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Miami Dolphins Announce Signings of Eight Players

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The Miami Dolphins today announced the signings of eight free agent players. All eight players were signed to a futures contracts for the 2012 season. Several of these players were signed earlier this month, but the official announcement form the team came today. The eight players are:

  • NT Isaako Aaitui (2011 UDFA from UNLV) - Spent 2011 on the Dolphins' practice squad.
  • CB Vincent Agnew (2011 UDFA from Central Michigan) - Spent 2011 on Dolphins' practice squad.
  • CB Marcus Brown (2010 UDFA from Arkansas State) - Spent 2010 on Seattle Seahakws' practice squad, being activated for one game. Spent 2011 on Dolphins' practice squad
  • LB Jonathan Freeny (2011 UDFA from Rutgers) - Spent 2011 on Dolphins' practice squad
  • WR Chris Hogan (2011 UDFA from Monmouth) - Spent 2011 on New York Giants' practice squad
  • CB Anderson Russel (2010 UDFA from Ohio State) - Spent 2011 on Washington Redskins' practice squad. Spent 2011 on Dolphins' practice squad
  • RB Marcus Thigpen (2009 UDFA from Indiana) - Spent 2009 on Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, and Miami Dolphins practice squad, along with the CFL's Saskatchewan Rougriders practice squad. Cut by Saskatchewan in 2010, signed with Hamilton Tiger-Cats, serving as kick/punt returner and running back for 2010 and 2011.
  • CB Jonathan Wade (2007 3rd Round Pick from Tennessee) - Spent 2007 - 2009 with the St. Louis Rams, appearing in 27 games, starting six. He had two interceptions and 47 tackles in that span. In 2010, Wade split time between the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions, appearing in 12 games, starting 7, and adding 35 tackles. In 2011, Wade spent 18-days with the Dolphins before being released.
  • Futures contracts are 2012 contracts, signed prior to the start of the 2012 NFL league year (March 13). They are authorized for any players not on a team's roster at the end of the season. Practice squad members may be signed by any team.