Dolphins re-sign S Louis Delmas, RB LaMichael James, QB Matt Moore

Running back LaMichael James (left) played two games with the Dolphins last season. Safety Louis Delmas is recovering from an ACL tear suffered in Week 14.

The Miami Dolphins brought back into the fold a trio of players Friday, re-signing safety Louis Delmas, running back LaMichael James and quarterback Matt Moore.

Delmas, 27, became a vocal leader in Miami’s secondary after signing a one-year deal with the Dolphins last offseason. He appeared in 13 games (12 starts) with Miami before tearing the ACL in his right knee in a Week 14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He registered 49 total tackles, one sack, one interception, one touchdown and three passes defensed.

"I am happy that we have been able to reach agreements with Louis and Matt to keep them as members of the Miami Dolphins," Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said in a press release. "Louis was a quality addition to Miami last season who added energy and playmaking ability from the safety position. Matt has provided stability and leadership for the Dolphins in his time here and we’re excited to have both of them back."

Despite the 9-12 month recovery time that typically accompanies a torn ACL, Delmas expects to be ready for the start of the 2015 season.

"The knee is great," Delmas said via conference call. "My doctors and my training staff have been doing a great job of managing me and making sure that I’m doing everything protocol-wise to be able to play the first game of the season.

"I definitely know that I’ll be ready for the first game of the season. That’s definitely not a worry for me."

When Delmas does return to the field, he’ll be reunited with Miami’s biggest offseason acquisition, Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. A second-round pick of the Lions in the 2009 NFL Draft, Delmas spent four seasons with Suh on Detroit’s defense.

"(We’re) definitely going to have fun," Delmas said of Suh’s arrival. "That’s one guy right there that can basically run a whole defense by himself. He has great enthusiasm, great energy to the ball and he’s a vicious player when it comes time to get to the ball."

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"He creates havoc when he gets there. I’m definitely excited to be re-united with him, being that we shared a couple of years in Detroit. I’m excited, it’s a new year, a new look and a new defense."

Moore is entering his ninth NFL season, appearing in 40 career games with 25 starts. He has been with the Dolphins since 2011 and has appeared in 18 games with 12 starts.

James, 25, was elevated to Miami’s active roster Nov. 10 after initially signing to the practice squad on Oct. 1, 2014. He rushed for nine yards on three attempts in two games with Miami last season.

A second-round selection, 61st overall, of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2012 draft, James has played in 17 career games, rushing for 193 yards (4.4 avg.) and no touchdowns.

James will likely compete with Damien Williams and Mike Gillislee for the backup role behind starting running back Lamar Miller next season.

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