By: Shawn Williams
The Miami Dolphins have announced a two-year extension for TE Adam Shaheen. They acquired Shaheen from the Chicago Bears back in late July in exchange for a 2021 seventh round draft pick.
The deal is reported to be for 2 years and worth up to $7.85 million ($3.2 million guaranteed), per Adam Schefter, ESPN.
Shaheen was drafted by the Bears, 45th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. Coming out of Division II Ashland, he was ranked as the 4th best Tight End prospect on NFLDraftScout.com.
He was made famous, in the pre-draft combine, for his affinity of Chiptole’s burritos. When asked how he put on 70lbs he answered “um, a lot of Chipotle burritos”.
Shaheen struggled to find solid footing in Chicago where he continuously dealt with injury issues. He had his best season his rookie year when he caught a total of 12 receptions for 127 yards and 3 touchdowns.
He has seemed to earn some stability in South Florida. Miami took a flyer on him in training camp, and he has grown since his arrival in Davie.
In week 5 against San Francisco he had a three-yard reception for a touchdown. Week 6 his production increased catching three balls for a career high 51 yards and a touchdown.
He clearly has earned the respect of the coaching staff and will try to continue to grow alongside TE’s Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe.
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