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Miami Dolphins restructure tight end Jordan Cameron’s contract

Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron celebrates his touchdown in the second quarter as the Miami Dolphins host the Dallas Cowboys at Sun Life Stadium on Nov. 22, 2015.
Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron celebrates his touchdown in the second quarter as the Miami Dolphins host the Dallas Cowboys at Sun Life Stadium on Nov. 22, 2015. adiaz@miamiherald.com

The Miami Dolphins have restructured Jordan Cameron's contract, a move that both frees up even more cap space and ensures that their No. 1 tight end will remain onboard through the 2016 season.

Cameron took a modest pay cut to remain in Miami, according to Fox Sports. His base salary shrunk from $7.5 million to $6 million. As before, his contract ends after this coming season.

The Dolphins entered the day with some $20 million in cap space. They now have more than $1 million more.

Cameron caught just 35 passes for 386 yards in his first season in Miami, but that was due in no small part to how the Dolphins used him. With the pass protection poor again, he stayed in to block more than they had originally intended.

New coach Adam Gase might have tipped his hand at the NFL Scouting Combine last month when he said Cameron was a good fit in his offensive system.

The Dolphins also reworked defensive Robert Thomas II’s deal Tuesday and announced the signing of wide receiver Christion Jones.

Adam H. Beasley: 305-376-3565, @AdamHBeasley

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