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Tunsil, Doughty sign rookie contracts with Dolphins

12 other undrafted rookies sign with team

Dolphins first round pick Laremy Tunsil poses with head coach Adam Gase and team executive vice president Mike Tannenbaum
Dolphins first round pick Laremy Tunsil poses with head coach Adam Gase and team executive vice president Mike Tannenbaum

DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins have signed first-round draft pick Laremy Tunsil and seventh-round draft pick Brandon Doughty.

A news release from the team Friday said both players signed their rookie contracts.

Tunsil was the 13th overall pick in last month's NFL Draft. The offensive tackle was not expected to be available when it came time for the Dolphins to pick, but Tunsil's draft stock plummeted after a video showing him appearing to smoke marijuana while wearing a gas mask was posted on his Twitter account minutes before the start of the draft.

A picture posted on his Instagram account also showed a text screenshot of Tunsil requesting money from a college athletic administrator. Tunsil later admitted that he accepted money from a coach while at Mississippi, where he earned back-to-back All-Southeastern Conference first-team honors.

Doughty, who grew up in Davie and played football at North Broward Preparatory School in Coconut Creek, was a three-year starting quarterback at Western Kentucky, where he led the nation in passing in his final two seasons. He left Western Kentucky as the school's all-time leader in nearly every passing category, including yards (12,855) and touchdowns (111).

Twelve other undrafted rookies signed contracts -- linebacker Akil Blount, linebacker James Burgess, offensive lineman Ruben Carter, long snapper Ryan DiSalvo, linebacker Tyler Gray, safety A.J. Hendry, tight end Gabe Hughes, defensive end Farrington Huguenin, kicker Marshall Koehn, cornerback Lafayette Pitts, wide receiver Rashawn Scott and wide receiver Brandon Shippen.

Three of the undrafted rookies have Florida ties. Blount was a four-year letterman at Florida A&M, Hughes was a three-year letterman at Florida Tech and Scott was a four-year letterman at Miami.


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