ASU alum & free agent Tyrell Johnson visits Dolphins

MIAMI (Palm Beach Post) - Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland returned home from a trip to check out quarterback prospects Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M) and Brock Osweiler (Arizona State) and got right back to work.

The Dolphins hosted two free agents Monday - former Minnesota Vikings strong safety Tyrell Johnson and former Washington Redskins outside linebacker Rocky McIntosh, a former standout at the University of Miami.

Johnson, 26, was the Vikings' second-round pick in 2008 out of Arkansas State and recorded two interceptions in four seasons. He started 27 games but fell out of favor with the coaching staff, starting just five games the past two seasons combined. If signed, he would replace Yeremiah Bell, who was cut by Miami two weeks ago. The Dolphins have not dismissed the idea of re-signing Bell, either.