NFL Notes: Laremy Tunsil Signs Ahead of Dolphins Minicamp

DAVIE, Fla. - Laremy Tunsil and the Miami Dolphins were quick to agree on his value in the wake of his NFL draft freefall.

The offensive lineman from Ole Miss signed his rookie contract before joining the Dolphins' rookie minicamp which began Friday. Terms weren't disclosed.

Touted at one time as a potential No. 1 overall choice, Tunsil was taken 13th last week after a video was posted on his Twitter account shortly before the NFL draft showing him smoking from a gas mask connected to a bong.

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Another post on his Instagram showed an alleged text exchange with an Ole Miss football staff member that included Tunsil's request for money. The school is investigating.

Tunsil said his social media accounts were hacked, likely costing him millions of dollars. Last year's 13th draft pick, offensive lineman Andrus Peat, signed an $11.4 million, four-year deal with the Saints.

The Dolphins conducted months of research into Tunsil and said they're comfortable about his character.

Giants: First two draft picks signed
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Giants have signed their top two draft picks.

The Giants announced Friday that Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple and Oklahoma receiver Sterling Shepard were signed along with UCLA running back Paul Perkins and South Carolina tight end Jerrel Adams.

Apple was taken in the first round, Shepard in the second, Perkins in the fifth and Adams in the sixth.

The Giants also signed 14 free agents: quarterback Josh Woodrum of Liberty University; running back Marshaun Coprich of Illinois State, receivers Roger Lewis of Bowling Green, K.J. Maye of Minnesota, and Darius Powe of California; tight ends Cedrick Lang of UTEP and Ryan Malleck of Virginia; defensive ends Romeo Okwara of Notre Dame and Mike Rose of North Carolina State; defensive tackles Melvin Lewis of Kentucky and Greg Milhouse of Campbell; and defensive backs Andrew Adams of Connecticut, Donte Deayon of Boise State, and Michael Hunter of Oklahoma State.

Vikings: Only Laquon Treadwell unsigned
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings have signed six draft picks, leaving only one player in the class without a contract.

The Vikings finalized four-year rookie deals Friday with cornerback Mackensie Alexander (second round, Clemson), offensive lineman Willie Beavers (fourth round, Western Michigan), linebacker Kentrell Brothers (fifth round, Missouri), tight end David Morgan (sixth round, Texas-San Antonio), defensive end Stephen Weatherly (seventh round, Vanderbilt) and safety Jayron Kearse (seventh round, Clemson).

Earlier this week, they signed wide receiver Moritz Boehringer, a sixth-round selection from Germany.

Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, their first-round pick out of Mississippi, was the only draftee without a deal as the Vikings began rookie minicamp.

The Vikings were the first team in the league last season to sign their entire draft class.

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