The starting tight end had a pair of drops and was generally the most ineffective of all of the
Cameron has had a rough training camp trying to learn the new offense. He dropped an easy touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill on Friday, and while that drop is concerning, it happens. What should be encouraging for owners is that Tannehill was looking Cameron's way in the red zone.
Usually an Adam Gase offense is friendly to tight ends, but Cameron still hasn't caught on to all of the nuances yet. Cameron is expected to improve from his disappointing season in Miami last year, but it seems it could take him a few games before he fully learns the system. Proponents of the offense will point out that Julius Thomas had his best season playing in it, but that was with Peyton Manning behind center, not Ryan Tannehill.
Cameron said a talk with Julius Thomas helped convince him to stick around with the Dolphins under new head coach Adam Gase, who served as Thomas' offensive coordinator with the Broncos in 2013 and 2014, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Following his disappointing first season in Miami, the 27-year-old Cameron was going to be released if he didn't agree to a pay cut. His comments suggest he strongly considered moving on, yet ultimately decided to give things a chance in a Dolphins offense that could place more emphasis on the tight ends. Cameron thus accepted a pay cut from $7.5 million to $6 million, but with only one-third of the salary guaranteed, it's still possible a poor training camp could lead to his release. Cameron had an ugly 2015 campaign, catching just 35 passes for 386 yards and three touchdowns, despite seeing 70 targets (5.5 YPT) while playing all 16 games. Health was his biggest issue prior to last season, as he was mostly efficient with his targets during a four-year run with the Browns.
Per the agreement, Cameron's base salary for 2016 has been reduced from $7.5 million to $6 million, while more importantly ensuring that the tight end will be retained this coming season after he was limited to 35 catches for 386 yards and three TDs in his first year with the Dolphins. Under new coach Adam Gase, who believes that Cameron is a good fit in his offensive system, the tight end could be in a for a bounce-back season, assuming he can avoid the sort of injury issues that hampered him during his four-year stint with the Browns.
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