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Former Alabama DL Raekwon Davis signs four-year contract for Miami Dolphins

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Shortly after inking Tua Tagovailoa to a deal on Monday, the Miami Dolphins and Raekwon Davis agreed to terms on a four-year contract. 

The former Alabama defensive lineman was selected at No. 56 overall in this year’s NFL Draft, and Field Yates of ESPN was first to report the news of Davis signing his deal.  

According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Dolphins got the deal official with Davis for $5.65 million. He pockets a signing bonus of $1.67 million, as he looks to be a key cog for head coach Brian Flores on the defensive front.

The 6-foot-6, 311-pounder had 175 tackles – including 18.5 stops for loss and 11.5 sacks in four years (2016-19) with the Crimson Tide. 

A native of Meridian, Miss., Davis had his finest season in 2017 – recording 69 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and one interception.

As a sophomore, his production led Alabama’s defense to the College Football Playoff and a national championship game win over Georgia. 

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Although he was not able to recapture the numbers in his junior and senior seasons, Miami believes it can work with Davis.

He was a two-time Southeastern Conference champion, but he anticipates making a splash in the National Football League.  

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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