9:08pm: ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweets that it is a two-year deal, $15MM deal.
8:08pm: After a wild couple hours, the Dolphins have officially signed Cameron to a two-year contract, the team announced (Twitter link via James Walker of ESPN.com). According to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News (via Twitter), Miami continues to try to retain Clay despite locking up Cameron.
7:52pm: The Dolphins have gotten a deal done with Cameron, according to Robinson (via Twitter). With the recent chaos surrounding this signing, and with memory of the Frank Gore turnaround, that doesn’t necessarily mean it is official, but Robinson’s source tells him it is.
With Cameron ready to sign, Clay would be ready to sign with either the Bills or the Browns, according to La Canfora (via Twitter). He writes that the Bills have an offer ready.
7:38pm: Cameron has a verbal agreement with the Browns in place but has not signed it, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports (via Twitter). He remains in Miami, where the Dolphins are attempting to get a deal done. Meanwhile, the Dolphins are still working on an extension with Clay, however the sides have yet to agree (via Twitter). Clay thinks he could be in line for a bigger deal elsewhere, either with the Browns or Bills.
Without Clay or Cameron, the Browns are afraid of being left with no one. Both Cameron and Clay are working on deals with the Dolphins, and Miami is weighing both potential deals to see which one makes more sense for the team. Mike Rodak of ESPN sees this playing out like musical chairs, with three teams with needs chasing only two tight ends (via Twitter).
At this point, the Dolphins believe they will get the Cameron deal done, reports Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter).
7:03pm: The Dolphins are “making progress” with Cameron, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk tweets. A deal would likely result in removing the tag from Clay. In theory, Florio adds (link), Clay could blow the Cameron-to-Miami deal by signing the transition tender.
6:59pm: The Dolphins jumped back in once they heard about Cameron’s reported agreement with Cleveland, according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter). No deal was signed, so they aggressively went after the tight end.
6:53pm: Despite reports to the contrary, Jordan Cameron won’t be signing with the Browns. He’ll be joining the Dolphins, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter). He adds that contract details are being finalized now.
Originally, Cameron was said have reached an agreement on a new contract with Cleveland worth $15MM for two years. Cameron reportedly was not interested in returning to the Browns, so his rumored signing with Cleveland took many by surprise. Apparently, the tight end has decided to throw us a second swerve tonight by joining up with Miami.
Cameron struggled with injuries in 2014, managing to play in 10 games but only catching 24 passes. However, he had a breakout season in 2013, when he caught 80 passes for nearly 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Raiders were another team with major interest, but the team was hesitant to commit to Cameron due to his significant concussion history, writes Bill Williamson of ESPN (via Twitter). If Cameron does indeed land in Miami, it’ll be interesting to see how that impacts Charles Clay‘s status. The Dolphins free agent tight end was said to be discussing a long-term deal with Miami, but the arrival of Cameron could throw that info flux.