Miami Dolphins news
First round pick Ted Ginn agreed to a contract with the team.
Barely skirting the noon deadline for all players to report on the first official day of training camp, Dolphins first-round draft pick Ted Ginn Jr. agreed to terms on a five-year contract with the Dolphins and deftly averted the wrath of team owner H. Wayne Huizenga.The signing drama is over. Now we have to see if Ginn lives up to the expectations. I still think he could be another Johnny Lam Jones.
Two sources confirmed that Ginn received approximately $13.5 to $14 million in guaranteed money.
"It's great to be here on time in camp with my players and get it rolling,'' Ginn said.
Ginn made it in time to attend a mandatory team meeting at 1 p.m. Practice begins tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. and Ginn said that his sprained foot is fully healed and ready to go full speed.
On the other hand, this Dolphin transaction looks hopeful.
DAVIE - Before the morning practice of Saturday's first day of training camp the Dolphins acquired former Oakland Raiders tight end Courtney Anderson off waivers. They also cut safety David Lofton, son of Hall of Fame receiver receiver James Lofton, to make room for him.Anderson is an underacheiver, but his size and ability give the Dolphins some reason for hope he'll be able to fill the hole at tight end. The other alternative, David Martin, has had an injury filled career. Even when healthy, Martin hasn't produced much.
Anderson, 26, was a seventh-round draft choice of the Raiders in 2004. In three seasons, the 6-foot-6, 270-pounder has started 28 games and has 62 receptions with 763 yards and six touchdowns. Last season, Anderson started 11 of 16 games and had a career-high 25 catches for 285 yards and two scores.
With former Dolphins tight end Randy McMichael now with the St. Louis Rams, Anderson will vie for a spot on the roster with fellow tight ends David Martin, Tim Massaquoi, Jason Rader and Justin Peelle.
Bottom line- The news is good but I don't expect Miami to have a .500 or winning record this year.
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