Ted Ginn is in the house and ready to sign
Ted Ginn Jr met Wayne Huizenga's deadline.
The Dolphins first round pick has agreed to a six-year deal that can void to five years. Further financial terms are not yet available. Ginn is expected to sign the deal within the next couple of hours.
This means Ginn will be on the field for Miami's first training camp practice Saturday. It also means the Dolphins won't have to play hardball while living up to owner Huizenga's threat that any rookie that didn't sign by the start of camp would be sitting out the entire season.
It has been an interesting few days for the negotiators on both sides. I'm told the sides pretty much had a deal in place by Tuesday but when the Dolphins pressed Ginn's agent to pull the trigger, he backed away.
This is speculation on my part, but I'm thinking agent Neil Cornrich didn't want to step out and do a deal before the picks around Ginn did their contracts. The Dolphins apparently reacted quite strongly to this, stressing to Cornrich that they were absolutely NOT BLUFFING about sitting Ginn for the season.
Ultimately, Huizenga's policy on threatening to sit players works for the Dolphins this year. But I still don't think it's a wise policy to have.