Dolphins Sign CB Nate Jones and DT Igor Olshansky

Posted Sep 20, 2011

The Miami Dolphins have signed cornerback Nate Jones and defensive tackle Igor Olshansky. The Dolphins also terminated the contracts of running back Larry Johnson and tight end Dante Rosario.

The 5-10, 185 pound Jones spent the 2010 season with the Denver Broncos. He has played in 99 career games, with 10 starts. Jones has notched 6.0 sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery over his eight year career. Before joining Denver, he played two seasons (2008 and 2009) with Miami after signing with the Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent from the Dallas Cowboys on March 14, 2008. Jones was originally a seventh-round draft choice of Dallas in 2004 (205th overall). He was a four-year letterman at Rutgers (2000-03) and finished his career with 219 tackles, five interceptions, 18 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Born June 15, 1982, Jones played running back and defensive back at Fanwood High School in Scotch Plains, N.J., where he was a first-team all-state selection as a senior.
The 6-5, 315 pound Olshansky joins Miami after spending the last two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He was originally a second round pick (35th overall) by the San Diego Chargers in the 2004 NFL Draft. In his career, Olshansky has played in 107 games, with 98 starts. He has notched 12.5 sacks, one interception, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his career. Olshansky played collegiately at the University of Oregon where he earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors as a junior and named honorable mention as a sophomore. He finished his career at Oregon with 146 tackles and 11.5 sacks. Born May 3, 1982, Olshansky attended St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco, CA where Named second-team all-metro by the San Francisco Examiner and honorable mention all-area by the San Jose Mercury News. Born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, Olshansky’s family immigrated to the United States when he was seven-years old. He is the first player from the former Soviet Union to be drafted by and play for an NFL team.

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