A day after he said goodbye to Eagles fans, we now know where Kamu Grugier-Hill is landing.
The former Eagles special teams captain has agreed to terms with the Dolphins on a one-year deal, a league source confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia. NFL Network first reported the deal.
Grugier-Hill spent four seasons with the Eagles after they claimed him in 2016. He was primarily a special teams player but his role grew over the years and he played more and more on defense.
In 2019, he was expected to have a breakout season in a contract year but it didn’t happen. Grugier-Hill got hurt in training camp. He eventually returned and played well but then suffered a concussion, ironically enough in Miami, and didn’t report it to the Eagles’ medical staff. That didn’t sit well with Doug Pederson. And not long after, Grugier-Hill was shut down for the season with a back injury that needed surgery and his agent released a statement saying he had played with pain most of the year.
The relationship between Grugier-Hill and the Eagles seemed to sour.
But for four seasons, Grugier-Hill was a solid contributor and a great locker room presence. He was voted by his teammates as the Eagles’ special teams captain the last two seasons.
In Miami, Grugier-Hill will be reunited with some of the coaching staff that drafted him to New England in 2016. Dolphins head coach Brian Flores and Dolphins DC Josh Boyer were with the Patriots when they drafted Grugier-Hill out of Eastern Illinois in the sixth round back in 2016.
Without Grugier-Hill and without Nigel Bradham, who is also a free agent, the Eagles are very light at linebacker right now.
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