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2012 transactions (archived)

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These are the transactions made by the Miami Dolphins during the 2012 calendar year.

January
  • Jan. 3 — Re-signed nose tackle Isaako Aaitui, cornerback Vince Agnew, cornerback Marcus Brown, linebacker Jonathan Freeny, wide receiver Chris Hogan, safety Anderson Russell and cornerback Jonathan Wade to future contracts.
  • Jan. 9 — The practice squad contracts of quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson and running back Ian Johnson expired, making them free agents.
  • Jan. 11 — Signed running back Marcus Thigpen (Hamilton Tiger-Cats/CFL) to a three-year contract.
February
  • Feb. 15 — Signed running back Jerome Messam (Edmonton Eskimos/CFL) to a three-year contract.
  • Feb. 21 — Signed defensive back Quinten Lawrence (Chiefs) to a one-year contract.
March
  • Mar. 14 — Traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears in exchange for third-round draft picks in 2012 and 2013.
  • Mar. 16 — Re-signed nose tackle Paul Soliai (UFA) to a two-year contract and tight end Jeron Mastrud (ERFA) to a one-year contract. Signed offensive lineman Artis Hicks (Browns) to a one-year contract and cornerback Richard Marshall (Cardinals) to a three-year contract. 
  • Mar. 20 — Re-signed defensive lineman Ryan Baker (non-tendered as RFA) to a one-year contract and terminated the contract of safety Yeremiah Bell. Signed quarterback David Garrard (Jaguars) to a one-year contract and defensive end Jamaal Westerman (Jets) to a one-year contract.
  • Mar. 21 — Re-signed running back Steve Slaton (UFA) to a one-year contract.
April
  • Apr. 5 — Re-signed linebacker Austin Spitler (ERFA) to a one-year contract and signed safety Tyrell Johnson (Vikings) to a one-year contract.
  • Apr. 11  — Re-signed defensive lineman Phillip Merling (RFA) and offensive tackle Lydon Murtha (RFA) to one-year contracts.
  • Apr. 17 — Signed linebacker Gary Guyton (Patriots) to a one-year contract.
  • Apr. 18 —  Signed tight end Les Brown (street free agent) to a three-year contract and signed wide receiver Legedu Naanee (Panthers) to a one-year contract.
  • Apr. 23  — Released defensive lineman Phillip Merling.
  • Apr. 26 — Drafted quarterback Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M) in the first round (eighth overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.
  • Apr. 27 — Drafted offensive tackle Jonathan Martin (Stanford) in the second round (42nd overall), defensive end Olivier Vernon (U. of Miami) in the third round (72nd overall) and tight end Michael Egnew (Missouri) in the third round (78th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.
  • Apr. 28 — Drafted running back Lamar Miller (U. of Miami) in the fourth round (97th overall), linebacker Josh Kaddu (Oregon) in the fifth round (155th overall), wide receiver B. J. Cunningham (Michigan State) in the sixth round (183rd overall), defensive tackle Kheeston Randall (Texas) in the seventh round (215th overall) and wide receiver Rishard Matthews (Nevada) in the seventh round (227th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
May
  • May 4 — Signed 16 undrafted rookie free agents to three-year contracts, including: defensive tackle Chas Alecxih (Pittsburgh), center Terence Brown (BYU), linebacker Cameron Collins (Oregon State), guard Derek Dennis (Temple), wide receiver Jeff Fuller (Texas A&M), running back Jonas Gray (Notre Dame), cornerback Trenton Hughes (Maryland), linebacker Shelly Lyons (Arizona State), safety Kelcie McCray (Arkansas State), wide receiver Derek Moye (Penn State), defensive end Jarrell Root (Boise State), center Josh Samuda (Massachusetts), cornerback Kevyn Scott (Syracuse), defensive end Derrick Shelby (Utah), defensive end Jacquies Smith (Missouri) and guard Dustin Waldron (Portland State).
  • May 6 — Signed defensive lineman Cameron Wake to a four-year, $49 million contract extension through the 2016 season. The deal includes $20 million in guaranteed money.
  • May 7 — Waived running back Richard Medlin.
  • May 14 — Signed undrafted rookie offensive tackle Andrew McDonald (Indiana) to a three-year contract.
  • May 17 — Signed wide receiver B. J. Cunningham (sixth round) to a four-year contract.
  • May 20 — Signed defensive tackle Kheeston Randall (seventh round) to a four-year contract.
  • May 22 — Signed offensive tackle Jonathan Martin (second round) and wide receiver Rishard Matthews (seventh round) to four-year contracts.
  • May 25 — Signed linebacker Josh Kaddu (fifth round) to a four-year contract.
June
  • June 1 — Signed running back Lamar Miller (fourth round) to a four-year contract.
  • June 5 — Signed fullback Jorvorskie Lane (West Texas Roughnecks/IFL) to a three-year contract.
  • June 12 — Signed wide receiver Chad Johnson (Patriots) to a one-year contract and fullback Ryan Mahaffey (Colts) to a two-year contract. Waived center Terence Brown and wide receiver Derek Moye.
July
  • July 26 — Signed defensive end Olivier Vernon (third round) and tight end Michael Egnew (third round) to four-year contracts. Signed guard Eric Steinbach (Browns) to a one-year contract and waived guard Derek DennisPlaced running back Jonas Gray (torn ACL) on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.
  • July 29 — Signed quarterback Ryan Tannehill (first round) to a four-year contract. The deal is fully guaranteed and worth $12.688 million with a fifth-year option that must be exercised before the fourth year of the deal.
August
  • Aug. 1 — Signed guard Chandler Burden (Titans) to a two-year contract and waived guard Dustin Waldron.
  • Aug. 4 — Signed punter Brandon Fields to a four-year contract extension through the 2016 season. The deal is worth just over $13 million with $3.3 million guaranteed.
  • Aug. 13 — Terminated the contract of wide receiver Chad Johnson.
  • Aug. 15 — Signed linebacker Josh Linam (Chargers) to a two-year contract.
  • Aug. 20 — Waived fullback Ryan Mahaffey.
  • Aug. 22 — Placed guard Eric Steinbach on the Reserve/Retired list.
  • Aug. 25 — Waived defensive tackle Chas Alecxih, tight end Les Brown, cornerback Marcus Brown, cornerback Trenton Hughes, linebacker Josh Linam, fullback Jerome Messam and defensive end Jacquies Smith. Terminated the contracts of safety Tyrell Johnson and cornerback Jonathan Wade. Transferred running back Jonas Gray (torn ACL) to the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list and placed safety Kelcie McCray (fractured foot) on injured reserve
  • Aug. 27 — Traded cornerback Vontae Davis to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a second-round pick and a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Waived wide receiver Julius Pruitt.
  • Aug. 31 — Waived defensive tackle Isaako Aaitui, cornerback Vince Agnew, defensive tackle Ryan Baker, offensive tackle Will Barker, guard Chandler Burden, linebacker Cameron Collins, wide receiver B. J. Cunningham, offensive tackle Ray Feinga, wide receiver Jeff Fuller, wide receiver Clyde Gates, wide receiver Chris Hogan, cornerback Quinten Lawrence, linebacker Shelly Lyons, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald, offensive tackle, Lydon Murtha, safety Anderson Russell, wide receiver Roberto Wallace and defensive end Jamaal Westerman. Terminated the contract of linebacker Gary Guyton. Waived/injured defensive end Jarrell Root. Waived cornerback Kevyn Scott with an injury settlement. Traded center Ryan Cook to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
September
  • Sept. 1 — Terminated the contracts of safety Tyrone Culver and running back Steve Slaton. Waived linebackers Jonathan Freeny and Josh Kaddu. Awarded the following players off waivers: wide receiver Anthony Armstrong (Redskins), linebacker Sammy Brown (Rams), safety Troy Nolan (Texans) and cornerback R. J. Stanford (Panthers). Transferred defensive end Jarrell Root (leg) to injured reserve.
  • Sept. 2 — Signed guard Chandler Burden, wide receiver Jeff Fuller, wide receiver Chris Hogan, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald, cornerback De'Andre Presley (Chargers), and safety Anderson Russell to the practice squad.
  • Sept. 3 — Signed linebackers Jonathan Freeny and Josh Kaddu to the practice squad.
  • Sept. 4 — Terminated the contract of quarterback David Garrard. Placed offensive lineman Artis Hicks on injured reserve. Re-signed offensive lineman Ray Feinga.
  • Sept. 8 — Signed linebacker Jonathan Freeny from the practice squad.
  • Sept. 10 — Waived defensive end Jarrell Root (injured reserve) with an injury settlement.
  • Sept. 11 — Waived linebacker Sammy Brown. Released wide receiver Chris Hogan from the practice squad. Signed re-signed defensive tackle Chas Alecxih and signed wide receiver Brian Tyms (49ers) to the practice squad.
  • Sept. 12 — Re-signed defensive tackle Ryan Baker.
  • Sept. 18 — Waived defensive tackle Ryan Baker.
  • Sept. 19 — Signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen (Lions) to a one-year contract.
  • Sept. 25 — Waived offensive tackle Ray Feinga and safety Troy Nolan. Re-signed safety Jonathon Amaya (Saints) and linebacker Mike Rivera (Patriots). Released offensive lineman Artis Hicks (neck) from injured reserve with the designation "Failure to Disclose Medical Condition."
October
  • Oct. 2 — Terminated the contracts of defensive tackle Andre Fluellen and wide receiver Legedu Naanee. Waived/injured linebacker Mike Rivera. Signed wide receiver Jabar Gaffney (Patriots) to a one-year contract.
  • Oct. 3 — Signed cornerback De'Andre Presley from the practice squad. Signed cornerback Julian Posey (Jets) to the practice squad. Transferred linebacker Mike Rivera (waived/injured) to injured reserve.
  • Oct. 5 — Released safety Anderson Russell from the practice squad and linebacker Mike Rivera (injured reserve) with an injury settlement.
  • Oct. 8 — Re-signed safety Anderson Russell to practice squad.
  • Oct. 10 — Signed linebacker Josh Kaddu from the practice squad. Signed defensive end Louis Nzegwu (Falcons) to the practice squad.
  • Oct. 16 — Released defensive end Louis Nzegwu from the practice squad and signed linebacker Joe Holland (49ers) to the practice squad.
  • Oct. 23 — Released linebacker Joe Holland to the practice squad and signed tight end Dominique Jones (Colts) to the practice squad.
  • Oct. 31 — Waived wide receiver Anthony Armstrong.
November
  • Nov. 3 — Signed safety Anderson Russell from the practice squad.
  • Nov. 6 — Waived cornerback De'Andre Presley and signed cornerback Bryan McCann (Raiders).
  • Nov. 7 — Placed cornerback Richard Marshall (back) on injured reserve and claimed cornerback Brandon McDonald (Buccaneers) off waivers.
  • Nov. 8 — Re-signed cornerback De'Andre Presley to the practice squad.
  • Nov. 10 — Waived cornerback Brandon McDonald.
  • Nov. 20 — Waived wide receiver Jabar Gaffney. Signed guard Ryan Durand (Titans) to a one-year contract and claimed tight end Kyle Miller (Colts) off waivers. Released tight end Dominique Jones from the practice squad and signed offensive tackle Jeff Adams (Bengals) to the practice squad.
  • Nov. 27 — Waived guard Ryan Durand.
  • Nov. 28 — Signed cornerback Michael Coe (Giants) to a one-year contract.
December
  • Dec. 4 — Placed offensive tackle Jake Long (torn left triceps) on injured reserve and waived safety Anderson Russell. Re-signed offensive tackle Patrick Brown (Vikings) and safety Tyrone Culver (released by Dolphins 9/1).
  • Dec. 10 — Waived cornerback Michael Coe and claimed wide receiver Armon Binns (Bengals) off waivers.
  • Dec. 18 — Placed tight end Charles Clay (knee) on injured reserve and claimed cornerback Dimitri Patterson (Browns) off waivers.
  • Dec. 19 — Placed running back Daniel Thomas (knee) on injured reserve and signed cornerback Julian Posey from the practice squad. Signed cornerback Dion Turner (waived by Packers 8/24) to the practice squad.
  • Dec. 21 — Placed placekicker Dan Carpenter (groin) on injured reserve and signed placekicker Nate Kaeding (released by Chargers 10/30) to a one-year contract.

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