Miami Dolphins sign rookie tailback Mike Gillislee

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The Miami Dolphins have signed former University of Florida tailback Mike Gillislee, making him the fifth member of the 2013 draft class to sign his rookie deal.

Gillislee, whom the Dolphins' used the 164th overall pick to selection in the fifth round of this year's draft, signed a four-year deal worth $2.322 million, according to a league source.

Gillslee, who will participate in OTA practices this upcoming week, will receive a signing bonus of $162,800.

Tight end Dion Sims, Miami's fourth-round pick, linebacker Jelani Jenkins, another fourth-round pick from Florida, kicker Caleb Sturgis, the fifth-round pick from Florida, and cornerback Don Jones, the seventh-round pick from Arkansas State signed their contracts last week.

The only draftees the Dolphins haven't signed are defensive end Dion Jordan, who was selected No.3 overall, second-round pick Jamar Taylor, a cornerback, and third-round picks Dallas Thomas, an offensive lineman, and cornerback Will Davis.

Gillislee, who ran for 1,152 yards and 10 touchdowns in his senior season at Florida, will compete with Lamar Miller, a 2012 fourth-round pick, and Daniel Thomas, a 2011 second-round pick, for the starting tailback spot during training camp this summer.

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