Dolphins claim Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

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Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu will try to make his first on-field appearance in the NFL with the Dolphins.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Ekpre-Olomu has been claimed off of waivers by Miami. Ekpre-Olomu missed his entire rookie season after tearing his ACL in December 2014 and the Browns, who drafted him in the seventh round, decided to move on without him over the weekend.

Ekpre-Olomu is working out and a league source told PFT that his knee feels fine, although the Browns were concerned about his ability to hold up for an entire season after a recent MRI of his knee. The Dolphins’ medical team may feel differently about those chances or they may just be willing to take a flier on a player with a low salary that was projected to go much earlier in the draft before his injury.

That bet may not pay off, but it won’t hurt the Dolphins much to take a look at a time when rosters have room for 90 players.

25 responses to “Dolphins claim Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

  1. It makes sense. My childhood heroes, the Dolphins, have been so inept on personnel the last few years that they have to take a good look at all the possibilities.

  2. I’m cheering for this guy. He had loads of talent at Oregon prior to blowing out his knee. It would be a great story if he could get back to playing shape and make an NFL roster

  3. The kid had a ton of talent, but he was really short. I think the slot is the right place for him, assuming the knee is ok. He would only be on the field for 55-60% of the snaps, and could be worked in gradually.

  4. This is a big win for the Dolphins. I had hoped they would pick him up. This kid was a stud at Oregon and would have been a 1st rd pick if not for the injury. If he can get back to 100%, Dolphins have a good CB at a very good price.

  5. The Rams need DB help. The doctor who performed Ekpre-Olomu’s surgery and check up is a consultant for the Rams. The Rams did not submit a waiver claim for Ekpre-Olomu.

  6. So once again chip jelly has chose. Not to acquire a player he either attempted to recruit or who played for him at Oregon. Of course that won’t stop PFT from speculating that kelly will pick up the next ex duck who becomes available to him.

  7. I hope the Browns are right in letting him go, but I’m not sure what would have hurt to just see where he fell on the depth chart. Would have been nice to see him actually play/practice instead of looking at an x-ray and getting an opinion then sending him on his way.

    It’d be the Browns luck that he ends up a perennial pro bowler.

  8. So the browns have so much talent that can cut a draft pick without even inviting him to camp. Guess when you’re Super Bowl bound you don’t need new players.

  9. He’s the Marcus Lattimore of young DBs but maybe it will turn out better for him than it did for Marcus.

  10. Cut Mike Tannenbaum. Fly a banner over Sun Life Stadium….”Please come back Jeff Ireland.” J.I. made some mistakes, though, his gains are more than his losses.

    Bad leadership from S. Ross down to the on field product.

    At least build Tannehill a line.

    …that woman said…”dumpster fire.” Was a first class organization before H.Wayne Huizenga purchased controlling interest from the Robbie family.

  11. patscheated31others says:
    Apr 5, 2016 8:22 PM

    If that knee heals – He’s a Stud pickup , If not – no harm, cause he won’t make the 53 man roster.———————————————————————- 12 playoff points scored over the last 15 years? Sounds like Ross is cheating you. …………………..Good times.

  12. @YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob — I will say this about Ross – he may be inept at being an owner, but I don’t feel cheated. Meanwhile your owner – old man Kraft is busy tryin’ to figure out how to weasel his 1st round pick back from Goodell, after he willingly fell on that sword…& don’t give me that bs about” how he did that before the facts came out” either. NO OTHER OWNER has ever been so quick to take THAT kinda of punishment without having KNOWN something was going on & they got caught…AGAIN!!

  13. The Browns FO (Harvard Geniuses + MLB guy) are fricking idiots.

    I hope the Dolphins can get many years of great use out of him, and he makes the pro-bowl in a couple of years.

  14. He was a top CB in the 2015 draft. This is a position of need. And finding a good CB early in this coming draft could be dicey. So why not hedge that bet?

  15. He was originally the top cornerback prospect of his draft class until tearing the ligament just before the end of the season. This has potential to pay off. Hopefully he can stay healthy

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