DAVIE, Fla. (AP) â€” Former Pro Bowl kick returner Clifton Smith has signed with the Miami Dolphins.
Smith, released Sunday by Tampa Bay, joined the Dolphins for Wednesday's practice. He made the Pro Bowl with the Buccaneers as a rookie in 2008, when he averaged 27.6 yards on kickoff returns and 14.1 on punt returns.
Smith led the NFL in kickoff returns in 2009 with an average of 29.1 yards. But he was slowed by injuries last year and during the Bucs' recent training camp.
The Dolphins have been seeking a replacement for returner Ted Ginn Jr., traded in April to San Francisco.
To make room on the roster for Smith, Miami waived offensive lineman Joe Reitz.