The Dolphins waited a lot longer than their peers to start signing draft picks, but they are making up for lost time on Friday.
Shortly after word that sixth-round pick Cornell Armstrong agreed to his deal came multiple reports that first-round pick Minkah Fitzpatrick has also signed with the team. Fitzpatrick’s deal is for four years with a team option for a fifth season.
Fitzpatrick, who was the 11th overall pick, won the Thorpe Award as the best defensive back in the country in recognition of his work at Alabama last season. Fitzpatrick saw time at both cornerback and safety for the Crimson Tide and showed a knack for rushing the passer as well, which should lead to work in a variety of roles with the Dolphins as well.
The content of those conversations between Trump and owners – as well as any forms of pressure directed at the league by the administration – are expected to shape the requests to force the testimony of Trump, Pence and other affiliated officials, sources said.
NFL’s former P.R. exec takes issue with President’s cancellation of Eagles trip
It’s unknown what Joe Lockhart would have said about the President’s cancellation of the White House visit by the Super Bowl champion Eagles if Lockhart were still the NFL’s top in-house P.R. executive. It is known what Lockhart did say in his capacity as a former NFL employee.
Official statements from the President used to be serious thoughtful expressions of national interest, said Lockhart, who served as the White House press secretary under President Clinton, on Twitter. Now they are childish rants. The latest — if some of the [Super Bowl] champs don’t want to come to the [White House], then none of them are invited. POTUS will play with his toys alone tomorrow.
The President uninvited the Eagles on the eve of the visit, claiming that [t]hey disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our country.