The Miami Dolphins have added another player to their roster.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the team has added OLB Rashean Mathis to the active roster.
Mathis, a 6-foot-3, 295-pound outside linebacker, has spent the last two seasons on the Dolphins practice squad.
He played for the Oakland Raiders in 2015.
Mathies injury, which caused him to miss the team’s final three games last season, limited him to two games last year.
Mathias played in 11 games for the Raiders last season.
He made a tackle in the Raiders’ playoff loss to the Cleveland Browns.
The Dolphins signed Mathis from the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday.
Mathies previous NFL experience includes eight games with the Green Bay Packers in 2013, where he played in six games.
Mathys playing time with the Saints has been limited because of a knee injury.
Mathys injury has forced him to spend much of the season on the practice squad, and the Dolphins have kept him on that list.
Mathes career started out well in the Saints’ defensive line, but the team had him on the injured reserve list.
The Dolphins waived him in early December after his season ended with a torn ACL.
Maths experience could prove beneficial for the Dolphins to add depth at the inside linebacker position, as well.
Mathis could fill a need that is being left wide open at the position.
The Miami Dolphins will begin the season with three defensive linemen on their roster: DT Sheldon Rankins, NT Jordan Phillips, and DE Chris Jones.
The team will have a fourth defensive lineman, but it remains unclear who that will be.