The Miami Dolphins have informed restricted free agent Derrick Shelby that they will tag him with the second-round restricted free agent value of $2.35 million dollars. This report comes courtesy of Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. This means that if another team signs him to an offer sheet and the Dolphins refuse to match, they will be given that team's second-round pick. Shelby, who was a role player in Miami, isn't expected to draw any interest from other teams around the league.
Shelby has played three seasons with the Dolphins and has accumulated 68 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. His specialty is rushing the passer and will be expected to resume that role on the defensive line that now features Ndamukong Suh, Cameron Wake, Olivier Vernon and others.
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This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs