March 12, 2015

MIAMI (AP) Former Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron signed a $15 million, two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, giving them a possible replacement for Charles Clay.

The Cleveland Browns wanted to keep Cameron, made him an offer and had discussions with him Thursday. But he chose the Dolphins after visiting them.

''It has been a long day, but we worked it out,'' Cameron told the Dolphins' web site. ''I'm happy to be here, and I'm very excited.''

The Dolphins put a transition tag on Clay last week, but he has since been courted by the Buffalo Bills.

Cameron missed five games last year with the Cleveland Browns because of a concussion, his third in three seasons. He reached the Pro Bowl in 2013, when he had 80 catches for 917 yards and seven touchdowns.

Cameron had 130 career catches in four seasons with the Browns, who selected the former college basketball player in the fourth round in 2011.

''He is a young, proven Pro Bowl performer with playmaking ability,'' Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said in a statement.

Cameron said Dolphins officials sold him on the chance to play with quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

''They were singing his praises all day today, and it was definitely a big part of my decision,'' Cameron said.

The Dolphins might still have room for Clay, a four-year starter in Miami. He had 58 catches last season for 605 yards and three scores but was slowed by a knee injury.

Cornerback T.J. Heath, who played in two games late last season with Miami, signed a $585,000, one-year deal.

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