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Dolphins Free Agency 2012: Safety Tyrell Johnson Visits Miami

The Miami Dolphins recently had a visit from Minnesota Vikings free agent safety Tyrell Johnson, according to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post. The Dolphins are looking to replace recently departed free agent Yeremiah Bell, who was released on March 19.

Johnson, like Bell, is limited to the strong safety position, where he works in the box as an extra run defender. Last season, the Vikings had to put Johnson on the injured reserve list in late November because of a torn hamstring. Johnson has been limited to action in just 18 games over the last two seasons. He told 1500 ESPN in the Twin Cities that he was at 75-80 percent recovered following surgery to repair his hamstring. Johnson was a second-round pick in 2008.

For more on the Dolphins and their offseason moves, check out The Phinsider. Keep up with all the free agency news in the NFL at SB Nation's NFL hub.

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