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Oft-mentioned as a potential fit for Aaron Jones or Chris Carson, the Dolphins instead settled for former Ram Malcolm Brown, who signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract that's fully guaranteed. It's still possible Gaskin and Brown end up battling for backup work behind a highly drafted rookie, but we can at least say Gaskin has dodged the first round of bullets.
The free-agent RB shuffle played out nicely for Etienne and Harris, as the top veterans either re-signed with their original teams (Carson, Jones) or joined a team (Kenyan Drake - Raiders) that was never a realistic fit for the best RB prospects. Meanwhile, the teams most often connected with top RBs in mock drafts did little or nothing to address the position in free agency. The Cardinals, Falcons, Dolphins, Steelers and Jets could all be entering the draft with intent to find a new lead back, and a few other teams like Houston and Denver might also consider spending a top-50 pick on the position.
The Cardinals still haven't signed a replacement for Drake, leaving only Jonathan Ward, Eno Benjamin and Khalfani Muhammad behind Edmonds on the backfield depth chart. The situation should be addressed in some fashion during the upcoming draft, though we'll note that