Monday, December 14, 2015, 1:08pm
The Miami Dolphins moved on from Charles Clay as their starting tight end this season and brought in Jordan Cameron during free agency. Cameron showed great potential with the Cleveland Browns but was also unable to stay healthy throughout his first four seasons in the NFL.
He's finally ridded himself of injuries this season, but he hasn't lived up to expectations after signing a two-year, $15 million deal in Miami.
He's caught just 26 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games -- with 10 of those receptions coming in the first three games. Since then, he's caught 16 passes in 9 games and hasn't seen the ball thrown his way much.
Cameron admitted that his role with the Dolphins hasn't been what he expected it to be, and not in a good way.
“My role is a little different than I thought it was going to be,” Cameron said via the Palm Beach Post. “The first two games, I was catching the ball more and they kind of had it evolve after that and they started to get the run game a little more involved. So my role evolved, too.”
Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:45pm
Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 10. Cameron hasn’t broken 40 yards receiving since Week 2.
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:09pm
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:46pm
Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Cameron played about half the snaps in Week 9 and was targeted once. He hasn’t caught a touchdown since Week 6 and hasn’t cracked the 40-yard mark since Week 2.
Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm
Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 9. Cameron was a midweek downgrade, so consider him a game-time decision until we get a better handle on his status.
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm
Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:45pm
Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron (groin, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 4. Cameron should be fine to suit up since he played through the injury last week. The Dolphins play in the very early London game on Sunday.
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:11pm
Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:02pm
Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron (groin, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 3. The Dolphins play late so this may be a headache for fantasy owners. He’s expected to play, per beat writer Armando Salguero.
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:16pm
Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron (groin) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Cameron is considered “day to day” per beat writer Armando Salguero. He was unable to finish the game against the Jaguars, so we’re concerned about his Week 3 availability. His return to practice on Thursday is encouraging, however.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 6:12pm
Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron (groin) did not practice Wednesday. Cameron is considered “day to day” per beat writer Armando Salguero. He was unable to finish the game against the Jaguars, so we’re concerned about his Week 3 availability.
Cameron was dealing with a groin ailment. As for star running back Miller, he doesn't seem to think the ankle injury that forced him to leave the game will be serious.
According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Miller said "I'll be alright" after the game.
Even when he was on the field, Miller was relatively ineffective for the second straight week. He carried it 10 times for 14 yards, with another five touches coming in the passing game.
The Dolphins said in the offseason they'd be open to giving Miller more carries this season, but with his ineffectiveness and the offense's issues, that doesn't seem to be the case thus far.
Miller missed the second half of the team's loss to the Jaguars, although he did consider returning to the game. He will not need an MRI, according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. In Miller's absence, Damien Williams took over as the lead back, carrying the ball just two times for five yards, but he did add a touchdown reception.
Monday, September 14, 2015, 10:03am
There were concerns if Cameron, who signed a two-year contract in free agency, was the right fit for Miami’s offense and quarterback Ryan Tannehill. In addition to the preseason, Tannehill and Cameron were not making a lot of connections during training camp, either.
However, those concerns were erased in the Dolphins’ 17-10 win over the Washington Redskins in the regular-season opener. When the game mattered, Cameron performed with four catches for a team-high 73 yards.
“It felt good. Everyone was talking about that in the preseason, about not getting the touches or whatever,” Cameron said. “But that’s how it goes sometimes. Some days you get the targets. Some days you don’t. I’ve just got to capitalize when they come my way.”
Cameron was one of the few consistent bright spots for Miami’s offense against Washington. His role will be even more important moving forward considering backup tight end Dion Sims suffered a concussion and could miss time. Cameron showed some of the form Sunday that made him a Pro Bowler as a member of the Cleveland Browns two seasons ago. He averaged 18.3 yards per reception and was able to stretch the field and get behind Washington’s linebackers. The story added that Cameron and Tannehill spent extra time after practice to make sure they were on the same page and it looks like it's paying off.
Monday, August 10, 2015, 5:40pm
This year, TE Jordan Cameron is in Miami and the Browns are piecing together a tight end group that includes returnees Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray along with newcomers Rob Housler, signed in free agency, and E.J. Bibbs, an undrafted rookie out of Iowa State, among others.
"Our group of tight ends all complement each other," Barnidge said after practice on Monday. "We all can do everything that we're asked to do."
The tight ends were busy on Monday. But some of the key plays were the deep passes that Barnidge caught. It was something that Cameron offered the offense when he was out on the field. Barnidge, Dray and Housler don't have the hands or the athletic ability of Cameron, but if they can stretch the field -- even just a little, it would be enormous for this passing attack.
OC Bill Lazor, who took over play-calling duties last year and elevated Miami’s offense to 11th in the NFL at 24.3 points per game.
He oversaw a faster offense that made space for playmakers and took advantage of mismatches.
But he could do only so much with the personnel he inherited. This season, the Dolphins have brought in bigger red-zone threats in 6-foot-5 tight end Jordan Cameron and 6-3 rookie receiver DeVante Parker, who is recovering from foot surgery.
It’s a lot of new faces for Lazor, but he said it all starts with his quarterback and center, who already have a year of experience in the offense.
“We’re gonna go as fast as Ryan Tannehill and Mike Pouncey can go,” Lazor said. “The other guys got to keep up.”
Expectations are high for the Miami offense but a lot will depend on the offensive line too the story said. Like the Eagles, the team wants to move fast at times and the hope for them is Tannehill now has the weapons around him. Tannehill comes in 10th on our QB list this year so fantasy expectations are high too. He's among a tier of QBs owners who wait on the position will be thinking about when it comes to the mid-to-late rounds. His ADP is the ninth for 12 team leagues.
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