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Dolphins sign PK Caleb Sturgis, two other picks

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The Dolphins have begun to sign their draft picks.

The club struck deals with outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins, placekicker Caleb Sturgis and cornerback Don Jones on Tuesday.

Sturgis, a fifth-round selection from Florida, probably has the best chance of the trio to make a major contribution as a rookie. The first kicker selected in the NFL Draft, Sturgis will compete with incumbent Dan Carpenter, and Sturgis would seem to have a real shot at giving Carpenter a tough battle.

Jenkins, a fourth-round pick from Florida, is expected to be “a core special teams player,” Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland said after the draft, according to the club. He’s likely to provide depth at linebacker. Jones, a seventh-round selection from Arkansas State, will vie for a roster spot. Solid special teams play would not hurt his cause.

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5 Responses to “Dolphins sign PK Caleb Sturgis, two other picks”
  1. Fantasy Football Delivery Man says: May 14, 2013 5:51 PM

    I think Sturgis has some #FantasyFootball upside taking over for Carpenter.

  2. hehateme2 says: May 14, 2013 7:23 PM

    DC$ wasn’t so “money” on longer kicks last season. The jests should have been swept and other games were lost on his foot.

    Looking forward to seeing what Sturgis can do.

  3. xela1331 says: May 14, 2013 8:47 PM

    These rookies look promising this year im waiting to see when we sign Mike Gilisee stud RB

  4. mcjon22 says: May 14, 2013 9:08 PM

    So they can cut Carpenter now, right?

  5. jerrygray721 says: May 14, 2013 9:25 PM

    i watched some video on this guy he’s got a powerful leg and he’s accurate he may very well take carpenters spot.i dont know that much about jones but i do agree XELA1331 gilisee could be a plesant surprise

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