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Jordan Cameron | Tight End

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 249
College: USC
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The Miami Herald considers the 2016 portion of Jordan Cameron's two-year contract with the Dolphins a "mirage."
Cameron's deal was announced as two years and $15 million. But his cap charge is only $4.5 million this year while the 2016 number is $9.5 million. Furthermore, Cameron's $7.5 million 2016 base salary doesn't become fully guaranteed until the second day of the new league year. Unless he stays injury-free and produces at a high level, there's a good chance we'll be talking about Cameron as a cap casualty 11 months from now. Apr 2 - 11:46 AM

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According to ESPN Cleveland, Jordan Cameron was "frustrated with the (Browns') instability at quarterback and constant change in offensive direction."

The Browns thought they had Cameron back on a two-year, $15 million deal, but he ended up signing a nearly-identical contract with the Dolphins. In other words, the tie didn't go to the team that drafted Cameron in 2011. His loss has left the Browns comically thin at tight end, and almost entirely bereft of playmakers.
Mar 16 - 8:32 AM

Dolphins signed TE Jordan Cameron, formerly of the Browns, to a two-year contract worth $15 million.

This one is official, as it was announced by the Dolphins themselves. Earlier, there were reports that Cameron had put pen to paper and re-signed with the Browns on a similar deal. Cameron has immense upside as a seam-stretching, catch-first tight end, but has seen his career marred by concussions in three-straight seasons. He's a huge injury risk, but infinitely bigger playmaker than transition player Charles Clay, who may now skip town to Buffalo or Cleveland.
Mar 12 - 9:08 PM

Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson reports free agent Jordan Cameron will actually sign with the Dolphins.

Initial reports had Cameron signing a two-year, $15 million deal to re-up with the Browns. The deal was reportedly done, but the Dolphins jumped back into the mix at the last minute and appear to be stealing Cameron away from Cleveland. It's a sign the Dolphins are prepared to lose transition player Charles Clay.
Mar 12 - 7:57 PM

Browns re-signed TE Jordan Cameron to a two-year, $15 million contract.

The Browns decided not to franchise tag Cameron, and they've been rewarded with a reasonable two-year deal. With Josh Gordon suspended indefinitely, Cameron is easily the Browns' most talented pass catcher, but he has a troubling concussion history. As it is, the Browns were not going to be a better team by letting Cameron walk, and they've now made a smart move in a free-agency period where they've otherwise been quiet. The Browns' quarterback situation is an absolute mess, but Cameron is firmly on the TE1 radar for 2015.
Mar 12 - 5:57 PM

Free agent Jordan Cameron is visiting the Dolphins, and the sides have a "lot of mutual interest."

Per NFL Network, the Browns and a mystery team are also in the mix. We can't really think of a good reason for the increasingly talent-less Browns to let Cameron walk, even considering his concussion history. Signing with the Dolphins would be a strong sign that Charles Clay is moving on to Buffalo.
Mar 12 - 3:17 PM

Free agent Jordan Cameron is expected to visit with the Dolphins.

It didn't seem like the Fins would need a backup plan at tight end after slapping Charles Clay with the transition tag. Of course, that was before the Bills threw Miami a curve ball by bringing Clay in for a visit. Cameron is one of the league's premier receiving tight ends, but teams seems to be shying away from him because of his history with concussions (three in the last two seasons). The Browns and Raiders are also keeping tabs on Cameron.
Mar 10 - 10:22 PM

Yahoo's Rand Getlin reports the Jaguars view free agent Jordan Cameron as a fallback option if they can't land Julius Thomas.

The Jaguars have no known competition for Thomas, so the marriage there seems inevitable. Cameron is the next-best tight end in free agency, and Getlin reports the Browns, Raiders, Broncos and Seahawks "are in play."
Mar 8 - 6:35 PM

Coach Mike Pettine said at the Combine the Browns are open to re-signing free agent Jordan Cameron, but only at "the right price."

"It's being discussed," said Pettine. "Gotta be the right price." Browns beat writers don't expect Cameron to return, but the Browns aren't exactly overflowing with pass-catcher options. Of course, they don't have a quarterback either. Cleveland has a ways to go to build a competitive offense.
Feb 18 - 3:31 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported in October that the Seahawks tried to acquire Jordan Cameron from the Browns in exchange for Percy Harvin.

After being denied by Browns GM Ray Farmer, the Seahawks then asked the Broncos if they'd be interested in a Julius Thomas-for-Harvin swap. Broncos GM John Elway didn't bite. Cameron and Thomas are now set to hit the free-agent market March 10, and the Seahawks are expected to cut TE Zach Miller. Cameron played for coach Pete Carroll at USC. He could come at a bargain price after each of his previous three seasons were marred by concussion issues.
Feb 13 - 11:10 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports impending free agent Jordan Cameron is "not interested" in re-signing with the Browns.

Who would choose to remain in that mess of an organization? We can't blame Cameron. Although he's proven to be extremely prone to concussions, Cameron is a major threat when on the field. The former college basketball player is a seam-stretching tight end who averaged 17.7 YPR this past season. He's going to be one of the more interesting free-agent cases to follow in March.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 4 - 1:04 PM

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi puts the Browns' odds of re-signing free agent Jordan Cameron at one percent.

Grossi has been beating this drum for weeks, but "one percent" is his most-compelling missive thus far. It's odd that a team with so little receiving talent would be willing to let arguably a top-five pass-catching tight end walk without a fight, but the Browns must be tired of Cameron's continual injuries. Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray would form the NFL's most dismal tight end corps.
Feb 3 - 4:44 PM

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi expects the Browns to let Jordan Cameron walk in free agency.

Grossi previously predicted Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray would be Cleveland's starting tight ends to open the 2015 season. Cameron is a top-five talent at the tight end position, but the Browns appear poised to move on following an injury-riddled 2014 campaign. Cameron's free agent market will be fascinating to track. The 26-year-old is likely to come at a nice discount.
Jan 25 - 2:52 PM

Jordan Cameron caught 3-of-6 targets for 41 yards Week 17 against the Ravens.

Cameron got loose down the middle for a 30-yard gain in the first half, but was held in check the rest of the game. It was a quiet finish to a disappointing season for Cameron. Dealing with a concussion and shoulder injury throughout the season, the contract-year tight end managed just 24 catches for 424 yards and two scores across 10 games in 2014. Turning 27 just before the 2015 season begins, Cameron is young enough and talented enough from someone to take a chance despite his long concussion history, but he will likely have to settle for a short-term, prove-it deal.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Jordan Cameron secured 3-of-5 targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

Cameron was silent until the fourth quarter, when Brian Hoyer hit him for a dramatic 81-yard touchdown to give Cleveland the lead. It ultimately wasn't enough as the Panthers came back to win on a Cam Newton nine-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Stewart. It's been a lost fantasy year for Cameron, but his ability to produce was never in question. He'll look to finish strong in a Week 17 date with Baltimore.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:23:00 PM