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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Former University of Miami defensive end Oliver Vernon will be suiting up in the aqua and orange of the Miami Dolphins this season.

The team announced Wednesday that they had signed Vernon and tight end Michael Egnew.

Vernon was Miami’s third-round selection (72nd overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami. A three-year letterman for the Hurricanes, Vernon played in 30 career games with 16 starts. He recorded 81 tackles (51 solo) with nine sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss in his college career. Born October 7, 1990 in Miami, Florida, Vernon attended American High School in Miami, where he registered 52 tackles with 12.5 sacks and 21.0 tackles for loss as a senior.

Egnew was the second of Miami’s two third round selections (78th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft out of the University of Missouri. A four-year letterman and two-year starter with the Tigers, Egnew played in 51 career games with 26 starts, recording 147 receptions for 1,332 yards (9.1 avg.) and eight touchdowns. Born November 1, 1989, Egnew attended Plainview High School (Texas), where he lettered in football, basketball and track.

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