Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dolphins work out CFL lineman; Clemons joins Rosenhaus Sports

According to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, the Miami Dolphins worked out CFL offensive lineman Dimitri Tsoumpas on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

An Alberta native, Tsoumpas was a second-team All-Big Sky selection at Weber State as a senior in 2007, where he was also a teammate of Dolphins 2009 seventh-round pick J. D. Folsom.

Tsoumpas was drafted by the Calgary Stampeders second overall in the 2008 CFL Draft and started all 20 games for the team as a rookie, including the Stamps' 96th Grey Cup victory over the Montreal Alouettes.

Tsoumpas remained the starter in 2009, earning a CFL West Division All-Star selection while helping running back Joffrey Reynolds lead the league in rushing for the second straight season.

Although the CFL has a significant drop-off in talent from the NFL, Tsoumpas is clearly a talented blocker and may be worth a look-see for the Dolphins in the 2010 offseason. If signed, he could compete with Nate Garner and Donald Thomas at the right guard position.

Miami Dolphins rookie safety Chris Clemons has signed on to be represented by agent Drew Rosenhaus, according to a tweet from the management agency.

A fifth-round pick out of Clemson in 2009, Clemons has spent his rookie season as a reserve safety and special teams player, recording nine tackles in nine games (one start).

Clemons has some upside and may get a chance to start at free safety if Gibril Wilson is cut loose. With this new representation, it is quite possible re-signing him will be much more difficult down the line if he develops into a starter.