If you asked anyone at 6:30 PM EST where Jordan Cameron would be playing in 2015, everyone would have said Cleveland. Fast forward to 8:00 PM EST and the answer is now Miami. Confused? Yes, we are too.
The Miami Dolphins hosted the tight end on an official free agent visit on Thursday as they were exploring their options to replace Charles Clay in case he had signed an offer sheet the team couldn't match. The two most likely suitors for Clay were the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills. Clay had left Buffalo without an offer and was presumably on his way to Cleveland when the news about Cameron going back to the Browns surfaced.
According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports and confirmed by Ian Rapapport of the NFL Network, that's when things changed and the Dolphins told Cameron they wanted him in Miami. Now as of 8:45 PM EST, Robinson has reported that Cameron to Miami is official and he is now a member of the Dolphins. The team then confirmed it through the media around 9:05 PM EST - all of this on Thursday evening.
General Manager Dennis Hickey talked about Cameron in a press release, calling him a "young, proven Pro Bowl performer with playmaking ability that will positively impact our team.”
Cameron signed a two-year contract worth $15 million dollars with the team, according to various media reports in South Florida. There's no doubt that he is a threat on the field, standing in at 6 feet, 5 inches. He will be a threat in the red zone and will be a mismatch for linebackers and slot cornerbacks throughout the NFL. However, the reason why he's available is because he has suffered three concussions in the past two seasons. In 2014, he only played in 10 games for the Cleveland Browns, catching 24 passes for 424 yards and 2 touchdowns.
If Cameron can stay healthy though, he will bring something this offense has been lacking. Cameron was a Pro Bowl player in 2013 when he caught 80 passes for 917 yards and 7 touchdowns.
This doesn't necessarily mean the end for Clay in Miami as it's possible they sign both players, although that's unlikely with Dion Sims on the roster and the team's belief in his potential. We'll see how it plays out in the hours and days ahead.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs