According to Armondo Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Miami Dolphins have restructured the contract of tight end Jordan Cameron thus ensuring that he will remain with the Dolphins through at least the 2016 season. There have been reports for the last couple of days that the Dolphins were looking to rework Cameron's deal as he was set to count 9.5 million against this year's cap total. There have also been reports that new Dolphins head coach Adam Gase was a fan of Jordan's game and thought that his skills were a good fit for his offensive system.
Cameron was, of course, signed last offseason as a free agent after spending 3 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Jordan's original deal was for two years at 15 million dollars. The way the deal was written it was essentially a one-year prove it deal with nearly 2/3rds of the money back-loaded to the second year of the contract. Many Dolphins fans were underwhelmed by Cameron first season with the team despite some plays that flashed his potential.
No details of what the new contract entails or for how many years it was extended have not been reported yet. Exact details of the deal may not be made available until tomorrow when the NFL's 2016 league year officially begins.
The Miami Dolphins have restructured the contract for TE Jordan Cameron per source. Guarantees he stays in Miami.— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) March 8, 2016