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Julius Thomas helped convince Jordan Cameron to take pay cut from Dolphins

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FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 29: Jordan Cameron #84 and Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins react after a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 29, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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Tight end Jordan Cameron is back with the Dolphins for the 2016 season, but he’ll be making less money than he was set to make when he signed with the team last year.

Cameron was going to make $7.5 million before agreeing to a pay cut of $1.5 million after catching 35 passes for 386 yards and three touchdowns.

“It’s one of those things that doesn’t feel good,” Cameron said, via the Palm Beach Post. “At the same time I didn’t do much to deserve a raise, I’ll say that much.”

Cameron would likely have had a hard time finding a bid to beat the Dolphins’ offer after light production last season, but he had another reason to stick around Miami. Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas thrived while playing for new Dolphins head coach Adam Gase’s offense in Denver and told Cameron “you have to play for this guy” before Cameron made the call on the pay cut.

Martellus Bennett and Zach Miller had some good moments playing for Gase with the Bears last year as well and Cameron will try to follow suit in hopes of keeping his salary from any more steep drops when his contract expires after the coming season.