We heard last week that the Dolphins were in talks with one of their many impending free agents - Greg Camarillo.
Tonight we know for sure that Camarillo will be in Miami through 2011. The Dolphins signed Camarillo to a 3 year, $6 million contract extension today.
Camarillo was last year's hero, catching a pass and taking it the distance for the game-winning touchdown in overtime against Baltimore - Miami's only win of 2007. This season, Camarillo has taken his game to the next level and leads the team in receptions (49) and receiving yards (538).
Earlier this season, the Dolphins locked up Patrick Cobbs wit ha 2 year extension. So why have these two gotten their deals done while other big potential free agents - such as Vernon Carey, Yeremiah Bell, Channing Crowder, and Andre Goodman - still have no new deals? Here's what Tony Sparano says about Camarillo and Cobbs:
"The two most consistent players since the day I walked through the door have been Greg Camarillo and Patrick Cobbs."
Congrats, Greg. It's a contract that has been well deserved.
Hat tip to jwillis9 for his FanPost.