Damon Arnette -- who was cut by the Raiders after he recorded himself waving around firearms while threatening somebody -- has just been signed by the Dolphins.
The team announced the move Wednesday ... saying it's added Arnette to its practice squad just over one month after the Raiders released him.
The move is surprising -- because while Arnette, a former first-round pick, is talented, his off-field issues have certainly raised some concerns.
The 25-year-old defensive back has been hit with 2 lawsuits in the past year -- with one alleging he injured a woman during a car crash in 2020.
Dawg wtf is going on in Las Vegas? Look at Raiders CB Damon Arnette flexing a gun saying he gon kill somebody smh pic.twitter.com/PiJKT5Cyq7— Robert (9-4) 💔💔❄️⏳ (@RobertRaymond46) November 6, 2021
Dawg wtf is going on in Las Vegas? Look at Raiders CB Damon Arnette flexing a gun saying he gon kill somebody smh pic.twitter.com/PiJKT5Cyq7
Of course, disturbing video of Arnette brandishing guns also surfaced in November -- and in the clip, the former Ohio State star can be heard making threats to somebody.
"I swear to God I will kill you, n****," Arnette says in the footage. "On everything I love, I will kill you, n****. You talking crazy."
Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said after releasing the corner that the video was "unacceptable."
Damon Arnette locking up Henry Ruggs 👀🍿 pic.twitter.com/jLxvkpjt4e— Bobby Shouse (@B_Shousejr) December 15, 2021
Damon Arnette locking up Henry Ruggs 👀🍿 pic.twitter.com/jLxvkpjt4e
"We can not stand the video of Damon with a gun threatening to take a life," Mayock told reporters at the time ... "The bottom line; the Raiders will not tolerate this type of behavior."
The Dolphins are clearly willing to give Arnette a second chance -- though it remains to be seen if he'll ever have the opportunity to be ultimately be elevated to the team's active roster.