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Miami Dolphins Reportedly Signed Former No. 1 Overall Pick On Monday

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The Miami Dolphins have been bitten by the injury bug, losing Terron Armstead and Austin Jackson recently with ailments. 

To patch up their depth, head coach Mike McDaniel and company have reportedly brought in a former number one overall draft pick: Eric Fisher. 

The news was broken Monday by ESPN's Adam Schefter

A product of the Central Michigan Chippewas, Fisher was a long-standing member of the Kansas City Chiefs followed by a one-year stint with the Indianapolis Colts. Fisher's eight-year tenure with the Chiefs was something to behold, as he was present from the Alex Smith era all the way through the Patrick Mahomes-led Super Bowl winning team in 2019. 

The biggest question surrounding Fisher, and one that may impact his on-field contributions, is his health status. Fisher suffered a variety of injuries in 2019 which limited him to eight games. In 2021, he was the unfortunate recipient of a torn Achilles during the postseason. 

Departing Kansas City while recovering from this injury, Fisher then joined the Colts for a season in which injuries cropped up again. Toward the end of the year, Colts GM Chris Ballard revealed the veteran tackle had been battling pec and knee injuries. 

Having sat on the sidelines to this point, the Dolphins and Fisher alike will hope he can stay on the field and make contributions to this playoff contender.