In response to all your crazy requests that I do some work today, I slaved over a hot telephone for a couple of seconds this afternoon and chased down the rumor that the Dolphins are trying to speak with multiple Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt.
The story on some internet site I'd never heard of reported Bill Parcells sent a scout to China to speak with Bolt about joining the Dolphins. So I called Parcells directly and got his voicemail. It said, "I can't come to the phone right now, I'm on my way to Beijing."
Seriously, though, the Dolphins are not interested in signing Bolt. At least it hasn't dawned on them as of a few hours ago that they might want the world's fastest human in their uniform as an experiment. They're still trying to get the experiment with another fast human -- Ted Ginn Jr. -- to work out first.
There's supposedly some other rumor about the Dolphins speaking with agent Drew Rosenhaus, who represents receiver Aquan Boldin. All I can tell you is if the Dolphins speak to Rosenhaus about Boldin without the permission of the Arizona Cardinals, that is called tampering.
And as of this writing, the Cardinals have given no permission for such talks.
So while it remains true that Boldin desperately wants out of Arizona, and it is true he would consider the Dolphins as a landing spot, it is not true there are on-going talks between the Dolphins and Boldin's agent right now.
Otherwise the Dolphins would have a pretty large problem.
A couple of notes: It was pretty funny to me today when a couple of posters on my previous blog post mocked me for listing David Kircus in the "on the outs" list among WRs. Kircus was cut today. I'm glad to know I'm not wrong all the time.
Anyway, I will be on 790 The Ticket Saturday morning 9-11 a.m. so listen in if you like either locally or streaming live on 790theticket.com. You can call into the show at 1-888-790-3776 toll free from anywhere in the United States. I'll be happy to talk anything Dolphins with you all in advance of Saturday's preseason game vs. Kansas City.