With less than a week and a half before training camp kicks off for the Miami Dolphins, their front office is getting down to business with their remaining unsigned rookies. Today, the Dolphins and cornerback Sean Smith came to terms on a 4 year contract, according to his agent's Twitter account.
His agent, David Canter of DEC Management, also tweets that the signing bonus represents a 12.5% increase over last year and his total guaranteed money represents a 6.5% increase. Reports indicate that Smith's deal is worth $3.1 million over 4 years with $1.36 million in guarantees.
Smith is expected to battle for the starting cornerback job opposite of veteran Will Allen. Smith was reportedly impressive during offseason workouts and practices, showing off that great athleticism that is surprising out of a 6'3 1/2 cornerback. But he will have to beat out fellow rookie Vontae Davis, who remains unsigned, as well as veteran Eric Green.
Davis is one of three remaining unsigned Dolphins. The others are quarterback Pat White and safety Chris Clemons.
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[Editor's Note at 9:20pm: If anyone is wondering why newspapers like the Miami Herald are dropping like flies, just go to the Herald's website. It's been hours since news broke about Sean Smith coming to terms and they still don't have any articles or posts up reporting it. Well done.]