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Miami Dolphins Undrafted Free Agents: Lafayette Pitts signs as UDFA

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Pitt cornerback Lafayette Pitts was not expected to be selected in the NFL Draft. He wasn't but did latch on with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent.

It sounds, too, like Pitts had several offers to choose from before electing to join the Dolphins:

Pitts was a four-year starter with the Panthers but was oft maligned by fans. His promising freshman year made it seem like he had the potential to be a star, but that never really happened. He played in every single game during his time with the team and started each time except for one. Pitts keeping his job for four years proved the Panthers didn't really have better options, but his spotty play made him an easy target for criticism.

One thing he brings to the table is in the return game. In his first two seasons, he returned 49 kickoffs for just over 1,168 yards. He wasn't used much in that capacity later in his career with the emergence of Tyler Boyd and others, but he has the ability to pitch in there.

Pitts finished his career with four interceptions, 152 tackles, and 25 passes defended.

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