Ifo Ekpre-Olomu’s doctor calls his knee “perfectly fine”

AP

Few college football players have suffered an injury as devastating to their NFL prospects as former Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, who was viewed as a first-round prospect before blowing out his knee in December of 2014 and ultimately fell all the way to the seventh round. Ekpre-Olomu hasn’t played in an NFL game yet, but he says he’s now been given a clean bill of health.

Ekpre-Olomu told the Miami Herald that his doctor “said I’m perfectly fine.”

The Browns waived Ekpre-Olomu this offseason, suggesting that the new regime in Cleveland doesn’t believe his knee is ever going to be perfectly fine. But he was claimed by the Dolphins on waivers and says he’s happy where he is.

“It was something with new management; they wanted to go in a different direction,” Ekpre-Olomu said of the Browns. “And I guess I wasn’t in that direction. I’m happy I’m here.”

If Ekpre-Olomu ever returns to the form that he showed at Oregon, the Dolphins will be happy to have him in Miami, too.

12 responses to “Ifo Ekpre-Olomu’s doctor calls his knee “perfectly fine”

  1. This could be the best move of the offseason for Miami….if he stays healthy. Would be a very good slot CB. Miami has a lot of talent at CB, unproven, but talented. Let’s see if Joseph can make it work.

  2. This would be a typical Browns move. Cut someone who goes on to start some where else. Thing is they kept him for a full year while he was rehabing then cut him before they even saw him in OTA.

  3. Dolphins beat writer Omar Kelly with the ridiculous question of the day at the PC. How do you say your last name?

    It was also the last question asked.

  4. If Ifo becomes a contributor for the Dolphins, someone in Cleveland should lose their job over it. Everyone knew last year that the kid would need at least a year to recover. At the time he was drafted, it looked like a pretty smart move. It does not at all look smart to stash him on IR for a year (paying him, of course), then cutting him before ever getting a chance to even see him practice once.

  5. The Dolphins have him, Dion Jordan and Kiko Alonzo for peanuts. If Any play well and stay healthy it will be the real Free Agent Splash they tried to do for the past few years. This is a Boom or Bust team and based on the bust of the last decade… They are due for a Boom!

  6. Maybe this explains why the Dolphins didn’t draft another cornerback.

    Now they need to explain why they didn’t draft a linebacker and why they drafted three receivers at the deepest position on the team.

  7. checkxtheblock says:
    May 26, 2016 2:42 AM
    Maybe this explains why the Dolphins didn’t draft another cornerback.

    Now they need to explain why they didn’t draft a linebacker and why they drafted three receivers at the deepest position on the team.
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    As far as WRs, they lost Matthews, Stills is in his last year of his rookie deal, and Landry is also nearing his contract year soon. If Stills doesn’t pan out this year, all of the sudden they have a hole at WR#2, so they got Carroo to compete for that spot. Grant is likely just another matchup option for Gase’s offense.

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