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Guard John Jerry signs four-year deal

And then there were two.

That's how many of the Miami Dolphins eight draft picks are still not signed or agreed after third-round pick John Jerry agreed to a four-year contract today worth $2.64 million, according the National Football Post. Aaron Wilson at the Post reports Jerry will get guaranteed money of approximately $858,000.

[Update 5 p.m.: The Dolphins have confirmed that Jerry is signed.]

The Dolphins still have first-rounder Jared Odrick and second-rounder Koa Misi that are unsigned and haven't agreed to a deal. 

The Dolphins are searching for a starting left guard and Jerry has a good opportunity to win the spot. He is big (6-5 and 330 pounds) and strong and has played good competition (the SEC) while at Ole Miss.

But Jerry is obviously inexperienced in Miami's techniques and will have to beat out Donald Thomas and perhaps Nate Garner for the left guard spot. Thomas and Garner shared the job last year with Thomas fading somewhat late in the season while Garner became a factor after getting an initial opportunity at right guard.

The right guard spot, another question mark much of last season, is initially penciled in for Richie Incognito. Unlike Thomas or Garner, Incognito isn't really viewed as a swing guard that could play on the left side. Coaches like him almost exclusively on the right side.

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Welcome back Armandito you were missed bro. Come on lets get Odrick and Misi signed up!

Welcome back Armando and thanks for the information.

Steady as she goes. Only 2 left.

mando, at what point does the league get involved with the Merling situation? Does he have to be found guilty in a court of law before being suspended?

Mark,
He doesn't have to be found guilty to be suspended...i.e. Ben Roethlisberger.

Mark I had the same question about Merling too.
Good to see some of the regulars.

Good point Jared.

Hey Ace!

Where's NJ and Carlito???

Armando: What is the latest on Brian Hartline and his truck?

Mark, they are at the SS I guess. Dont worry they will be here soon. Training camp cannot come soon enough man.

Thank God Armando is back!!!!!! We needed our football fix!

Welcome back Mando, you were missed.

For sure, the World Cup was nice but this "dead" spot for sports in the summer make sit hard for me to get through the work day. I need my sports distraction!!!

I have no idea how SI and others are so high (pun intended) on the Dolphins considering there's a HUGE question mark on the defensive side of the ball. Actually a bunch of question marks.

A. Merling suspended?
B. Pass rush coming from where?
C. CBs still unproven
D. FS?
E. Will Starks transition to a 3/4 nose go
smoothly?

I'm not trying to be a bubble burster but I think SI and others are being overly optimistic. Yes if those questions work themselves out the phins could be looking at the playoffs but I think even then, winning the division is a stretch.

NYScott, Indy and NO had 2 of the worst defenses in the NFL last year - at least they had some serious achilles heels. I think the Dolphin defense can be better than either of those 2 units.

However, their offenses aren't as good as either of those 2 teams last year but I do think they have the makings of a top 8 offense if they stay healthy and Henne progresses.

Maaaaaaannnnnnnnddddddoooooooo!!!

Its all about Henne this year.

Jets added 6 names to their "ring of honor". Now they have 7 names altogether.

This year will be about our turnover ratio.

If we come anywhere close to what we did in our 10-6 turnaround year we will dominate.

Less Int's from Henne, more Int's from our secondary, were playoff bound easy.

1st day back and you're already the first Dolphin blog to break this news! Welcome back!

Mark-Had to cut out to get some peolpe lined out on a fishing spot. The signing of J. Jerry is another step to get all these rookies signed in time for camp. It looks like the order has been set with the lower picks signing first. I think Jerry might br the steal of this draft for two reasons 1 He and J.Long should be a wrecking crew on the left side for years. The backside protection that will be important if Henne is to continue and develop. 2 and this is purely personal. The pick of Jerry in round three allowed me to win my 20 dollar bet with The Cuban Menace. So Thank you Jerry.

We killed last year in time of possession with an injured Brown and musical chairs across the O-line.
With Jerry and Cognito relegating Thomas and Garner to being quality depth, it's only going to get worse for opposing teams. I dont think we'll be facing 8 men in the box quite as often either.

Welcome Back Armando!

Looking forward to Opening Day Dolphin camp 2010

ps
Home Took out NJ Fraud Fan

Nothing to It

Odin, What up? Hows your summer been?

This Year the Miami Dolphins with their Great FAs signing and Excellent draft + Mike Nolan

Will Win the AFC EAST

***** The Dynasty Be Fins! *****

This offense of the Miami Dolphins Will really come together this year

Very, Very Excited about our Home Team!

***** The Dynasty Be Fins! *****

Who's Jhon Jerry ? another no boday added to the dolphins roster .

Armando

Can u break the story of "Where the Hell Is Brian Hartline?"

No other police or sports reporter could do it

We r calling on the best to break the story

MANDO !

No Body

Hartline is at home now .

Darryl,

My summers been great.

Well, besides my Memorial Day blowout, firing my Hottie and Armando being on extended vacation.

It's alright, I've been on the Wagon(kind of-lol), working out and putting my new Honey through some OTA's :)

Hope you're having a good summer. Can't wait for Training Camp to begin.

Kris,

Who is Jhon Jerry?

Is he a No Boday?

Kris have you been drinking?

The signing of jerry is good but we will need to PASS the ball to win this year PERIOD... The fact is running the ball is still my favorite part of the offense it is actually starting to become unneccessary with everytime just airing it out all game!! Last year our team for whatever reason didnt want to adjust and our secondary suffered because of it! Mark my words if we dont try to and make big plays in the passing game we will be the same team of last year!! That colts and saints game last year was all the evidence you need! We controlled the ball and clock but they still won the game by passing and what do you know those two teams were in the superbowl with bad defenses!! GO FIGURE!!

The signing of jerry is good but we will need to PASS the ball to win this year PERIOD... The fact is running the ball is still my favorite part of the offense it is actually starting to become unneccessary with every team just airing it out all game!! Last year our team for whatever reason didnt want to adjust and our secondary suffered because of it! Mark my words if we dont try to and make big plays in the passing game we will be the same team of last year!! That colts and saints game last year was all the evidence you need! We controlled the ball and clock but they still won the game by passing and what do you know those two teams were in the superbowl with bad defenses!! GO FIGURE!!

Ted,

I agree with you whole heartedly.

The point I'm making is that with an even more dominate run game, the development of Henne and the addition of Marshall, other teams will be forced to pick their poison.

This year we should be able to dictate the game to opposing defenses. If you want to put 8 in the box our play action pass will kill you. If you want to drop extra guys into coverage, our run game will grind you up and wear you out.

I've been accused of being overly optimistic and as a fan, I always am. Still, the way I see this offense coming together, I don't think we'll even need a defense.

NostraHomo , you mean NJ PHIN FAN took your fraud butt out !! We saw what happened ! You got banned once again from the SS !!! you're a joke !!!

Bout time Mando, thought you were dead or even worse.......

Kidnapped by terrorists.

You are a national treasure after all.

Why is that the SS keeps banning Nostrahomo the clown ?? I wonder why ??

It is good to have you back Mando. This is my favorite dolphins blog.

A national treasure? OK.

Seriously Armando, glad you're back.

Still, what's with the comments being closed? Reminds me of the spoiled kid that took his ball and went Home.

Lots of good poster stay in touch here and all the crazies could been getting it "out of their systems".

Bad Move Armando.

Finally!!!!!! Were back!!!! Never thought I can miss this blog that much..... It's on... Hello to all...FinsAllDay!

Maybe an over statement odin, but in these times of economic deflation he now qualifies.

Hell, I even missed you.

FOLKS BOTH NJ AND HOME WERE SUSPENDED AT THE SS. I WAS THERE AND SAW IT.

Hartline and Merling are GONE lol

Po,

Due to the current economic "situation", I find myself rather forced to agree with you.

However, at the slightest inkling of even a misconstrued "upswing", he gets demoted back to average ordinary Beat Writer :)

Good to be back here O and have missed most all of you.

What Did Merling do to his his girl friend ? did he kill her ?

Mando!!!! When I checked the blog today and I saw three new blogs. I almost started crying in happiness. Lol. It's glad to have you back. Hope you enjoyed your vacation. Now give us some kick ass dolphins news.

I think the phins offense could be very good. I hope henning doesn't blow it. I agree with this year we need to be run first team but take more chances in deep passing for those chunk yards.
I think one mistake that both Baltimore and Atlanta did is to change that philosophy when Falco and ryan did well at rookies. Just because they were good on a run first team as they were their first year doesn't mean they'll be a good pass first team. Henne is in the same boat as they were last year. Comparing henne to manning and breeze is un fair. HE doesn't have their confidence yet.

I thought "kicking" Heroin was bad. I was having some serious withdrawals while my Dealer(Armando) was away.

I tried getting my fix on elsewhere(SS), but it was like getting generic vicodins.

It just wasn't the same you know, like throwing peebles at a charging Rhino.

Ahhhhhhh!!!! THANXS Armando.

Welcome back Armando. Almost time to get the ball rolling once again. Hopefully everyone had a good summer and is geared up for the start of camp. Really excited AND nervous for this thing to start. Huge year and lots of expectations. Fins and Heat and opening of New Marlins Stadium has to have Miami Fans pumped up for some First Class Sports Action around here. You can feel the excitement all around. I can't wait!!

Truth ...... i mean carlito . we know !

the truth is the truth.

Welcome back Armando, Great to see you survived your Summer break.

Not to much longer now, Training camp hits town and it FOOTBALL SEASON 2010!!! I have missed Armando's blog, reading Marlins comments on a Dolphin blog and comments by the same 4 posters on SS became a bit nauseating.
I very much agree with the post above commenting that this season is all about Henne. Should Chad come out and be what many of us think he is, there is no limit to how far Miami can go. The defense will be better, forget the idea of "Past Names", Nolan has Young, Big, Fast, Strong and motivated Men who don't have bad habits to break that are ready to do as they are coached. It is like starting over with our 1997 Defense again. A new group of players to mark a new era for the Dolphins. There is none of the "Past" (save Ricky who I feel has been "reborn") left to drag from season to season... Its all brand new and shiny toys to terrorize teams who know nothing about them.
Let the doubters doubt, its not about them, its about OUR DOLPHINS and another season with as much a chance as anyone to make a HUGE impact on this season.

Go Dolphins 2010!!!!!!!

Odin, great analogy The SS is like generic vicodin that is hilarious. You are on point there. This is the filling of the script, and god knows for any junkie, that is the best day of the month(or in this case the summer)

What ever happened to OJ Atogwe? Haven't paid to much attention to things all summer. Where did he end up. Also is there any thoughts as to any veterans that might be able to help on the defensive line? The loss of players over the last few days is cause for concern.

CarltheChamp says,

I hope Brian Hartline can lay off the sauce, he is an excellent complimentary player for BMarshall, as far as John Jerry goes I am excited for the old boy, he is a hard worker and he deserves what he gets. GOPHINS

Hey Wassup Darryl D!!!

Long time no see bud. Hope all has been well with ya. Otogwe signed with the Rams again. He got decently phat $$ so I don't think the Phins wanted to pay for Otogwe with his injury history.

I see some familiar screen names in here already. Sup fellas.

The Phins sign G John Jerry. It is my prediction he will be one of the top 2 draftees from this draft class.

It looks like a Le Mans start as the Phins hop into the Mach 5 for the start of the season. Gotta start strong to set the tone.

Cheers,

OMG the pre-season is close!

Welcome back Armandito, you've beed missed.

...Heeeees Baaaaack.

Time to join the real world again. Oh well. Nice to see you back.

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