Canadian DL Neville Gallimore to sign with Miami Dolphins: report

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Canadian defensive lineman Neville Gallimore is signing with the Miami Dolphins, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapaport.

The Ottawa native was a third-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in the 2020 NFL Draft out of the University of Oklahoma. He dressed for 52 regular season games over four seasons with the club with 14 starts, making 90 total tackles, 11 tackles for loss, four sacks, and three pass knockdowns, earning $4.7 million.

The six-foot-two, 305-pound defender became a full-time starter with the Sooners in his junior year, recording 79 tackles and seven sacks over his final two collegiate seasons. He also forced five fumbles and knocked down two passes during his NCAA career.

The 27-year-old produced strong numbers at the NFL Combine in 2020, posting 23 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and a 4.79-second forty-yard dash.

Gallimore’s exclusive CFL rights belong to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, though it appears unlikely that he’ll ever play north of the border. He will be one of two Canadian players on the Dolphins alongside former second-round NFL draft pick Jevon Holland, who starts at free safety.

NFL free agency officially got underway on Wednesday, March 13 at 4:00 p.m. EDT.