The Miami Dolphins will start their 2010 season in 20 days. July 30th will kick-off the 2010 season when the Phins begin training camp in Davie, Fl. Over the next two weeks the young rooks will start to be reeled in as the Phins management starts the tedious task of posturing, negotiating, and finally signing their remaining unsigned rookies.
Still out are 1st round seletion Jared Odrick and 2nd rounder Koa Misi. 3rd rounder John Jerry still remains unsigned as does 5th rounder Reshad Jones.
Already inked to their first NFL deals are LB’s AJ Edds, Chris McCoy, and Austin Spitler, and CB Nolan Carroll.
Traditionally, the first round picks come very close to the start of training camp and this year appears to be no different. For the Dolphins however, signing Odrick should be no problem considering his draft slot at 28. Low first rounders rarely hold out or miss time and the Dolphins brass hate dealing with holdouts.
With training camps right around the corner only 10 3rd round picks have inked deals across the NFL landscape. No 1st rounders have signed and no second rounders have inked deals either. The Kansas City Chiefs have inked no one yet.
This is not unusual, but with the 2010 season baring down, teams will start signing players as fast as Ted Ginn can run to the sidelines. What does this all mean to you? Well really nothing except that it’s a simple indication that season is almost here. It will give you and me something to talk about and dissect. It’s the signal that the long off-season is almost over.