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Dolphins sign rookie safety Brandon Jones, leaving just 4 unsigned draftees

The Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with seven of the 11 players the franchise selected in April’s NFL draft.

A flurry of signings have occurred within the past week, and the latest to get a deal done is former Texas standout Brandon Jones, who the Dolphins have given a four-year contract worth $4,873,102.

As a third-round pick Jones, a versatile safety who will likely compete for the starting strong spot vacated by the release of Reshad Jones this offseason, will receive a signing bonus that pays him $1,104,072, according to a league source.

Jones, who contributed 233 tackles, one sack and four interceptions during the 47 games he played for the Longhorns, will compete with Bobby McCain, Eric Rowe, Steven Parker, Adrian Colbert, and veteran free-agent signees Clayton Fejedelem and Kavon Frazier to determine who mans the two starting safety spots in the secondary.