Former 49ers RB Raheem Mostert signing with Dolphins, reuniting with Mike McDaniel

Long in need of a boost in the backfield, the Miami Dolphins are signing a running back familiar to their rookie head coach.

The Dolphins are signing former San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert to a one-year deal worth $3.125 million, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported.

New Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel has plenty of experience with Mostert, who looked stellar at times in San Francisco for San Francisco in 2019, but has been troubled by injuries.

Ranked 94th and prognosticated to land in South Beach in Gregg Rosenthal's Top 101 NFL free agents of 2022, Mostert played just one game in 2021 due to a knee injury and that came after an eight-game 2020 season.

However, the 29-year-old back produced arguably the greatest performance by a rusher in NFC Championship Game history with 220 yards and four touchdowns in the Niners' win over the Packers in their Super Bowl LIV run.

Also on Wednesday, the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported the Dolphins are signing former Raiders fullback Alec Ingold to a two-year deal worth up to $7.5 million. Known as a great locker room guy, as well, Ingold portends to fill an important role in McDaniel's offense, much as multi-time Pro Bowler Kyle Juszczyk has done for years with the 49ers.

The 49ers have always gone with a committee approach and McDaniel's Dolphins look to be doing the same, as Mostert will join Chase Edmonds, Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed in a backfield stable that's been a weakness for the Dolphins, but could develop into a strength.

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