Dion Sims signed a contracted in the range of $2.6 million over four years (including the RFA year), with a signing bonus @ $473,000.— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) May 17, 2013
Initial reviews out of Sims' performance in rookie minicamp were positive. The job as #2/blocking tight end is Sims' to lose at this point. Remaining unsigned drafted rookies include DE Dion Jordan, CB Jamar Taylor, CB Will Davis, RB Mike Gillislee, and OG/OT Dallas Thomas. LB Jelani Jenkins, K Caleb Sturgis, and CB/S Don Jones were signed last week.
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Father time wins again RT @adamschein Text from Garrard: "Having to call it quits. My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell."— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) May 15, 2013
This should put to rest any lingering, "What if the Dolphins had kept Garrard despite his injury?" questions. Garrard injured his knee in a freak pool-side incident while watching his kids play during the week leading up to the first 2012 pre-season game. The non-contact knee injury knocked him out for the entire pre-season, with an estimated recovery time of about a month, and that left an opening for Ryan Tannehill to earn the starting job. Garrard was waived by the Dolphins the final week of pre-season, due to his knee being nowhere near 100%, and he went unsigned for the rest of the 2012 season, even after being medically cleared to play a few weeks into the season. His knee problems acting up this offseason after just a couple of days of practice at Jets mini-camp mean his career is likely over, even as a backup.