Report: Miami Dolphins add former Cincinnati Bengals defensive back to coaching staff

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According to a report, the Miami Dolphins have made another addition to their coaching staff.

Ricardo Allen, who played in the NFL as recently as the 2021 season, appears to be Mike McDaniel’s newest addition.

Allen spent the 2021 NFL season as a player with the Cincinnati Bengals. After the Bengals fell to the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl, Allen decided to call it a career.

At just 30 years old, Allen is pretty young to already be retired from the league, but it’s clear that he’s ready for what’s next. His newest chapter appears to be an exciting one with the Dolphins.

The former fifth-round pick will surely bring some youthful energy to Miami’s staff, which is something that the Dolphins’ coaching group doesn’t lack at all. McDaniel himself is just 38 years old.

Allen played with the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons before spending the final season of his playing career with the Bengals. During his time with Atlanta, he made it to another Super Bowl, but the Falcons infamously came up short against the New England Patriots.

Since the Purdue University product wasn’t able to capture an NFL title as a player, he’s presumably very motivated to get the job done as a coach. That’s great news for the Dolphins, who need all hands on deck in order to become title contenders as soon as possible.

Miami is looking to crack the playoffs in the 2022 season for the first time since the 2016 campaign. Time will tell if the team can get the job done.