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Dolphins sign their first three rookies to deals

The Dolphins are getting started on getting their rookies under contract. The team today announced the signing of linebacker Jelani Jenkins, defensive back Don Jones, and kicker Caleb Sturgis.

All are getting four-year contracts under the rules of the collective bargaining agreement. 

The Jenkins deal is worth approximately $2.575 million. The Sturgis deal is worth approximately $2.24 million. The Jones deal is worth approximately $2.14 million. This all assumes each players sees all four years of the deal, obviously.

Jones got approximately $45,000 in guaranteed money in the form of a signing bonus. Sturgis got approximately $145,000 in guaranteed money. Jenkins got a signing bonus of approximately $472,000.

The Dolphins have nine draft picks, so six remain unsigned. (No issues, they'll all sign).

Jenkins was Miami’s first fourth-round selection (104th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida. Started 31 games at Florida and played in 36 total games during his career. Jenkins finished his career with 182 tackles (109 solo), six sacks, 17 stops for loss and six quarterback pressures and three interceptions.  Born March 13, 1992 in Rockville, Maryland, Jenkins attended Our Lady of Good Council High School in Olney, Md. where he lettered in both football and track.

Jones was Miami’s seventh round selection (250th  overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft out of the Arkansas State University.  A two year starter for the Red Wolves, he played in 26 games and recorded 128 tackles, two interceptions, one sack and one blocked kick. Born May 14, 1990 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Jones attended Hazelwood High School in Town Creek, Alabama, where he lettered in football and track.

Sturgis was the second of Miami’s two fifth round selections (166th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida. During his career he made 70 of 88 field goal attempts which set school records, while his 70 made field goals also placed seventh on the Southeastern Conference all-time record chart. Over the course of his career he amassed 340 points which currently ranks third in school annals behind Chandler’s 368, and Tim Tebow’s 342 (2006-09)..  Born August 9, 1989 in Boca Raton, Florida, Sturgis attended St. Augustine High School (Florida), where he lettered in football and soccer.

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Good, I've seen silly panic tweets to Omar from the angry nutbags about rookie signings.

DJ Will Be The Last To Sign.

Say GOODBYE to Dan Carpenter.

I think this kid Jones will be special barring injuries!!! The Jones boys manning the secondary!! Good luck kid!!!!

Playoffs!

One question for the Gators fans or not. Is Jelani Jenkins a MLB or an OLB?
I want the times of Z. Thomas - J. Taylor back, and I don't know if J. Jenkins - D. Jordan could do that again.

Hooray!!!

I want the times of Z. Thomas - J. Taylor back,

Posted by: adrian solorza | May 14, 2013 at 05:44 PM


WHY???

How many playoff games did they help us win?

How many times did they let the opposing team march it down there throats

They rarely ever stopped an opposing offense in the 4th quarter when it mattered most.

Rockville MD. How about that....make us proud kid.

They are NOT their first three rookies. Dion Jordan was their first rookie.

Armando,

The idiot Dashi, and a few more idiots just like them, think I have nothing better to do than chase them around in fake screen names. You've already publically posted that I don't you use fake screen names, therefore, Im not asking you to do it again.

Just kick back and laugh at these fools, as Im sure the ones attacking them in these fake screen names are also doing too. It's just hilarious the lowly intellectual levels of these pre K fools.

Their bodies may have left pre-K, but their minds never did.

And I Apologize If My Words Hurt.

Funny Thing Is People Can Be Derogatory And Denigrating Towards Dashi. All Day Every Day. Dashi Shows His Thick Skin. Yet, They Cry And Complain As Soon As Dashi Starts Slapping Them Around.

Makes You Wonder.

And I Repeat For The Millionth Time!! Dashi Has Never Instigated 1 Argument. I Wait Til People Attack Dashi. Then I Respond.

Even With You YG!

Dashi And You Were Having A Civilized Discussion Til You Decided To Start With The Personal Insults.

And I Even Tried To Be The Bigger Man After Your Initial Attacks. And You Kept Coming At Me.

Ask Anyone Who Saw The Discussion.

But Again Dashi Will Be The Bigger Man And Apologize If You Got Offended.

Posted by: Dashi | May 14, 2013 at 06:12 PM

Dashi, from the last blog:

Your Body Composition And Your Genetics Has A Lot To Do With It.

Posted by: Dashi | May 14, 2013 at 05:09 PM
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True Dashi and I could be totally wrong. I have no problems admitting that. And you're right about Genetics. There's not much I can do to learn about an individual players genetics and physiology.

Having said that though, I can speculate with the available evidence.

1. Jordan played at or about 230 at Oregon.

So I can assume that **HIS NORMAL** playing weight is around 225 to 235. That's a fair dedeuction going with the available evidence.

2. Jordan gained as much weight as he could preparing for the draft and the possibility of being considered a DE.

Jordan was able to go from 230 to 248. He wasn't playing during this time and I'm sure he was working with competent trainers to put on the weight intelligently.

From all of this, I think you can safely draw some somewhat accurate conclusions.

1. For now, with his body fat down to 3%, Joradn has somewhat maxed out as far as gaining weight.

2. He could put on more weight before training camp. But it will be minimal. Just like losing weight, the first pounds are always easier than the later pounds.

3. It's common knowledge that most NFL players(The Big Guys anyways)usually start to lose weight during training camp and continue to do so over the course of the season. The ones that play alot.

So my overall conclusion is that Jordan will eventually be big abd strong enough to play DE exclusively. If that's what he's trying to do and that's what his Coaches want.

I believe this because of his age and his frame. At 6'-7", he could eventually carry 260 to 270 pretty easily.

I'm just saying, it won't be this year. He's maxed out at 250 and is getting close to the point in the off season(training camp)where guys like him start to lose the weight.

This brings me to my "OLB over DE" conclusion. I think the Kid is way to talented and that it would be too big of a waste to just play him as a situational pass rusher.

It would also be a waste of picks 12 and 42, Not a complete waste of course, but who spends picks like that on a situational project type of player?

Jordan's a perfect OLB prospect. He has all the tools to be a great 4-3 OLB and a 3rd down pass rush **OPTION**. In this scenario you would be **FORCING** O-Lineman and the QB to account for Jordan at all times. EVERY SINGLE SNAP! He could blitz or drop and the O-Lineman, the RB staying in to block and the QB better know where he's at and what he's doing at all times.

One last note: In this scenario, Jordan's weight, strength and body fat percentage would **ALREADY BE** PERFECT!

ValHalla!!!!

All citizens of Kentucky will live in ceramic pyramids in the future.

Oscar,

I'm Not Even Going To Respond On The Misleading Title. Mando Seems To Do This On Purpose, I Guess.

You Are Correct Though.

The Title Should've Just Read "Dolphins Sign 3 Rookie Draft Picks"

HoHO!, Dashi.

Odin,

Totally Agree With Your Post.

And Even Agreed With What You Said Yesterday. Specially With The Comment That You Don't Gain Weight Once The Games Start.

I Was Just Talking About The Exception To The Rule.

And being Skinny Doesn't Mean You Have No Strength. Which Is What Everyone Sort Of Seem To Think. I Played With A Couple Guys That Were Wiry And Were Some Of The Strongest Players On The Team.

Pyramids are great to live in. They carry a certain Stability.

Dashidiot,

I only attack you back in my screen name, YG4E. Although I appreciate your conviction, and as unbelievable as it may seem your infantile level of intelligence.

Im not the only here that sees you as a totally laughable, yet at the same time, worthless mound of evaporating in the wind cow dong pattie.

There's something seriously and mentally warped in the mind of anyone permanently referring to himself in the 3rd person.

God are you bloggers dumb and illiterate.

The title DOESN"T say they signed their first three picks, it says they signed their first three rookies. Had they signed one, it would have said they signed their first rookie, not their first pick. Jeez wet brains!


The title is fine. There is such a thing as NUANCE in the English language. The were the first three rookies to be signed!!


Now go eat some kelp.

Odor and Dashiki are such cute little lovebirds.

LETS GO HEAT!!!

Y no hay Mangos.

There's something seriously and mentally warped in the mind of anyone permanently referring to himself in the 3rd person.

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone 4Ever! | May 14, 2013 at 06:25 PM

Tt is a sign of someone hiding from themselves, evading themselves, because they don't like themselves. By referring to yourself in the third person, it is almost like saying well that isn't me.

Posted by: Unreal | May 14, 2013 at 06:27 PM


YUP!

Now that I agree with you, expect to be accused of being me by the bottom feeding fish. Suggesting they eat kelp would be suggesting that mentally they're moving upwards.

They're are saying on the radio that Spo is another Red Auerbach.

And You Know I See DJ As A OLB That Can Play DE. We Drafted Him As A OLB. That Is What Goodell Said When He Announced His Name.

People Want To Compare Him To JT. But I Believe If He Lives Up To His Potential He Fits The L. Taylor Mold. LT Was Drafted #2 Overall. Can Rush The Passer And Defend A TE.

Derrick Thomas Is Another One I See Him As.

DJ Is Better At Pass Coverage Than Misi.

Not Saying He Won't Grow Into A DE.

People Also Forget He Is Recovering From Injury. Doubt He Can Hit The Weights With The Intention To Gain Weight.

People say well language doesn't matter, it is only a football blog. Well, when you get used to reading Armando's 3rd grade, mistake prone writing, all of a sudden you begin struggling the moment you have to think about what he wrote.

The dumbing down of America knows no boundries.

Sorry, I'm multicybertasking now.

Posted by: Maslow | May 14, 2013 at 06:32 PM

In Dashidiot's case, he far to the other end of the extreme. He is one who is unreturnably absorbed and lost in self. Its, "see how great I am".

However, it makes his location very easy to find. Just look for an over inflated head hovering hundreds of feet in where he lives.

Nuances.

Get It Right Genius.

You Can Play They Syntax Card All You Want. At Least Go All Out And Actually Sound More Educated Than Everyone If You Do.

Don't Play Grammar Police, When You Are Breaking The Laws Yourself.

Get It Right Genius.

And You Know I See DJ As A OLB That Can Play DE. We Drafted Him As A OLB. That Is What Goodell Said When He Announced His Name.


Posted by: Dashi | May 14, 2013 at 06:34 PM


So you take Goodall's word over Head Coach Philbin? Ok goofball

YG may not be right about everything, but he hit the nail on the head when it comes to being right about you?

Certainly the English language has nuances. So do We.

Sorry, I'm multicybertasking now.

Posted by: oscar canosa | May 14, 2013 at 06:36 PM

Oscar,

Are you watching cyber-porn while also being in Armando's blog again?

There is such a thing as NUANCE in the English language.

That sentence is perfectly correct as is. 'Nuances' would NOT be the correct word there.


Lesson for you:

Is nuance.
Are nuances.

More proof how dumbed down you are.

Nuances.

Get It Right Genius.

You Can Play They Syntax Card All You Want. At Least Go All Out And Actually Sound More Educated Than Everyone If You Do.

Don't Play Grammar Police, When You Are Breaking The Laws Yourself.

Get It Right Genius.

Posted by: Dashi | May 14, 2013 at 06:38 PM


Sorry, but you may be too much of an idiot for me to respond to further.

There is nuance in the English language.

Did you buy your GED or just lie about having one?


WHY???

How many playoff games did they help us win?
- Without consulting the web (I realy don't like it in this case, because I preffer my point of view), maybe two, and at least I'm sure one against Seattle in the last season of Jimmy Johnson

How many times did they let the opposing team march it down there throats
- So many, the example is above.


They rarely ever stopped an opposing offense in the 4th quarter when it mattered most.
- I don't think so. If the other way arround, Dan Marino will not have so many come backs wins.

Posted by: Ian | May 14, 2013 at 06:08 PM

But I give you reason, as Jordan and Jenkins should be themselves, not a copy of other guys in the past.
It was just a momentary melancholy.
Thank you.


Now I see where the moniker DashIdiot comes from...I'm catching on.

You See My 6:14 Post Was Dead On.

Attack And Attack.

I Can Only Play Jesus For So Long Before I Strike With The Wrath Of God.

But Like God I Giveth And I Taketh.

Have Fun Talking About Dashi.

Nuance only belongs to the observer, Son.

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

Which One Are You?

The Fins Haven't Had 1 Shutout Since Zach Left.

The Closest We Came Was The Tebow Debacle.

Well, I must go and cook my white rice and Tempura shrimp now.

Dashi,

Word of advice. Own up to your mistakes. Check your grammar guide if that isn't too much work for you.


Mocking the person who was correct while you let your fake pride hide the fact that you were dead wrong is sad for anyone to see.

Until the age of 12, Armando lived in a remote Peruvian mountain village where he was known as "Pepito, the Ape Boy" because of his dexterity and skill in climbing trees for fruits and nuts his family would sell at the market.

When you consider Armando's humble beginnings, I think one would forgive the occasional lapse in grammar or column that doesn't rise to the standards of Ernest Hemingway (or perhaps even Ernest Borgnine).

Well, our Asians are for now, our Euro-Indians are for another. You pick'em.

Oscar,

You Can Tell The People Who Grew Up Using A Pictionary, And Who Used A Real Dictionary.

Limited Vocabulary and Constantly Getting The Definition Of The Words They Use Wrong.

But They Act Like Rhodes Scholars.

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

Which One Are You?

Posted by: Dashi | May 14, 2013 at 06:47 PM

When quoting famous first lady's, at least give them their due respect and not try to make yourself look like you have any wisdom when you don't.

On the Dashi/YG confrontation....

Dashi has done more than enough to prove YG correct in his assessments.

Dashi is a born fool. The type that always will be.

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

Which One Are You?

Posted by: Dashi | May 14, 2013 at 06:47 PM


And Dashi talks about spitting and swallowing! LOL.

Somebody call me?

There is nuance to the English language.

There are nuances to the English language.

Remember it, and you'll thank me later.

Language is the fabric of society. Do you want fine silk or polyester?

Good night all.

Well, polyester has its advantages...

I can multi-task.

It's pretty funny that Minnesota politicians passed a 975 MILLION dollar deal to build a new stadium. Over half will be paid with taxpayer money.

Here's why it's funny. This has been a long time coming, they wanted to renovate but taxpayers wanted nothing to do with helping pay what would have been 1/4 of what they are willing to pay now. The Vikings weren't good so people wouldn't pay.

Now the team has been good for a while and people are falling over themselves to help pay. They will pay much more because they have confidence in the teams direction now when they could have payed far less and the team would still be what it is today. Not paying back then didn't make the team better, that's just the natural cycle of sports.

This will happen in Miami too. The team will eventually be good again, they will seek public funding to build a new stadium because the renovations will not be enough. The cost will be double and the team will pay less but taxpayers will pay much more when they could have paid ZERO dollars to begin with (the 120 mil from local taxes was a loan the organization would have to pay back).

Yes people are stupid and gullible. You can thank Weatherford when your taxes go up to fund the project.

Hey Odin,

I commented on something someone else said to Dashi about his ignorant comments on China.

I didn't make the ignorant post about china, he did. Someone else said something to him & I agreed.

It was an A & B Convo, why don't you C you're way out of it?

Why are you singling me out? More reason to spew nonsense from your keyboard & bless us with it?

All of a sudden that makes me one of Dashi's trolls for ONE OR TWO POSTS!?

Why is it that people can say dumb things but, it's not Ok to tell them about it?

Give me a break with your blog political correctness. More trolls follow you than anyone and it's obvious why.

I make ONE comment & you get your panties all twisted. Typical.

It's a blog. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Don't like it? Tough. Learn to deal with it & stop whining.

Just as you can ramble on for page after page about NOTHING, I am certainly entitled to 1 post.

Funny how the rules are different for you, isn't it?

I'll never be as obnoxious as you have been for years.
Get over yourself, Nancy.

Yea, I know I know. I'm a gaytard monkey buoy troll. WE KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hell, I don't know much about it, but who owns the Stadium in GB? They seem to be doing fine up there.

Derrick Thomas Is Another One I See Him As.

Posted by: Dashi | May 14, 2013 at 06:34 PM
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Wow, how many posters here don't even talk about anything football related?

That's what I find unreal.

Anyways.........Dashi, Thomas is a good comparison. Thomas definitely came to mind when I was watching some FULL GAME vids on youtube.

DJ's first step and overall speed is very similar to Thomas'. Not only that, watch DJ's dip, low center of gravity and his hand/arm fighting skills. All very similar to Derrick Thomas'.

I know I shouldn't be comparing him to Hall Of Famers at this point, but he does share some of the same attributes.

I think DJ will be a one man wrecking crew in his own right. But it'll take a ton of dedication and maybe more importantly, not just great Coaching, but **SMART** Coaching.

Jordan can do it, but he needs to be given the **RIGHT** opportunities! Like being allowed to learn the OLOB position as he fine tunes his pass rushing skills.

Wheeler was rated as the most EFFECTIVE pass rushing 4-3 OLB by Pro Football Focus last season. Can you imagine having TWO great pass rushing OLB's starting and lining up behind Wake and Vernon(Odrick and Shelby)?

Wheeler and Jordan could BOTH drop or rush the passer! The guessing game would drive Brady Bonkers! THIS, on top of having Wake and Vernon tearing it up right in front of them!

It just doesn't make any sense whatsoever to NOT plug Jordan into the OLB spot immediately. After all, Misi is probably the biggest weak link we have on defense. Jordan would negate this instantly. He'd actually make our LBer corps one of the best.

It also doesn't make any sense to play him at DE. Not when we have Wake and Odrick as solid if not great. Then with Vernon and/or Shelby ready for their Breakout Seasons!

It just doesn't make any sense and I don't care what Mando or his TwinTarded Trolls Say-LMAO!

To anyone who types, " why doesn't Ross pay for it himself!"

It is my understanding that NFL rules don't allow owners to pay for their own stadiums and it has a lot to do with revenue sharing. Also, there is a rule in the NFL that states they will not give one penny toward any project unless there are public funds involved. If you bypass the NFL rules you receive the full wrath of the league.

I feel for you guys who were okay with the original deal because the next deal is going to bend you over. You didn't get to vote and you're wallet is going to suffer for that. Sorry guys, the idiots won so make sure you remind them why you're all paying more in a few years. Oh well.

**TOTAL BULLSHYT ALERT**
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So you take Goodall's word over Head Coach Philbin? Ok goofball

Posted by: Isaac | May 14, 2013 at 06:38 PM
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TrollTard has to make up lies to try and hang on this board. How pathetic-ROTFLMAO!

Listen up **BOY**, Philbin never said NO SUCH THANG!

Bhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant!

Instant Fail!!!!

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