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Dolphins exercise Tannehill's 5th-year option

Davie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Dolphins exercised the fifth-year option on quarterback Ryan Tannehill's rookie contract on Thursday.

Tannehill is now under contract through the 2016 season.

The 26-year-old threw for a career-high 4,045 yards with 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 2014. He added 56 rushes for 311 yards and one touchdown.

The eighth overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, Tannehill has started all 48 games in his career and has completed 61.9 percent of his passes for 11,252 yards with 63 touchdowns and 42 interceptions. Additionally, he has totaled 145 rushing attempts for 760 yards and four rushing touchdowns.