Former linebacker Knott signs with Dolphins

Beau Berkley

After spending some time as a free agent, former ISU linebacker Jake Knott has found work in the sunshine state.

Knott announced via Twitter yesterday that he has signed on with the Miami Dolphins as a member of the practice squad. Since signing with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2013, Knott’s journey in the NFL has had some bumps in the road.

After playing sparingly for Philadelphia in 2013, Knott tested positive for a banned substance in 2014 and was forced to sit out the first four games of the season. The remainder of Knott’s short time with the Eagles was marred by hamstring and knee injuries before he was ultimately waived by the Eagles.

Knott and former linebacker A.J. Klein arguably formed one of the best linebacking duos in ISU history. Knott was a four-year starter at linebacker from 2009-12 for Iowa State and was voted to an All-Big 12 team three times in his four years as a Cyclone.