Dolphins sign rookie TE Dion Sims

Dion Sims runs a route during the team’s rookie minicamp

The Miami Dolphins have signed another member of their 2013 draft class, this time agreeing to a deal with fourth-round pick Dion Sims.

Sims’ contract is expected to be in the ballpark of fellow fourth-round selection Jelani Jenkins, who signed for $2.57 million with a $472,000 signing bonus on Tuesday.

The former Michigan State Spartan is thought to be the blocking tight end this Dolphins’ roster was missing and appears to be an ideal complement to Dustin Keller for Miami’s two-tight end sets this season.

At 6’5, 262 pounds, Sims is far from one dimensional. He isn’t exceptionally quick, but he does have solid athleticism for a player of his size.

The hope is Sims can factor into the passing game as well and potentially be one of Ryan Tannehill’s favorite targets in the red zone as the Dolphins own a fairly small set of receivers.

Jeff Ireland and the Dolphins will now turn their attention to locking up the team’s five remaining unsigned draft choices.


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