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Tannehill agrees, expected at practice Sunday

Ryan Tannehill has made the trek over from the Bradenton, where he was working out at the IMG Academy, after agreeing to terms on a contract with the Dolphins.

ESPN Profootballtalk.com was the first to report the agreement through a source believed to be the player's agent. Agent Pat Dye has refused to answer emails or phone calls from The Herald.

[Update: A source close to Tannehill has confirmed the deal to The Herald.]

Tannehill, Miami's first-round pick, mised the first two days of practice and two walk-thru sessions as well. He is behind both David Garrard and Matt Moore in the chase for the Dolphins starting job. It is unclear if the Dolphins, who initially hoped he would compete for the job, will let him even join the competition by taking first-string snaps in the near future.

The holdup in the negotiations had been believed to be offset language which protected the Dolphins from paying all of Tannehill's guaranteed money in case he was released before his four-year contract expired.

It is believed Dye blinked on the issue even though the No. 7 pick and No. 9 pick had no offset language in their contracts. Tannehill was selected eighth overall.

The Dolphins, however, are believed to have also made some concessions to make a deal work for both parties.

Full terms of the contract are not yet available but should be by next week.

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