Another Draft may be in the books, but the wheeling and dealing is still underway. Though it may seem like a setback initally, undrafted free agents have a little bit more control over the process; they can sort through the offers extended and choose a landing spot.
These players will help to fill out a team’s 90-man offseason roster and are affored an opportunity to impress the coaching staff before cuts are made.
Here are Dolphins’ first round of REPORTED priority free-agent signings:
The Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero reports Mississippi State Chad Bumphis has signed.
MSU slot WR Chad Bumphis agrees with Dolphins as a priority free agent.
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) April 28, 2013
Former Oregon linebacker Michael Clay tweets that he’ll be joining Dolphins’ first-round pick Dion Jordan and linebacker Josh Kaddu in Miami.
— Michael Clay (@mikeclay_46) April 27, 2013
Arkansas State wide receiver Taylor Stockemer tweets that he’s to Miami.
I’m taking my talents to south beach. — Taylor Stockemer (@TraMrk) April 28, 2013
Salguero also reports that Southern Illinois offensive lineman Eric Bergman signs with the Dolphins
… And the first priority free agent to agree with the Dolphinsis Southern Illinois offensive lineman Eric Bergman. — Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) April 28, 2013
Old Dominion defensive tackle Chris Burnette says he signs with Miami
Arkansas OLB Alonzo Highsmith, Volin tweets.
The Daily Advertiser’s UL-Lafayette beat reporter tweets that former ULL DE Emeka Onyenekwu signs with Dolphins
Ex-Cajun DE Emeka Onyenekwu just texted to say he has settled on an NFL free-agent deal with the Miami Dolphins. — Tim Buckley (@TDARaginCajuns) April 28, 2013
The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reports that Mount Union receiver Jasper Collins also joins the fold.
Fins added WRs Jasper Collins (Mt. Union), Taylor Stockemer (Ark. State) and Chad Bumphis (Miss. State) but were turned down by ex-Belen WR
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) April 28, 2013
BYU athletics department tweets that LB Brandon Ogletree has signed a free-agent deal.
— BYUcougars.com (@BYUcougars) April 28, 2013
Findlay QB Clay Belton signs, Volin reports.
Findlay QB Clay Belton signed with the #Dolphins
— Ben Volin (@BenVolinPBP) April 28, 2013
Arizona State safety Keelan Johnson also signs with the Dolphins, according to the Arizona Republic’s Doug Haller
Arizona State safety Keelan Johnson says he will sign with the Miami Dolphins. — Doug Haller (@DougHaller) April 28, 2013
Another Sun Devil, RB Cameron Marshall, will also join Johnson in Miami
Looks like I’m heading to Miami! #GoDolphins
— Cameron Marshall (@KILLA_Cam6) April 28, 2013
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