Miami Dolphins go big: Sign 6’7″ basketball player to play tight end
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins are going big adding another tight end to the roster but this time, it’s a bit different as this guy has never played before.
Jibri Blount isn’t a well-known name in football circles because he has never played a single snap of college ball. He will join his brother Akil who signed with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent after the draft. Akil Blount is a solid linebacker but will be a long shot to make the team, his brother Jibri may have a better shot given his size and athletic but he too is still a long shot.
The name Blount is synonymous with Mel Blount, the Hall of Fame former Pittsburgh Steeler and the father of the two Dolphins additions. Maybe there will be some magic in that gene pool.
Jibri played his college basketball the last two seasons at North Carolina Central after transferring from Cleveland State. Now he will give the NFL a try and hopefully make an impression.
The Dolphins drafted Hunter Long last weekend and that has led to continued speculation that Miami could be looking to replace Mike Gesicki. That would be a huge shock if the Dolphins did that this year even though Gesicki is set to be a free agent next season. The Dolphins would do well to lock up Gesicki now and have too talented tight-ends on the roster.
After rumors ran around this morning, the Dolphins officially announced that Bobby McCain was being released. The Dolphins saved just under $6 million. Many have thought that this would happen given the cap space and the drafting of Jevon Holland