Babylon’s Jake Carlock has found a new home with the Miami Dolphins.
After spending part of this season on the team’s practice squad, the Dolphins signed the linebacker to a reserve/future contract on Tuesday, Carlock confirmed on Instagram.
To learn more about a reserve/future contract, click here. In layman’s terms, it’s a way for teams to lock up practice squad players and free agents before the new NFL season starts.
The LIU Post product, who started this season on the New York Giants practice team, has impressed head coach Brian Flores during his short time in Florida. He joined the team in November.
“Jake’s doing great,” Flores told reporters this month. “He’s really a hard-working kid, plays multiple positions. I think he’s doing a really good job. We were excited to get him, excited to have him and I think he’s got a future.”
Carlock, also a long snapper, started to jive with the team as soon as he became a member of the Dolphins.
“I got along with the players and coaches right away,” he told GreaterBabylon on Tuesday. “I believe the future is bright over here.”
The 23-year-old originally signed with Big Blue as an undrafted free agent this year.
His biggest moment with the team came when he returned a 59-yard interception for a touchdown with the Giants in a preseason game against the New York Jets on Aug. 8.
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Top: Jake Carlock handing out presents during the holidays at the Dolphins facility.