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Greg Camarillo signs deal with Miami Dolphins

As you know, I wrote about the five veterans whose agents are involved in contract negotiations with the Dolphins before they become unrestricted free agents at the end of the season. The Dolphins had another starter scheduled to become a restricted free agent after this season.

I say had because today the Dolphins signed receiver Greg Camarillo to a three-year contract. The deal is worth between $5 and $6 million.

This during a week folks are comparing Camarillo to Wes Welker, another receiver the Dolphins acquired as a special teams player after he was waived by another team and was not drafted originally. The Dolphins last year allowed Welker to go to New England in a trade made possible because the team did not sign the restricted player early.

This regime has decided Camarillo won't get there next year. He's going to be with Miami through 2011 if he's here the life of his new contract.

Camarillo is currently the Dolphins leading receiver.

Not too shabby for a guy who wasn't certain he'd be on the team when the preseason began. The guy is a fighter, he's smart, he's a guy you want on your team.