BY SEAN DONOVAN
The Dolphins signed sixth-round pick B.J. Cunningham to a four-year deal Thursday, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. He is the first member of the Dolphins' 2012 draft class to sign with the team.
While most teams have inked some or all of their 2012 draft picks, the Dolphins have taken their time.
Miami selected the former Spartan with the 183rd overall pick in April's draft. Cunningham was a four year-starter at Michigan State and is the university's all-time leader in receptions and receiving touchdowns.
Cunningham will hopefully help bolster a weak Dolphins' receiving corps that lost Pro Bowler Brandon Marshall in a trade to Chicago. Miami also drafted Nevada receiver Rishard Matthews in the seventh round.
"I came in here wanting to come and prove I can play football, be a receiver, a marquee guy for them they can count on, anything they need me to do," Cunningham said in an interview with the media on May 4 at the team's rookie minicamp. "I'll just come out, learn the plays, learn the speed of the game and get moving."
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