June 19, 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) throws a pass during mini camp practice at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Miami Dolphins Sign Ryan Tannehill

The Miami Dolphins and first-round pick Ryan Tannehill have agreed to make a deal. As is the case with all rookie deals, it is a four-year contract that includes a club option for a fifth-year. Unfortunately for Tannehill, he was unable to get the offset language fully removed from the deal.

While Tannehill was involved in his brief holdout from Dolphins training camp, he was staying in shape at the IMG Performance Institute in Bradenton, Florida.

It is being reported that Tannehill is out of the mix for the Dolphins starting quarterback job. Veterans David Garrard and Matt Moore will fight for the starting job, while Tannehill will continue to adjust to the speed of the NFL game. Tannehill should be familiar with the offense since he worked with Mike Sherman at Texas A&M but he has had trouble moving at NFL speed.

Now that Tannehill has his deal, he can get paid to hold the clipboard.

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