MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have signed center Wesley Johnson and promoted defensive end Cameron Malveaux to the active roster. The team placed center Daniel Kilgore on injured reserve and waived defensive tackle Jordan Phillips.
Johnson played in 41 games with 24 starts for the N.Y. Jets from 2015-17, with all 24 starts coming at center. He spent the 2018 offseason and training camp with Detroit before he was released on Sept. 1, 2018. Johnson originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round pick (173rd overall) by Pittsburgh in the 2014 NFL draft before the Jets claimed him off waivers midway through the 2014 season.
Malveaux played in four games with the Dolphins in 2017 after joining the team as an undrafted college free agent on May 5, 2017. He totaled five tackles (four solo) and one sack. Malveaux spent the rest of 2017 and part of the 2018 season on the Dolphins practice squad. He was a four-year letterman (2013-16) and two-year starter at Houston, where he played in 52 collegiate games with 27 starts.
Kilgore started four games for the Dolphins this season, all at center. He was acquired via trade from San Francisco on March 15, 2018. Kilgore has played in 78 career games with 43 starts after spending the first seven seasons of his career (2011-17) with the 49ers. He originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round pick (163rd overall) by San Francisco in the 2011 NFL draft.
Phillips originally joined the Dolphins as a second-round pick (52nd overall) in the 2015 NFL draft. He played in 48 games with 26 starts, totaling 63 tackles (40 solo), 5.5 sacks, one interception and 11 passes defensed. Phillips played in four games this season with five tackles (three solo), one sack and one pass defensed.
|Wesley Johnson||C||6-5||309||1/9/91||5||Vanderbilt '14||Nashville, Tenn.||FA, '18|
|Cameron Malveaux||DE||6-5||265||8/22/94||1||Houston '17||Beaumont, Texas||FA, '17|