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Keep your eyes on Dolphins WR position

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters today that receiver Terry Glenn will be released

Glenn is 34 years old and has knee issues which is the reason the Cowboys didn't want to risk letting him get injured in training camp. That might land Glenn on injured reserve and force the Cowboys to pay his $1.74 million salary without getting production in return.

So Glenn goes. Because he is a veteran with a certain amount of vested seasons, Glenn will not go through waivers. His contract is terminated. So he will be a free agent.

I don't think I have to remind you the Dallas connection involved here. The fact the Dolphins need receivers help and the fact Bill Parcells was with New England and became a fan of Glenn once owner Robert Kraft forced the coach to draft him.

Stay tuned to that.

There are also reports out of Arizona that receiver Anquan Boldin, although unhappy, will remain with the Arizona Cardinals. Although he said he would not re-sign with the team when his current contract expires in 2010, Boldin has said publicly he will, in fact, be with the Cards until 2010.

Well, this situation also demands scrutiny by the Dolphins.

An NFL source is telling me that while Boldin is showing some displeasure with the Cards in public, that is only part of the picture. Privately he is "disgusted" the Cardinals promised him a new contract and, in his mind, reneged on that promise. Boldin, a two-time Pro Bowl performer, currently makes $4 million per season. He thinks the team should make good on its promise and give him a bump that would bring him closer to the nearly $10 million per year fellow Cards receiver Larry Fitzgerald makes.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus, who represents Boldin, flew to Arizona Thursday then drove to Flagstaff to meet with the Cardinals. The source is telling me the meeting included very serious talk about Boldin not being in Arizona anymore.

"I think Boldin will be in play," the NFL source said. "The Cardinals don't want to trade him. But I don't think the Giants wanted to trade Jeremy Shockey and the Dolphins didn't want to trade Jason Taylor. And we know how that turned out. When a team has an unhappy player in camp, it is not a comfortable situation for anyone."

Rosenhaus was traveling Friday and was not available for comment.

So why am I telling you this stuff?

You put this together: The Cardinals have a disgruntled 27-year-old receiver who has appeared in multiple Pro Bowls. He is from Pahokee, FL. He played at Florida State. He loves South Florida. Did I mention the Dolphins have a HUGE need to improve their receivers corps? They have a spare second-round pick they just got in the Jason Taylor trade. And they have approximately $21 million in salary cap space that they cannot possibly spend before the end of this season.

Can you say perfect fit?

I am not saying the Dolphins have contacted the Cardinals about Boldin, although at least one team has since it became public Boldin is unhappy in Arizona. I am saying the Dolphins should contact the Cardinals to weigh the possibilities.

Not doing that when Miami has such a clear need at the position would border on irresponsibility. And neither Bill Parcells nor Jeff Ireland are irresponsible. That is why this situation deserves to be monitored.

As you all know, training camp practices begin in earnest Saturday morning. Check back often as I will be updating this blog before the drills end and then again afterward.

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Confuscious say, when rebuilding, don't trade away high draft choices... in other news, Terry Glenn has just been released by the Cowboys, stay tuned...

Great Post! Definitely a situation for the Dolphins to move on .

Sounds good. Would be nice to actually trade FOR a talented, proven player in a position of need.

Thine team should moveth away from Boldin and spending a 2nd round picketh, and towards "She" for nuthingeth.

Boldin is a 1st and 3rd guy. He isn't good, he is great.

However, Derek Hagan made a name for himself at ASU breaking the Pac-10 receiving record.

Derek Hagan and a draft pick or two may get it done.

You're not going to get a guy like Boldin for a 2nd round pick. You have to give up first round picks for guys like Boldin. I'm not sure the Dolphins can afford to do such a thing.

Terry Glenn is going to be waived. The Dolphins get first shot at him, and assuming he passes a physical, could be a nice hold-the-fort guy.

The Cards are NOT going to give him up for a second and I don't think we should spend 10 million on just one guy; especially when he's not worth it. BP, Don't do it!

He definitely worth it. 1st or 2nd, whatever. get boldin!

what's up w/ henning & merling--a realer story than anquan boldin, BUT it would require some actual work ;like phone calls, etc., so let's play fantasy

I wouldn't think Miami at this point in their rebuilding plans could afford to give up much more then a 2nd in a deal for Boldin but the Eagles absolutely could afford to as they have two 1st round picks for next year and would never use both. That's not them. If Boldin is seriously in play, the Eagles will make a major play for him. He would be the best fit for what they're lacking. Puts them into contention.

Yo dawgs my homzeez Boldin gon be Angauanin it all the way into the endzonez offa dem Beck tosses fa sho!!!! fa sho!!!!

And dem markass trixass punk bills gon be garbage again fa show!!!! worse than last year fools!!!!

PHINS!!!!!

We aren't sure of the qb situation. right now we need a guy that can go out and catch the ball 5 yards down the field and then take a hit. Save the second round pick for next year. A world class receiver with contract issues and a chip on his shoulder is not a great fit for a young rebuilding team. Spend the money of tight ends that can block. Spend the money on linemen and linebackers. If we can get Terry Glenn, he might help our young guys. Attitude check first please. We don't need another cpep.

We could have drafted Boldin with a 2nd round pick a few years ago!!! Instead that r-tard Wannstedt drafted Eddie Moore. That makes me so mad.

Hey Nick the reason we didn't draft him in the 2nd was that he had only played wide rec 1 year at FSU, and was coming off a knee injury. Prior to that he played QB.

"Yo dawgs my homzeez Boldin gon be Angauanin it all the way into the endzonez offa dem Beck tosses fa sho!!!! fa sho!!!!

And dem markass trixass punk bills gon be garbage again fa show!!!! worse than last year fools!!!!"


HUH? what the heck is THAT?

CHANGE? its not always good. dont get fooled!!

Mando, I think that you're way off base on this one. For the Dolphins, acquiring Boldin would be like putting tits on a mule. He'd never come close to the performances he had in Arizona and there's that small matter of an injury history too -- he's only been healthy enough to play 16 games twice in 5 years. Terry Glenn is a better choice in lots of ways.

Mando, I think that you're way off base on this one. For the Dolphins, acquiring Boldin would be like putting tits on a mule. He'd never come close to the performances he had in Arizona and there's that small matter of an injury history too -- he's only been healthy enough to play 16 games twice in 5 years. Terry Glenn is a better choice in lots of ways.

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