Dolphins sign rookie contract with Jaelan Phillips

In this  Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 file photo, Jaelan Phillips of Miami celebrates a defensive stop during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.
In this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 file photo, Jaelan Phillips of Miami celebrates a defensive stop during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. ((Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool))

DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins have reached a deal with rookie Jaelan Phillips.

The pass rusher out of the University of Miami is officially listed as a linebacker with the Dolphins.

He was taken with the No. 18 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Phillips started 10 games at Miami with 8 sacks and an interception.

He earned first-team All-American and second-team All-ACC honors as a junior in 2020.

Phillips started his college career at UCLA.


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