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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.

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First! do you know the numbers of the deal?

I am very happy we got him signed so early. Although, I don't regret trading Welker at all because of how much value we got for him in return. Camarillo has been a great surprise ever since the season saving catch last year vs. Baltimore

all you have to ask yourself is would I rather have current center satele or wes welker, because that's the player we got with the trade. The 2nd round pick. I'd be willing to bet right now the pats would trade welker for satele.

I am happy for Greg, he plays with a alot of heart out there!!! HE DESERVES THE MONEY HES GETING!!!

BIG-UPS G.C!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!

I'd be willing to bet Camarillo would have had a similiar year that welker had last year if he was on that patriot team last year with tom Brady. The dolphins need a big fast tall wideout. A boldin, reggie Wayne, burress, bradon Marshall, not spiderman(toby)(welker)

5 to 6 mil is a steal for a guy who will be leading the team in receptions for the next 3 years.

Greg's contract is 3 years worth 6 million dollars!!! And he deserves every penny!!! HARD WORKING KID!!!!!

NOW GO OUT AND GET ME 3TD'S ON SUNDAY ONE FOR EVERY YEAR ON THAT NICE CONTRACT. HAHAHA

I like Greg Camarillo. I think he's a good player with the potential and the skill and the will to become a better player. May even be better than our prized first round pick of '07 (If you could see me, I just rolled my eyes).

But, I don't want to get off topic. This was a good move by the Dolphins organization to keep a really good player who has so far played well for the dolphins. Glad to see the deal done.

If Camarillo gets 3 TDs against the Pats, I'll pay the contract .....

I used to worry about people being signed by this team - those days are gone.

Thanks Bill, Jeff and Tony for making football fun again.

Let's be honest, any true Dolphin fan will have a lifelong special place in their heart for Greg Camarillo. His game winning catch last year, ranked up there with some of the most important plays in Dolphin history (sadly).

That said, what's more impressive is how, through hard work and determination, this underdog got himself the starting spot on the roster this season and is now our leading receiver.

I am glad that he is getting paid. Way to go GC!

Good move!

Great news for Camarillo. Everybody complains how we let Welker go last year but we actually got a great deal for a free agent pick up. I would take Satale any day and hey should have a nice long career with Miami much like Kevin Mawae had with the Jets. Even though he led Miami in receptions the year before, no way Welker would have had that kind of year that he had last year with the Pats. Not with the squad we had. Anyway great signing.

Congrats to Greg Camarillo for being rewarded with a nice 3 year/$6 million dollar contract. I have no doubt that he'll be worth every penny of that contract.

Now, I want to get to some other business at hand. Fellow Dolfans, as some of you may have heard some of our favorite Miami Dolphins players are leading in the balloting for the 2009 Pro Bowl. Those guys are Ronnie Brown, Jake Long and Joey Porter. Also, RB Patrick Cobbs trails by a few votes to make the Pro Bowl roster as a Special Teamer. As you can see, your vote does matter, you do have a voice, and you have made an impact on the 2009 Pro Bowl roster.

However, the voting is not over. I need you all to go to the following website and put our favorite players over the top and make sure that their tickets are punched for Hawaii. Especially, Patrick Cobbs! Look, in a season where are Special Teams have been far from special, I think we owe it to the one guy who IS making plays, and who has been effective as a Special Teams to reward him with the honor of going to the 2009 Pro Bowl! We can do this, we can make it happen, YES WE CAN!!! Please, go to the following site to cast your votes:

http://www.nfl.com/probowl/ballot

VOTE AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN!!! ROCK THE VOTE AND GO DOLPHINS!!!

Congratulations Camarillo now spread the wealth!!! lol jk

hey pat maybe you should stop rolling your eyes and start watching the games and the number of big plays that 2007 1st round pick is making.

way to go fins. GC has been a hardworking kid ever since he got here. reminds me a little of Ed McCaffery. glad he will be here. we need to stop getting on Ginn. he has shown marked improvement. remember this is only his second year. trust me this guy will be a star. how many players can score on kick and or punt returns, catches and runs. trust me he will be fine.

Let's be honest, any true Dolphin fan will have a lifelong special place in their heart for Greg Camarillo. His game winning catch last year, ranked up there with some of the most important plays in Dolphin history (sadly).

That said, what's more impressive is how, through hard work and determination, this underdog got himself the starting spot on the roster this season and is now our leading receiver.

I am glad that he is getting paid. Way to go GC!

Play Wilford and then get on his game if it sucks... the last time he was on the field for the Jags he was making big plays for Quinn and Garrard.
It doesn't make sense to even make an offer for a free agent WIde Receiver and then not play him... He is the most physical wide receiver we have and brings another element to the offense... I would find a way to use him! no doubt for that much money I'd atleast have him out there for blocking in the wildcat

Why is The Herald erasing comments such as the fact that the Palm Beach Post had this story 6 hours before Armando reported it?

The Herald needs to hire a better Dolphin Insider. I'm sure in this economy there would be many applicants for the job.

I'm glad we signed him. However, you guys saying you are glad we traded Welker are tards. First, we still could have Satele if we didn't use a certain other 2nd round pick on John Beck. We could have taken Ginn and Satele, or even Quinn and Satele and just left John Beck out of it. Hind sight is 20/20 sure, but had this team been managed properly they could of held on to Welker. Cameron was a moron for letting him go. Make no mistake....Camarillo is NOT Welker. I am glad we held on to him though.

Phinneas...are you Wilfords agent? This bust can't make the field due to LACK OF TALENT & EFFORT. He's a lazy olf. Trade him if he has ANY value. Total bust!

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Camarillo brillo
Flamin out along her head,
I mean her mendocino bean-o
By where some bugs had made it red

She ruled the toads
Of the short forest
And every newt in idaho
And every cricket who had chorused
By the bush in buffalo

She said she was
A magic mama
And she could throw a mean tarot
And carried on without a comma
That she was someone I should know

She had a snake for a pet
And an amulet
And she was breeding a dwarf
But she wasnt done yet
She had gray-green skin
A doll with a pin
I told her she was awright
But I couldnt come in
(I couldnt come in right then...)

And so she wandered
Trough the door-way
Just like a shadow from the tomb
She said her stereo was four-way
An Id just love it in her room

Well, I was born
To have adventure
So I just followed up the steps
Right past her fuming incense stencher
To where she hung her castanets

She stripped away
Her ranchid poncho
An laid out naked by the door
We did it till we were un-concho
An it was useless any more

She had a snake for a pet
And an amulet
And she was breeding a dwarf
But she wasnt done yet
She had gray-green skin
A doll with a pin
I told her she was awright
But I couldnt come in
(actually, I was very busy then)

And so she wandered
Trough the door-way
Just like a shadow from the tomb
She said her stereo was four-way
An Id just love it in her room

Well, I was born
To have adventure
So I just followed up the steps
Right past her fuming incense stencher
To where she hung her castanets

She said she was
A magic mama
And she could throw a mean tarot
And carried on without a comma
That she was someone I should know

(is that a real poncho...i mean
Is that a Mexican poncho
Or is that a Sears poncho?
Hmmm...no foolin ...)

Are you any smarter or richer for knowing this information 6 hours earlier than the Palm Beach Post?

One of the main reasons we check this blog on a daily basis is to read the comments people post. To share our thoughts and opinions on the Dolphins.

Greg... might not be the fastest or the strongest, but he is a play maker. And, those the type of players we need.

Im very happy to hear that we signed Camarillo he is a dependable smart player which you can count on when he gets the ball thrown his way,he has excellent hands and knows how to get open.I remember HOWARD TWILLY from the '72 dolphins he was that type of player too.Good job Parcell and crew!

I would have tendered Camarillo. Then, the Fins could have traded him. Sure, he's a hard worker, but he isn't physically gifted. We need an upgrade at WR, not the same old, same old.

BTW...Pats to Win this weekend.

I believe this is a sign of things to come. The Dolphins current management is going to spend their money wisely. Also, I don't believe you will see large offers to the five other guys. This is a good team headed in the right direction. I suspect management has a long list of quality players that would love to play for this team in 2009 in replacement of these five if their agents become unreasonable. After all, what else does Bill have to do these days??

From my perspective, Vernon Carey and/or Channing Crowder can go wither away in Cincinnati for $5MM a year. They have peeked as professionals and aren't worth a whole lot more than they currently make - maybe a little more for Crowder, but certainly not Carey.

So the quaterback guru Cam Cameron wasn't able to give Miami a starting QB, instead finding Camarillo and Ginn. How awesome is that.

Benz: This blog's purpose is not to give publicity to other publications or blogs and so if you post an advertisement for someone else, it will disappear. Guaranteed.

Also, the Palm Beach Post did have the Camarillo story first -- by about an hour. If you believe you can do better feel free to apply at The Herald. But I doubt the paper would have any interest in someone who can't tell the difference between 6 hours and 60 minutes.

Camarillo is the kind of guy you want to be with the team. He is everything he symbolizes. No Dolfan that was around watching our morbid performance last year will ever forget him breaking free for that redeeming touchdown and win in overtime.

He is in the tradition of players like Howard Twilley, Jim Jensen, and other overachievers in the NFL. I love having him along for the ride. I'll even throw in enemy "Flashlight" Wayne Chrebet. These guys make you love watching football.

Oh, snap. Benz you've just been taken to the woodshed.

Please cut the following players:

Pennington
Beck
*Ginn

W. Allen
J. Allen

Thank you!


Mondo gets so defensive, I read all three of the major papers that report Dolphins news...and I'm from CA

Who cares who had the news first, this is the only place I come for Dolphins news. So if it was 1hr or 6 it still doesn't matter!!

BENZ get a life, better yet get a JOB!!! Then you wouldn't be checking every site to see who has what first!!!! Would it have matter if they were posted at the same time? Most of us wouldn't have seen this until today anyway. It just went up on the DOLPHINS site so are they slow too???

Off topic but can you tell me what draft pick we got for Booker from the Eagles tunred into?

Who did the Cowboys get for the Ayodele and Fasano deal?

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