Former Arizona running back Nic Grigsby was set to sign as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins, according to various reports Monday night.
Grigsby, who was not drafted in April, couldn’t talk to teams until the NFL lockout ended — which happened Monday — and now he will have to try to make up for lost time.
He should be one of the more intriguing signings among the undrafted free agents because, after battling injuries in his final two seasons at Arizona, he wowed NFL scouts at the Wildcats’ Pro Day in March. He posted a vertical jump of 45 inches and ran a sub 4.4-second 40-yard dash.
After a big sophomore season, Grigsby was on pace to become the school’s career leading rusher, but the nagging injuries left him well short. He still finished with 2,957 career yards and 28 rushing touchdowns.
Grigsby recently talked to KOLD Channel 13 about the lockout, his offseason workouts and his injuries (you can see the interview on KOLD.com.)