Dolphins guard John Jerry is getting a simple message: If you want to stay on this team, you’d better keep your weight under control.
That’s the word from Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, who says that when offseason work begins, he wants to see Jerry in good shape — which hasn’t always been the case in Jerry’s career.
“It’ll be interesting to see,” Philbin said, via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. “I know the big thing we said to him when he left is we want to see how much you weigh when you come back for the offseason program.”
A third-round pick of the Dolphins in the 2010 NFL draft, Jerry is listed at 6-foot-5 and 345 pounds. He had his best year last season, starting all 16 games, but there’s no guarantee that he’ll be a starter again in 2013, especially after the Dolphins signed another guard who’s good enough to start, Lance Louis. Jerry could either be an in-shape starter for the Dolphins this season, or a fat guy looking for work elsewhere.