Miami Dolphins Press Release
As expected, the Miami Dolphins have signed kicker Jake Rogers prior to Monday's practice. What was not expected however was the addition of defensive tackle Cory Grissom.
Before signing with the Dolphins, Grissom was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on March 25, 2014, but was soon released a couple of months later. Grissom originally came into the league as an undrafted free agent for the New England Patriots after the 2013 NFL Draft, where he was placed on their reserved/injured list on August 1, 2013. He was released by the Patriots on March 10, 2014.
Grissom was named second-team All-Big East during his senior year at South Florida, where over his career he recorded 105 tackles, 16½ tackles for loss, five sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for the Bulls. He started 40 of the 46 games he played there.
Jake Rogers has spent time most recently with the Cleveland Browns who released him on July 28, 2014. Before that he was bounced around the league by teams such as the New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and the Washington Redskins.
The signing of Rogers was expected as the team needs a kicker with both Caleb Sturgis and John Potter nursing injuries, the signing of Grissom is somewhat confusing however as the team has an abundance of talent on the defensive line and it would make more sense for the team's focus to be on more pressing needs such as the linebacker position. Perhpas there's more to the Grissom signing than meets the eye.