The Miami Dolphins are adding former Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp, according to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson. Westerkamp had tryouts with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns during the offseason, but he was not signed by either club.
He reportedly sustained a minor hamstring injury during the tryout with the Browns.
Per source, Dolphins are signing undrafted former Nebraska WR Jordan Westerkamp. 167 catches, 2474 yds, 18 TDs in 4 yrs at Nebraska.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) July 30, 2017
In four years at Nebraska, Westerkamp caught 167 passes for 2,474 yards with 18 touchdowns. As a senior, he caught 38 passes for 526 yards with five scores, but missed three games, including the team’s bowl game, due to injury. He still led the team with his 38 receptions. The injury also kept Westerkamp from participating in the NFL Scouting Combine and Nebraska’s Pro Day.
The undrafted rookie will now join a wide receiver group that includes Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, Leonte Carroo, Jakeem Grant, Isaiah Ford, Drew Morgan, Damore’ea Stringfellow, Mitch Mathews, Francis Owusu, and Malcolm Lewis.
According to NFL.com’s draft profile on Westerkamp, he is a “possession receiver with good focus and a determination to come up with the contested catch. Lacks traits like speed and length and he doesn't have separation quickness, but he finds ways to create enough room for an accurate quarterback. His lack of legitimate return value could hurt his cause to make a team.”
UPDATE: The Dolphins have announced the signing of Westerkamp. The team also waived/Injured linebacker Lamin Barrow.