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Players with $ issues in camp [Updated]

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!]

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Posted by: ROTFLMAO | Jul 20, 2013 9:23:56 PM

cRAP sTAINS,
Welcome!

Like I was saying Tanne has no excuses this year.
None.

So if the defensive packages for each game have him seeing more downs because situationaly it fits..Great. I see no need to 3 force him onto the field in scenarios that may expose his deficiencies. If this means he(Jordan) sees limited snaps. Im ok with it.

Posted by: DarrylDunphy | July 20, 2013 at 08:02 PM
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Darryl, long time no talk! How have you been....?

I agree with EVERYTHING you've posted here. All of it is sound, logical reasoning.

However, having said that, I have to point out the possible alternative. The only deficiency that I've seen, read or heard about, is Jordans' ability to set the edge AT THE DE POSITION.

The alternative is for Jordan to simply play the OLB position. Forcing him to play DE on run downs actually, in a way, CREATES the deficiency.

Some day, eventually Jordan MAY become a Great 4-3 DE. But lets face it, he's PERFECTLY suited to be a PHENOMENAL 4-3 OLB RIGHT NOW. I propose that right now, this year, Jordan can become a MONSTER Pass Rushing 4-3 OLB! He can do everything that the position requires and he can do them REAL WELL. He can drop and cover everything but the better/faster WR's. He can pursue and tackle. He can blitz and be a straight up 3rd down pass rush phenom, from the 4-3 OLB position.

His alleged deficiencies, in my opinion, are CREATED by the Miami Dolphin's NEED for a Book End to Wake. That's a 4-3, Pass Rushing DE.

Forcing a square peg in a round hole creates the deficiencies. No matter how bad we need Wakes Book End, Jordan simply ain't "That Guy". Not yet anyways. He might grow into it one day. But for now, the 244 LB Jordan can be the ULTIMATE 4-3 OLB.

That's just my opinion Darryl and I've been saying it from the start. The Good Part, the Fun Part, we'll be finding out how the Coaching Staff feels about it SOON ENOUGH-LOL!

ValHalla Bro!!!!

DD & Odin,
I know you haven't seen each other since you looked in the mirror.
Please take as many long posts as needed to catch up with each other.

Odin,
Since you here please tell us everything that Jordan is and Jordan isn't and also tell us all that he will be and all that he won't be.

Isn't it funny how fans with no pro coaching experience, that never see the players day in and day out in practice, that haven't watched 40 hours of film a week for 20+ years, seem to think they know more than the coaching staff does, or they worry that the coaching staff hasn't considered what they are concerned about.

Not one thought, idea or suggestion on any blog is ever anything these pro organizations are not only fully aware of, but they see easily 100x more than any of us.

With all the anticipation of Armando coming back, I was expecting something far more interesting that what he has put out. I guess my expectations were too high. I'm hoping he comes up with better stuff once things get rolling, which means starting tomorrow.

Odin Odor,

When you copy/paste and comment to a post from 3hrs ago. Do you really think that when that person returns to the blog, he'll go back 1-2-3hrs and look for your copy and paste post?

You are such a dumb retard.

Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | | July 20, 2013 at 08:59 PM
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ROTFLMAO! I Fvcking LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it when you show everybody just exactly how ignorant you are!

Take this copy and paste for example Skid Mark(LOL). You posted it at 8:59......correct(I'll go slow for you ;)?

Now, when I copy and paste it, you don't have to scroll back to 8:59 TARDO-ROTFLMAO! It will be posted CURRENTLY(am I going to fast for you.......Duh-LOL).

This is actually WHY I copy and paste Skeeter Brains-LOL. So people will know exactly what I'm responding too.

Seriously YG, I can't believe you're this ignorant! But I LOOOOOOOOVE it when you prove it right here in front of God and EVERYONE!

Here's a Hint for you YG, Duh, you won't have to scroll back to 8:59 to read this. I'll be posting it **Right Now**.

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Brilliant - Duh!!!!

Odin Odor,

Yes I did get the surgery. Everything went well. However, I now have a strap on.

Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | | July 19, 2013 at 07:46 PM
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I wonder if ALoco likes him better now or before the surgery?

ROTFLMAO @ The Curiosity.

Good Question-LOL.

So much for odin taking the other bloggers advice about cutting and pasting.

I am wondering if any single poster here will say under their own name that they want to read any of odins silly bwaaahaaa posts.

Odin has illusions about his fan club (population 2)

Posted by: odinseye | July 20, 2013 at 09:48 PM

Yup, it's official, you are a retard.

One day hopefully before SSI it will dawn on you what I posted to you.

When I retired from football I never dreamed that I would find such fulfillment and inner peace growing yams. Today, I am recognized as one of the worlds leading luminaries in the Yam Industry and my prize-winning yams are sold in the worlds most exclusive markets and consumed by the most powerful and wealthy citizens across the globe.

Many of you lead lives of filth and degradation, beset by depression, alcoholism. and morbid obesity but I have no such concerns thanks to the glory of YAMS.

Odin read what he wanted to hear, not what was actually written. This is the case of so many illiterate posters here.

Wow. That stuff flew COMPLETELY over Odor's head. Why even bother explaining it to the old coot? What a pea brain!

We can see odin comes here looking for trouble, then has a hissy fit when he brings trouble on to himself.

Posted by: Tragic | July 20, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I think his mommy turns the computer on for him. No way on Gods green earth do I believe Odin Odor is intelligent enough to master turning on his computer.

Odin,
Since you here please tell us everything that Jordan is and Jordan isn't and also tell us all that he will be and all that he won't be.

Posted by: eXPOSING tHE cRAP sTAINED uNDERWEAR | July 20, 2013 at 09:43 PM
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So here I am, spending a rare Friday Night on a Miami Dolphins Sports Blog.

The Trolls in here talking about Skid Stains and Dik are getting upset because I interupted their "Sausage Fest" with some Football talk.

Come on Armando, when YOUR Trolls are jumping on people for bringing up FOOTBALL, you don't need to ask for DEFINITIONS!

Well it's odin looking like the BIG IDIOT once again. What a FOOL.

Notice how he was so eager to put someone down that it backfired on him.

So here I am, spending a rare Friday Night on a Miami Dolphins Sports Blog.

Posted by: odinseye | July 20, 2013 at 10:15 PM


That was last night. Tonight is Saturday. So that means all your hotties had something far better to do LOL.

Odin is digging himself in deeeeeep. His hotties think he is so hot they are elsewhere on the weekend nights.

I know, family gatherings LOL.

Dashi,

Better just stand aside. Your boy is drowning in bs right now and there is nothing you can do to help him.

Which of the following words best describe the meaning of odin:

1. stool
2. loser
3. pathetic
4. All of the above

How does Irescum still have a job? Winning is not a requirement for a Ross GM?

Expect odin to be in hiding for some time after such an embarrassment. Let the blog roll back to normal.

odin doent even know what day it is? LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guys, if it wasn't for Odin's attempts at dating the WNBA and the LPGA could never have existed.

This is odins worst night since he shut down the blog two years ago in a multi hour temper tantrum. (he has since tried to weasel out of it saying it wasn't him, but he forgets that he even admitted it shortly afterwards, and besides, only odin can type like derelict odin)

Good riddance.

Odin is an out of touch out of towner = Clueless

Odin, do some more drugs!!

Forcing a square peg in a round hole creates the deficiencies. No matter how bad we need Wakes Book End, Jordan simply ain't "That Guy". Not yet anyways. He might grow into it one day. But for now, the 244 LB Jordan can be the ULTIMATE 4-3 OLB.

That's just my opinion Darryl and I've been saying it from the start. The Good Part, the Fun Part, we'll be finding out how the Coaching Staff feels about it SOON ENOUGH-LOL!

ValHalla Bro!!!!
Posted by: odinseye | July 20, 2013 at 09:34 PM

I've been one of the few also saying I see Jordan playing a lot of OLB. It's about getting your best 11 guys on the field in ways that make a QB question who is coming after him and who does he have to worry about in coverage. I'm excited to hear some training camp news in the next few days to confirm it'

Mando,
There is only 1 update we need each day: Is Grimes on the field or on the injured list?
We need no other information.

BOYCOTT THE FINS UNTIL IRELAND IS FIRED! WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THE LOSING! WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THE CLASSLESS, INCOMPETENT GM! BOYCOTT AND HELP MAKE THE CHANGE!

Boycott,

Maybe we should kill ourselves and stop living until Ireland is fired?

Sunday at noon? Mass suicide party?

Cheap??? There is a salary cap can't go over it if u sign everybody to what they want we go over the cap and get fuced next yr like Dallas and the skins.

Everybody is signed and in camp all the talk is over let's get to the action.

Thhe health of Grimes after 5 days of full contact will be a milestone for this team.

PFT ranked us 23rd in the league.

Seriously, my yams are the best.

Marv hasn't had a cute girl in decades.

If they legalized prostitiution and had safe, reasonably priced outlets like in many countries, crime would go down and the blog would be better.

Hey you smelly white milk face, you could never even afford my damn yams. All you dumb honkie trailer trash can afford is those damn ugly ass Bruce's Yams in a can so do NOT e en go there about my damn Rolls Royce yams you skanky ass ho.

Marv, your entire post is an indictment of everything you are trying to oppose.

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