Thursday, July 19, 2007

Satele signs

On Wednesday, Samson Satele agreed to a four-year contract worth $2.89 million, with $1.225 million in guaranteed money.

The team has now signed 7 of its 10 draft picks. WR Ted Ginn, QB John Beck, and G Drew Mormino remain unsigned.

Here is the pre-training camp review of Satele that I wrote yesterday:

Samson Satele
Satele has experience at all the line positions, but he will be the team's starting center, which is a big undertaking for a rookie. He started 53 games for Hawaii, so he's definitely mature and durable. The strongest aspect of Satele's game is his pass-blocking. In Hawaii's offense that is what he was asked to do on a vast majority of plays. Because of this, his run-blocking is going to need a lot of work. He also struggles when blocking on the move, which may hamper his effectiveness at the second level. However, if he can concentrate on manning a single position, his good technique should go a long way in helping him to succeed. He has the aggressiveness and toughness that Miami's OL unit sorely needs more of.

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