The Miami Dolphins have signed free agent wide receivers Kevin Cone and Michael Rios and quarterback Jordan Rodgers to one-year contracts.
The 6-2, 216-pound Cone joins Miami after spending the past three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons (2011-13). Cone has appeared in 29 career games over the past two years after spending his first season with the Falcons as a member of the team’s practice squad. In 2013, he saw action in all 16 games and recorded one catch for 12 yards, while finishing tied for second on team with seven special teams tackles. He was originally signed by the Falcons as an undrafted college free agent on August 2, 2011. Cone began his collegiate career at Shorter College (2007) in Rome, Georgia before transferring to Georgia Tech, where he caught five passes for 89 yards and one touchdown. Born March, 20, 1988 in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Cone attended St. Pius High School in Atlanta, Georgia.
The 6-2, 203-pound Rios comes to the Dolphins after spending time with the Arizona Cardinals in 2013. He originally joined the Cardinals as an undrafted college free agent on April 29, 2013, but was waived prior to the start of training camp on July 24, 2013. Rios concluded his collegiate career at Marist as the school’s all-time leader in touchdown receptions (17) and also set school records for the most yards in a season (1,173) and most touchdowns in a season (10). He finished his career with 86 receptions for 2,017 yards and 17 touchdowns. Born June 9, 1990, Rios attended Belen Jesuit High School in Miami, Florida
The 6-1, 212-pound Rodgers joins Miami after spending portions of 2013 with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rodgers spent 12 weeks on the Buccaneers’ practice squad after being signed by the team on October 7, 2013. Prior to joining Tampa Bay, Rodgers was a member of the Jaguars during the 2013 off-season. Originally, he was signed by the Jaguars as an undrafted college free agent on April 28, 2013. A team captain, two-year starter and three-year All-SEC Academic Honor Roll performer at Vanderbilt, he finished his career with the Commodores having completed 299 of 535 passes for 4,063 yards and 24 touchdowns. Born August 30, 1988 in Chico, California, Rodgers attended Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, California.