Dolphins lockup LS John Denny to three-year contract extension
According to Miami Herald reporter Armando Salguero, Denny’s new contract is worth $3.45 million over the next three years.
Denny, who was previously in the final year of his contract was scheduled to make $860,000 in base salary for 2013. Now Denny is set to earn $1,150,029 per year on the new deal, which will make him the highest pad long snapper in the game, starting in 2014.
The ninth-year pro has made a remarkable climb up the depth chart to secure the position he has held for a while now on the Dolphins’ roster. Joining the Dolphins as an undrafted rookie out of Brigham Young in 2005, Denny eventually displaced Ed Perry, who at that time was considered a quality long snapper.
Over his entire career, Denny never missed a game, playing in all 128 games for the Dolphins. Denny was also named to the Pro Bowl following his 2010 and 2012 seasons with the Dolphins.
“He’s a (constant) professional," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin praised Denney in his recent comments. "The guy is a hard worker. He’s very good at his job, but he’s not complacent. He continues to work, continues to improve. He takes care of himself on and off the field. He’s doing a really nice job."
The 34-year-old Denny isn’t the only Dolphins veteran who received an extension in the final year of his contract in 2013. Last week, the Dolphins signed safety Reshad to a four-year extension. Obviously, the Dolphins are making an effort to lockup key members of their roster before the 2013 season begins officially.