Dolphins players started streaming into the club's Davie training facility this morning and that included multiple players who are not thrilled with their current contracts. But it did not include first-round pick Dion Jordan.
Jordan, the No. 3 overall player selected in the April draft, remains unsigned at this hour. And thus he did not report on time. The Dolphins are "hopeful" Jordan comes to an agreement with the team by the time Sunday's first camp practice rolls around at 8 a.m.
We'll see if that happens.
[UPDATE: Jordan agreed to a four-year contract at around 2 p.m. this afternoon. Everyone is signed. And he will be present for the first day of practice Sunday.]
Meanwhile, safety Reshad Jones is at camp. And defensive tackle Randy Starks is at camp.
Starks, unhappy he was tagged as Miami's franchise player, wants a multi-year deal rather than the one-year tender. He stayed away from practically the entire offseason program and OTAs to make his displeasure known.
Camp is apparently a different story. Although Starks still wants a multi-year deal, he reported.
Seems to me it is unlikely Starks will get a multi-year deal in the very near future. The club has him tied contractually for the season -- at $8.4 million -- and obviously wants to see how he and Paul Soliai perform before deciding which one it will try to keep beyond 2013. (It's possible Miami keeps both players beyond 2013 if both agree to bargain deals, but the likelihood of that is not high).
Jones, in the final year of his contract, wants an extension. He made that quite clear to the team during the offseason. Simply, he believes he's outperformed his fifth-round rookie deal after starting the past two seasons. He threatened to sit out offseason activities in March. The club appeased him by saying it would visit the contract issue in July.
It's July, folks.
He has no new deal, but Jones has decided to be a good soldier as long as he's hearing the right things from the club. Apparently, he's been hearing he right things from the club.
So outside of Jordan, the Dolphins are looking good on dealing with players with contract issues. [UPDATE: Obviously, with Jordan also in the fold, no issues all around. Good start!]