Dolphins 2024 Training Camp Preview: LB Cam Brown

The offseason acquisition will try to carve out a role as a key special teams contributor
Linebacker Cam Brown looks on during warmups for the New York Giants before a wild card game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium in the 2022 playoffs.
Linebacker Cam Brown looks on during warmups for the New York Giants before a wild card game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium in the 2022 playoffs. / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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The Miami Dolphins were busy with veteran additions in the offseason, and the list of newcomers included its share of projected or potential starters.

Linebacker Cam Brown, signed away from the New York Giants, was signed with a specific role in mind, namely to help make an impact on special teams, but first he has to secure his spot on the 53-man roster.

Brown is the subject of our next installment in a series examining the players on the roster heading into the start of training camp, looking back at their 2023 season, how they joined the team, their contract status, and their outlook for the 2024.

CAM BROWN, LB

Height: 6-5
Weight: 235 lbs.
Exp.: 5 Years
School: Penn State
How Acquired: Unrestricted free agent (from N.Y. Giants), 2024

2023 in Review

In his fourth season with the Giants after being a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft, Brown played exclusively on special teams continuing a trend for his career.

Brown played 93 snaps on defense during his rookie season, followed by 11 in 2021 and 3 in 2022. He did tie his career high in special teams snap percentage at 85, the fourth time in four seasons he topped 80 percent of the Giants' special teams snaps.

In 2023, Brown was second on the Giants in total special teams with eight and he also forced a fumble.

Contract/Cap Info

Brown signed a one-year contract potentially worth $1.3 million, with $192,000 guaranteed at signing, according to spotrac.com. His cap number of $1.15 million puts him among the final salaries counting against the Top 51 against the limit.

2024 Preview

It's not a great secret that the Dolphins special teams have struggled the past couple of seasons and improvement is going to be needed even more in 2024 because of the new kickoff rule, which likely will produce more returns.

This is where Brown hopefully comes in. The Dolphins need for some difference-makers to emerge on special teams and Brown has the size and athletic ability to make an impact.

But the reality is that Brown first will have to secure a roster spot, and this is where he'll have to really shine in training camp because his credentials suggest he won't be much of a factor on defense and carrying a special teams specialist can be considered a luxury.

There wasn't anything that stood out Brown's offseason work — at least in the practices open to the media — other than he stands out at linebacker with his size, so training camp will be very important for him.

PREVIOUSLY IN THIS SERIES

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: RB De'Von Achane

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: RB Salvon Ahmed

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: T Terron Armstead

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: LB Shaquil Barrett

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: WR Odell Beckham Jr.

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: WR Braxton Berrios

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: CB Ethan Bonner

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: OL Aaron Brewer

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: RB Chris Brooks

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: LB Jordyn Brooks

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ALAIN POUPART

Alain Poupart is the publisher/editor of All Dolphins and co-host of the All Dolphins Podcast. Alain has covered the Miami Dolphins on a full-time basis since 1989 for various publications and media outlets, including Dolphin Digest, The Associated Press, the Dolphins team website, and the Fan Nation Network (part of Sports Illustrated). In addition to being a credentialed member of the Miami Dolphins press corps, Alain has covered three Super Bowls (for NFL.com, Football News and the Montreal Gazette), the annual NFL draft, the Senior Bowl, and the NFL Scouting Combine. During his almost 40 years in journalism, which began at the now-defunct Miami News, Alain has covered practically every sport at one time or another, from tennis to golf, baseball, basketball and everything in between. The career also included time as a copy editor, including work on several books such as "Still Perfect," an inside look at the Miami Dolphins' 1972 perfect season. A native of Montreal, Canada, whose first language is French, Alain grew up a huge hockey fan but soon developed a love for all sports, including NFL football. He has lived in South Florida since the 1980s.