MISSOULA — Former Montana Grizzlies defensive end Tyrone Holmes is signing with the Miami Dolphins, according to a report from the former team reporter for the San Antonio Commanders of the American Alliance of Football.
Holmes was a pass rusher for San Antonio in the inaugural season of the AAF this spring before the eight-team league folded last week. Since the AAF shut down, 21 former AAF players have signed with an NFL team as of 4:38 p.m. MT Monday, according to an updated tracker from the Sporting News.
The 6-foot-2, 253-pound Holmes had joined San Antonio in December but was released from his contract and signed with the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers to be on their practice squad in late December. He left the Chargers to rejoin San Antonio in January, and he made the Commanders' final 52-player roster.
Holmes spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons with the NFL's Cleveland Browns. He tallied nine tackles and one sack across 15 games. He then had a brief stint with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs on their practice squad. He was initially a sixth-round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
As a senior at Montana, Holmes was named the STATS FCS Defensive Player of the Year in 2015. He also landed on four All-America teams.
Frank Gogola, 406mtsports.com