Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dolphins get three more draft picks under contract

The Miami Dolphins are halfway home in terms of signing their 2010 draft picks, having inked three more of their rookies to bring the total signed to four.

Joining seventh-round linebacker Chris McCoy, who became the Dolphins' first draft pick to sign on June 15, are fourth-round linebacker A. J. Edds, fifth-round cornerback Nolan Carroll, and seventh-round linebacker Austin Spitler.

All players received four-year deals from the team with base salaries of $320,000 in 2010, $405,000 in 2011, $490,000 in 2012, and $575,000 in 2013.

Additionally, Edds received a signing bonus of $477,000; Carroll received a signing bonus of roughly $191,000; and Spitler brought in around $40,00 in upfront money.

Edds and Spitler are expected to compete for reserve linebacker spots and jobs on special teams, though Edds is far more likely to make the active roster in 2010 and have a significant role on defense.

Meanwhile, Carroll will be groomed as the nickel back of the future while competing with Jason Allen and Evan Oglesby for a roster spot. He could also factor into the return game.

Left unsigned are first-round defensive end Jared Odrick, second-round linebacker Koa Misi, third-round guard John Jerry, and fifth-round safety Reshad Jones.

The Dolphins will open their training camp July 30 in Davie, Fla.

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