Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Phins sign 8; move up in the Draft

Miami got some good news over the weekend as the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles won their respective playoff games, thereby moving the Dolphins' draft position up one spot from the 26th selection to the 25th selection.

Miami also signed an OLB along with 7 of its practice squad players from this season to reserve/future contracts.

The OLB, Tearrius George, is a former CFL defensive end, who spent most of 2008 on the Cowboys' practice squad before being added to the Saints' 53-man roster in December. He was not active for any games while with New Orleans. George (6'4", 258 lbs.) is 26 years old.

The practice squad players that were signed are:
  • WR Anthony Armstrong
  • WR Todd Lowber
  • CB Scorpio Babers
  • CB Will Billingsley
  • DT Joe Cohen
  • FB Chris Brown
  • RB Lex Hilliard
Signing these players now allows them to participate in Miami's offseason conditioning program.

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