The Miami Dolphins are on the field this morning for the first Organized Team Activity of the 2014 preseason. Three new players are joining the workout, with the team announcing the signing of offensive linemen Samuel Longo and Michael Philipp and defensive tackle Micajah Reynolds.
Longo joins the Dolphins after first spending time at the Cleveland Browns' rookie minicamp as a tryout. The Cincinnati product turned heads during his Pro Day when he completed 47 repetitions of the 225-pound bench press. He ran a 5.27 second 40-yard dash, but had an injured ankle when he did it, along with a 33-1/2 inch vertical jump and an 8-foot, 9-inch broad jump. Longo played guard for the Bearcats, assisting on an offense that led the nation in rushing yards per game (168 ypg).
Philipp also comes to the Dolphins after having spent a brief stint with the Cleveland Browns. He started 48 games for Oregon State at left tackle, but projects to the inside at the NFL level. During his Pro Day, he completed 19 repetitions on the bench press, ran a 5.34 second 40-yard dash, and had a 7-foot, 10-inch broad jump.
Reynolds joins the Dolphins after having been with the New Orleans Saints briefly after a college career at Michigan State. Reynolds played both offensive and defensive line with the Spartans, beginning as a guard his freshman and sophomore seasons before finishing his career as a defensive tackle, starting 19 games at the position and recording 58 career tackles, 5-1/2 tackles for loss, one sack, and one forced fumble.
All three players took part in the Dolphins' rookie minicamp last weekend on a tryout basis.
The Dolphins will hold a three days of OTA workouts this week and will be on the field today, tomorrow, and Friday.