Fourth Round Draft Pick LB Jelani Jenkins
(On if he’s looking forward to being re-united with another fellow Florida Gator in Mike Pouncey) – “Abolsutely. Absolutely. I’m real cool with Mike Pouncey and looking forward to being back in Florida as well.”
(On what he brings ot the position and what his goals are as a rookie) – “Just to be able to help out as best as I can, wherever the coach needs me, wherever the team needs me. I would like to go in there and be an impact immediately. However I can do that, I would be happy to.”
(On his skillset and his strengths) – “I think I tackle real well and I also cover real well. Those are both things that I know I’m going to get better at as time goes by more so. I think I have a lot of ability. I have a lot of hope for the future knowing I’m going to get better. I’m looking forward to that.”
(On what percent he dropped into coverage at Florida) – “About 60 percent. They always had me all over the place. Sometimes, they had me playing safety. So I was all over the place.”
(On how much playing in the SEC will benefit him) – “Oh, the most. Every week was like an NFL game it seemed like. There was never really a week off. Every team we faced, they can beat us any given day. So the coaching and the amount of experience I got in the SEC, I can’t take back on anything.”
General Manager Jeff Ireland and Head Coach Joe Philbin
MIAMI, FL – The Miami Dolphins have traded Davone Bess to the Cleveland Browns, it was announced today. The team acquired the Browns fourth-round draft choice (104th overall) and fifth-round draft choice (164th overall) for Bess its fourth-round draft choice (111th overall) and seventh-round draft choice (217th).
“Davone was a consummate professional on the field and a model representative of the team off it through all of his charitable activities,” said Miami Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland. “He joined the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent and worked hard to become one of the team’s most popular and respected players. We want to wish him the best of luck with the Browns.”
The Miami Dolphins officially unveiled the fifth logo in the team’s 48-year history during a celebration on the field of Sun Life Stadium. The official unveiling took place in front of season ticket members and fans and also included the revealing of the newly designed Nike uniforms that the team will wear for the 2013 season, which kicks off against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, August 4 at 8:00 PM ET.
The new logo was developed during a creative process spanning more than a year and a half and incorporated input from ownership, members of the organization, former players and the franchise’s loyal fans. The logo is at the center of a comprehensive rebranding initiative anchored in the brand’s DNA of being Iconic, Vibrant and Meaningful and of ensuring all of the brand’s initiatives are “focused on football”.
Highlighting the evolution is the return to the original aqua and orange color scheme that has come to embody the team and the surrounding Miami area. The iconic elements, the sun and the Dolphin, remain prominent and allow the redesigned logo to remain connected throughout the team’s history while representing the constant influence of the South Florida environment and community.
Within the logo, the aqua, along with the marine blue, first introduced in 1997 and now finessed through this process, are inspired by the color of South Florida’s Atlantic Ocean; while the orange is representative of the bright South Florida sun. The return to the original colors also salutes the accomplishments and rich history of the Dolphins, the first professional sports franchise in the state of Florida. The enhancements also incorporate a modern, more aggressive approach on the original logo developed nearly a half century ago. The Dolphins’ positioning has been refined and now features the moment of most power in the marine mammal’s trajectory, right before it breaks the plane of the water. The sun has also been refined to incorporate more rays as well as an overall enhancement to a more brighter and vibrant color.
The Dolphins will also incorporate a new official logotype as part of the rebranding. The development of the new logotype design is reflective of the updated logo as well as an integration to a more athletic type style. Within the official logotype the word “Miami” will be introduced and accompany “Dolphins” for the first time in franchises history. The interlocked city and team name emphasizes the connection that exists between the city and its football team. As with the redesigned logo the modification to the logotype brings back the original aqua and orange color scheme while updating the lettering from a script design to a custom design type style with curved edges inspired by the fins of a dolphin.
The concepts developed in creating the new logo and logotype helped inspire the design and will be prominently featured in the newly designed Nike uniforms. The aqua and orange color scheme highlight the new uniform as well as newly designed numbers and the use of the new logotype font both on the jersey and on the pants. Additionally, for the first time ever the word “Miami” will be prominently displayed on the uniform pant.
Merchandise featuring the new logo including the newly designed jersey is now available at Dolphins.com, NFLShop.com and nikestore.com.