Julius Thomas helped convince Jordan Cameron to take pay cut from Dolphins

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Tight end Jordan Cameron is back with the Dolphins for the 2016 season, but he’ll be making less money than he was set to make when he signed with the team last year.

Cameron was going to make $7.5 million before agreeing to a pay cut of $1.5 million after catching 35 passes for 386 yards and three touchdowns.

“It’s one of those things that doesn’t feel good,” Cameron said, via the Palm Beach Post. “At the same time I didn’t do much to deserve a raise, I’ll say that much.”

Cameron would likely have had a hard time finding a bid to beat the Dolphins’ offer after light production last season, but he had another reason to stick around Miami. Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas thrived while playing for new Dolphins head coach Adam Gase’s offense in Denver and told Cameron “you have to play for this guy” before Cameron made the call on the pay cut.

Martellus Bennett and Zach Miller had some good moments playing for Gase with the Bears last year as well and Cameron will try to follow suit in hopes of keeping his salary from any more steep drops when his contract expires after the coming season.

14 responses to “Julius Thomas helped convince Jordan Cameron to take pay cut from Dolphins

  1. The only thing that comes to mind is what should be added at the end of every comment and that is that the New England Patriots absolutely suck.

  2. I am happy that someone learned from Julius mistake. He went from being one of the most productive offensive TE in the league to being Julius Anonymous.

  3. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says:
    Jun 2, 2016 3:19 PM
    Still seriously over paid but then that’s probably what it takes to get players to accept having to play for a perennial also ran.
    He took the cut to play for Gase, as advised by a TE who had done so. One never knows, things could change for the better with Dolphins in short order.

  4. Why doesn’t Julius Thomas take a pay cut and set a good example.
    He has played poorly and hasn’t justified his salary.

  5. Cameron is an enigma. I had him on my FF team so I watched him pretty closely last season.

    His first few games were OK then he was a ghost pretty much the rest of the season. But it wasn’t like he dropping a lot of passes, he was getting maybe 2 targets per game. I’m not sure if that was just the game plan or if he was playing hurt or what but this guy has shown flashes when hes not injured and they throw the ball his way.

  6. He should’ve let Cameron become a free agent, now Thomas has FA competition after this season is over. No way Miami keeps him another year

  7. Well what he probably meant is there are blocking tight ends and receiving tight ends, I know it’s hard not to jump on this guy for a little typo or misspeaking a bit, Internet lynch mob, but maybe we can let this one go and ya know, get over it

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