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Chris Perkins, Sun Sentinel:
Dolphins newly-signed tight end Jordan Cameron said his three concussions in the last three seasons won’t be a problem in 2015 or beyond..

“If it was a concern for me I wouldn’t be here right now,” said Cameron, the fifth-year player who signed a two-year, $15 million deal.

“I’ve seen a lot of specialists and talked to a lot of people and it’s cleared. My baseline is the same as it was six years ago.

One day after announcing that he would stay with the Cleveland Browns, TE Jordan Cameron changed his mind and signed with the Miami Dolphins. Jordan was a fourth round draft pick in 2011 draft by the Browns, and was a Pro Bowl selection in 2013.

This was not the first time that Jordan Cameron has changed teams. Jordan attended Brigham Young University on a basketball scholarship, but transferred to Ventura College after one year. Following one season at the community college, he moved to the University of Southern California.

The overriding factor for Jordan Cameron in signing with the Dolphins was being able to work with QB Ryan Tannehill. "He's young and he's willing to work," Cameron said. The Browns made his decision easier by letting Brian Hoyer leave for the Houston Texans, and signing 35 year old veteran QB Josh McCown. The fact that Johnny Manziel is still in rehab may have also contributed to Cameron's decision.

Jordan will have big shoes to fill in replacing TE Charles Clay for Miami. Clay was slated to be joining the Buffalo Bills. In 2014, Clay catch 58 passes for 605 yards. Cameron played in only 10 games for the Browns, grabbing just 24 passes.

The Dolphins have consistently released players in the Joe Philbin era due to salary cap issues, and have been unable to find adequate replacements. With $10 million available in cap room now, that amount could reach $30 million following further cuts. “There's a lot of transition in the National Football League,” Philbin said. “It’s tough."

What is even tougher is finishing 8-8 for the second year in a row, and missing the playoffs for the sixth straight year.

Jordan Cameron is taking his talents to South Beach. Let us hope the concussions don't follow.


Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire.

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Paul Murphy 3/13/2015 02:11:00 PM Edit
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