The Miami Dolphins are closing in on locking down their 2010 NFL draft picks. Yesterday the National Football Post announced that the Phins have inked guard John Jerry to an4 year deal.
“The Miami Dolphins have struck a four-year, $2.64 million deal with third-round rookie offensive lineman John Jerry, according to a league source.
Jerry received a signing bonus slightly over $858,000.
The deal includes the standard base salaries of $320,000, $405,000, $490,000 and $575,000 as well as a fourth-year escalator clause that can significantly boost the maximum value of the deal.” – national football post
The signing leaves the Phins two shy of completion. Reports out of Miami indicate the team is currently in deep negotiations with both Jared Odrick and 2nd round pick, LB Koa Misi. The Phins have made initial offers to both and expect both to be under contract before the start of camp next week.
In other draft news, Dez Bryant is reportedly ready to hold out for top 10 pick money despite being drafted in the mid-twenties. His agent has stated that Bryant is prepared to hold out. Another Michael Crabtree situation perhaps?