Dolphins sign fifth-round pick Josh Kaddu

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The Dolphins have signed another draft pick.

The team announced Friday that they have agreed to terms on a contract with linebacker Josh Kaddu, who they selected in the fifth round last month. As with all players signed after the first round, Kaddu signed a four-year deal.

Kaddu will play outside linebacker for the Dolphins, likely on the strong side of the formation. He doesn’t figure to challenge for a starting spot any time soon, but the Dolphins hope his size and athleticism will come in handy on special teams in the 2012 season. Kaddu had an excellent career at Oregon and his draft status might have been deflated a bit because of a hamstring injury that caused him to miss the combine.

With Kaddu in the fold, the Dolphins have now signed five of their nine draft picks. It also means we’re even closer to having 253 draftees under contract before Memorial Day.