Report: Dolphins tender restricted free-agent DE Derrick Shelby

Tuesday March 10th, 2015

The Miami Dolphins extended a second-round tender to defensive end Derrick Shelby, one of the club’s restricted free agents, reports Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. The tender will pay Shelby $2.35 million next season.

An undrafted free agent out of Utah in 2012, Shelby has missed just one game in his first three seasons. He was suspended in October after he was arrested at a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., night club during the Dolphins’ bye week and was reinstated after being held out of one game.

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[]Shelby had three sacks and an interception to go with 26 tackles last season. For his career, he has 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

Two of Shelby's three sacks came in Miami’s Week 4 road win over the Oakland Raiders. His interception came in the Dolphins' Week 16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

A first-team All-Pac-12 performer as a senior at Utah, Shelby had five sacks and 10 tackles for loss for the Utes in 2011.

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The 26-year-old is a native of Missouri City, Texas, a suburb of Houston.

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