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Source: Dolphins get Ryan Tannehill under contract

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Unsurprisingly, Dolphins first-round pick Ryan Tannehill’s “holdout” didn’t wind up lasting very long.

A league source told Florio on Saturday evening that the Dolphins and Tannehill have agreed to terms on a contract. The four-year deal will include a club option for a fifth, as is the case with all first-round contracts. Per Florio’s source, the Dolphins made some concessions, but ultimately Tannehill was unwilling to miss a significant amount of practice time. The Tannehill camp did not get offset language fully removed from the deal.

Tannehill has been staying in shape at IMG Performance Institute in Bradenton, Florida. It’s a three-hour drive to the Dolphins’ facility, so he should be there shortly.

Matt Moore and David Garrard are expected to duel for the Week One starting quarterback job. Tannehill will likely open the season holding a clipboard, but he could be starting by midyear if the Dolphins’ season goes as poorly as we envision.

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11 Responses to “Source: Dolphins get Ryan Tannehill under contract”
  1. 305fan says: Jul 28, 2012 8:08 PM

    Good for both parties. Now go out there and win that starting job.

  2. FinFan68 says: Jul 28, 2012 8:42 PM

    It’s about time this got done. Immediate starter or not, both sides needed to ensure the first round pick is available for every meeting and practice.

  3. snoilog says: Jul 28, 2012 8:49 PM



  4. irishnativeson says: Jul 28, 2012 8:57 PM

    Then Moore or Garrard keeping the seat warm doesn’t strike me as particularly football savvy.

  5. deucez2 says: Jul 28, 2012 9:05 PM

    He had to holdout for as much $ as he could get. After all, Captain Collapse may not get another if he continues to turn the ball over in the 2nd half of games.

  6. drunkenagitator says: Jul 28, 2012 10:26 PM

    Excellent, now all the mediocre parts are in place for another mediocre season of mediocrity. Hopefully they’ll once again win just enough games to put themselves in position to snag that coveted 11th pick in the draft.

  7. 8drinkminimum says: Jul 28, 2012 10:33 PM

    In other news the Dolphins signed Lauren Tannehill to an 8 year deal with an option for 2 additional yaears. No offset language included.

  8. craniator says: Jul 28, 2012 11:53 PM

    The Miami Dolphins are slowly but steadily building the foundation for what should be a perennial playoff contending team in seasons to come.
    The relentless criticism the team has received in the press over the past couple of years (similar to the Cowboys) only serves to demonstrate that the team remains one of the premier franchises in all of sports.

  9. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Jul 29, 2012 12:59 AM

    Embarrassing it took this long

  10. promickey says: Jul 29, 2012 6:45 AM

    Well the Miami Dolphins are not the same franchise that Don Shula made famous. They have been pathetic and just dumb with some of their personnel moves, drafting etc…….but I’m willing to wager against the PFT vision on how poor the Dolphins will be this coming season. Keeping three quarterbacks is the right decision for the Dolphins who have made many mistakes with QB acquisitions since Dan Marino. Going to the 4-3 defense fits the team’s personnel. The huge questions are with the right side of the offensive line and playmaking receivers. Only the regular season will tell if the changes made to the offense will produce wins.

  11. stairwayto7 says: Jul 29, 2012 9:57 AM

    Keep Lauren happy!

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