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Dolphins RB Raheem Mostert cleared for contact after last year’s knee injury

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San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert is tackled by Green Bay Packers free safety Darnell Savage during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

It might be time to stop sleeping on Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert.

Mostert was fully cleared for contact and is gearing up for his first training camp with the Dolphins.

Mostert said last month that he was “close to 100 percent” after rehabbing the knee injury that kept him out for almost the entire season but it seems that he is back at full strength according to a tweet he posted earlier today.

Mostert missed all but one game for the San Francisco 49ers last season, but when healthy was one of the more productive backs in the NFL.

His best season came in 2019 when he ran for 772 yards, 8TDs,  and helped lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl.

Mostert has had multiple knee issues but is still one of the fastest backs in the NFL.

The Dolphins signed the veteran to a 1-year deal and head coach Mike McDaniel has openly said “he loves his RB’s explosiveness,” but will not rush a return.

“I know his expectations are to play Week 1 and we are not going to rush it,” McDaniel said Tuesday, via team transcript. “He’s come too far to have a setback, so he’s just diligently working day-in and day-out. But when he’s ready, he’ll be on the field for sure.”

With recently signed Chase Edmonds, Sony Michel, and Myles Gaskin already on the roster, there is no need to rush Mostert back, but his speed and ability to break tackles could help grind down opposing defenses down the stretch.

There’s no doubt that Chris Grier and Mike McDaniel are turning the Dolphins offense into a track team and the “legion of zoom” could be coming to a field near you.