UPDATE #3: It appears as though TE Jordan Cameron is going to the Miami Dolphins, not the Cleveland Browns. All of the crazy, chronological updates are in our our Day 3 Free Agency Live Blog.
UPDATE #2: For the latest non-stop breaking news on where TE Jordan Cameron is headed, check out our Day 3 Free Agency Live Blog.
UPDATE: Do we need to put the brakes on this? New information is coming in about TE Jordan Cameron maybe actually going to Miami:
7:55 PM: And now Ian Rapoport, who had the original story, is putting on the brakes too:
Wild. After Jordan Cameron’s 2-year, $15M offer was reported, the #Dolphins jumped in. They are now negotiating with him. Hadn’t previously— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2015
7:54 PM: Whoa, pump the brakes on the TE Jordan Cameron news?
Below is the original story from when it was reported that Cameron would be staying with Cleveland. As it turns out, he is not.
Following what has been at times for Browns fans a frustratingly quiet first several days of the 2015 free agency period, the front office appears to have finally broken its "big name" moratorium to make a significant signing.
According to multiple reports, the Browns have agreed to terms with TE Jordan Cameron. The deal is set to re-sign Cameron for two years, worth a total of $15 million. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network broke the news first.
Jordan Cameron done w/ Cleveland, 2 yrs $15M, source says #Browns— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2015
Cameron, a fourth-round pick in 2011, has had injury issues over the course of his career but finally had a breakout season in 2013, bringing in 80 catches for 917 yards and 7 touchdowns, amounting to a deserved Pro Bowl nod.
He played stellar again when healthy this past season, but his production was cut short due to a concussion. Ultimately, he missed six games in 2014. When he managed to come back for the final four, he returned to a high-level, despite severe inconsistency at quarterback by then.
With Cameron averaging $7.5 million per year, it would put him right into the top five among the tight end position.
He will be earning near to that of Greg Olsen and Jason Witten but well-below the $9-10 million commanded by the top three:
Contract details via OverTheCap.com
If Cameron can stay on the field, this deal is more than fair for both parties. If he can notch back-to-back great seasons, he could return to the negotiating table as a 28-year-old with a lot more leverage.