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Edmonton Eskimos' Jerome Messam (L) pushes off Saskatchewan Roughriders' Tyron Brackenridge during his 1000th yard carry in their CFL football game in Edmonton November 4, 2011. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber (Dan Riedlhuber/Reuters)
Edmonton Eskimos' Jerome Messam (L) pushes off Saskatchewan Roughriders' Tyron Brackenridge during his 1000th yard carry in their CFL football game in Edmonton November 4, 2011. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber (Dan Riedlhuber/Reuters)

Jerome Messam mulling over deal with Dolphins Add to ...

Jerome Messam isn't a Miami Dolphin just yet.

Several published reports late Saturday said the Edmonton tailback signed a deal with the NFL team. One report included confirmation from Eskimos general manager Eric Tillman.

But a CFL source requesting anonymity said Sunday morning that Messam hadn't put pen to paper yet and that he and his camp were still going over the NFL deal.

Messam enjoyed a banner 2011 campaign with Edmonton, becoming the first Canadian since 2000 to crack the 1,000-yard rushing plateau.

The six-foot-three, 245-pound Toronto native, who grew up in Brampton, Ont., ran for 1,057 yards and was named the CFL's outstanding Canadian as well as a league all-star.

Messam's season ended in the West Division semifinal when he suffered a torn meniscus in his knee that required surgery.

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