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Miami Dolphins Make Practice Squad Moves

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins announced they have signed defensive tackle Brandon Pili to the practice squad and released defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence from the practice squad.

Pili signed with Miami as an undrafted college free agent on May 12, 2023 and was waived on Nov. 4, 2023. He played in four games for Miami this season, recording two tackles (one solo). Pili spent six seasons (2017-22) at USC, playing in 52 career games with 74 tackles (28 solo), 3.5 sacks, four passes defensed and one forced fumble. He earned honorable mention All-Pac 12 honors as a true freshman in 2017 when he totaled 14 tackles (three solo) and blocked a field goal.

Lawrence was signed to Miami's practice squad on Aug. 31, 2023 but did not appear in a game for the Dolphins. He played his first three years (2020-22) in the NFL with Arizona. Lawrence has played in 25 career games with 13 starts, totaling 30 tackles (21 solo) and one forced fumble. He originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round pick (131st overall) by Arizona in the 2020 NFL Draft. Lawrence played collegiately at LSU.

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Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Birthdate Exp. College Hometown Acq.
Brandon Pili DT 6-3 319 4/2/99 R USC ’23 Anchorage, Alaska FA, ‘23

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