participant. You’re nearly as good as the entire line’s energy all collectively. That’s probably the most lovely half about it and I feel that’s probably the most thrilling a part of the sport, simply with the ability to construct that collectively — the chemistry collectively.”

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