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The Cowboyfication of Dolphins to continue

It's not hard to figure out: The Dolphins braintrust likes players they are familiar with as long as they are affordable.

That is why the Dolphins showed initial interest in Cowboys DE Chris Canty but backed away when they realized he's going to get a nicer contract than they were willing to pay. Canty is scheduled to visit the Redskins Friday.

The Dolphins also showed initial interest in Cowboys offensive lineman Joe Berger and, upon learning what Berger might cost, they set up a Friday visit with the player shortly after free agency began at midnight.

So Berger, who played for the Dolphins in 2005-2006, will be one unrestricted free agent to visit Miami Friday. He likely will sign a contract unless something goes horribly wrong. Berger is expected to compete for the starting center and right guard position as he's played both. The Dolphins might be hosting a couple of players Friday.

Center Jason Brown, the Baltimore Ravens starting center, will not be one of them. Brown is scheduled to visit the St. Louis Rams and NFL sources expect the player to be offered a contract that could average $7-$8 million per year.

The Dolphins showed serious interest in Brown but backed away when they learned Brown's asking price.

As you know the Dolphins had a pretty busy day Thursday, signing safeties Yeremiah Bell and Gibril Wilson to deals worth a combined $47.5 million with $18 million guaranteed. How's that for a high-priced deep secondary?

The four-year, $20 million deal Bell gets to continue playing strong safety for the Dolphins is possibly the last one he'll ever sign. "It's rare for a player two start and finish his career with the same team and Yeremiah has a chance to do that," agent Drew Rosenhaus said. "He's come a long way and overcome lots of adversity to get this deal."

The signing of Bell and Wilson means safety Renaldo Hill is out in Miami. He is scheduled to visit the Denver Broncos Friday. The Dolphins will miss Hill's quiet resolve and can-do attitude in their locker room.

Finally, there had been rumors the Dolphins would be interested in Ravens linebacker Bart Scott. That interest pretty much ended when the team re-signed Channing Crowder. Scott, however, did not re-sign with Baltimore as expected.

He was drawing interest from the Jets and other teams early this morn (and I mean really early as I type this at 2:32 a.m.). The division rival Jets are also said to be interested in Jim Leonhard, another Baltimore unrestricted free agent.

The Herald team will be back on the job Friday -- as soon as I wake up -- so do what you did Thursday and check back often for updates.

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If the Jets sign Bart Scott, can we possibly trade john Beck and Ernest Wilford to the Jets in exchange for Scott?

Sprovo is no more than a dumb copying machine of info .BTW can you get us the deal of fins wearing pink shorts in the coming training camp?

nj fins fan, I tried to give you credit on the PBP blog if you haven't seen already. I'm not giving up on Brown, Canty and the CBs since none of them signed yet but I do admit it doesn't look to be happening.

Lets cross our fingers and hope the numbers game sends one of them our way.

Yeah, I just called to wish my grandmother a happy b-day and she said it was in the 60s. My uncle in a weatherman and he says its going to drop to freezing tonight so make sure you turn on the heat later.

2:32 am. AWESOME. TOTALLY AWESOME.

Thanks for all your hard work. You're the greatest.

actually not the PBP blog, it was Omar's I tried to give you some credit on.

Mando,

If Wilford costs more to cut than to keep,then keeping him is a no brainer. However,i do feel the Dolphins should cut the following :

Rod Wright
Paul Soliai
Quentin Moses
Courtney Bryan
Vonnie Holliday

And considering how much Miami are paying him,what about cutting Reggie Torbor? You stated yesterday that he was on alot of money which really shocked me considering he's not even a starter.

Mando,

If Wilford costs more to cut than to keep,then keeping him is a no brainer. However,i do feel the Dolphins should cut the following :

Rod Wright
Paul Soliai
Quentin Moses
Courtney Bryan
Vonnie Holliday

And considering how much Miami are paying him,what about cutting Reggie Torbor? You stated yesterday that he was on alot of money which really shocked me considering he's not even a starter.

I'm so tired of wasting my life away in this cruel blog world...
People don't appreciate all the time and effort I put into writing libelous statements of defamation of character about Mr.Bungle
I still hate the author of this blog and all the posters, but I still read it every day and all the comments on this site and 4 others

goodbye cruel world, you'll be better off without me

BANG (gun falls to floor as camera fades to black)

libelous

Haha!

ESPN are saying Bart Scott has almost certainly signed for the dreaded Jets to a 5 year $40 million deal.

Hey Tommy Lee, what's your major malfunction in life?

I'm not a member of the media and nor do I claim to be. My opinion is my opinion. That's certainly not being copied. I'm sure there are plenty of guys here that appreciate it when someone throws up a fresh link. I sure do.

You must be a child because your weak attempt at humor with "Burger" was something my 6 year old cousin would try. Go buy a Jets jersey so you can officially declare your status as a piss poor loser. Good day sir.

Same as last year we lose a great lb 2 tha jets. calvin pace and now bart scott

Armando do u have any idea how much money crowder got in his contract?

I like being fiscally responsible. But, it would be nice to land a superstar whether it be a receiver, linebacker or offensive lineman. Obviously there are teams willing to spend the money and I thought we were one of those teams. I dont want Haynesworth for 15 mill a year, but Brown for 7 mill? Hell yes! You are lucky to get at the most 3 good players from a draft and the chances of drafting another Samale are better than drafting a Jason Brown.

Sporvo , don't waste your time . Tommy lee is none other than jets fan the cuban menace. Thats what he does ( busting the dolphins fans chops) . Word of advise he'll probably change his post name now to monkey, cardoza, etc.

Would love a separate blog post with Crowder contract details. Also, Scott signed for 5-years, $40M

If they don't land brown. I guess need a stop gap player possibly Berger who isn't bad but can create holes for running up the middle which the fins desperately need to compliment the skills of Ricky and Ronnie who are most effective throught he middle. I would hope to lock up a center in the late stages of the draft possibly in later rounds. I hope they don't pass up on Heyward Bey. He is the truth!!! Not Robiskie, or Hakeem Nicks ( who is still very good too by the way but if both are available go with the bigger faster receiver in Heyward Bey)!! Go fins!!

Winslow was traded to the bucs for draft picks.. anyone know anymore details?

Sprovo and Marc they both sound like fin fans dumb and dumber with their ugly girly pink shirts on OR the dead fish shirt on

Crowder>Bart Scott...Scott is over-rated he benefited from the system and playing next to Suggs and Lewis

Come on Sprovo go and copy some info for us about crowder contract but fast.

souljahbeats,
Why must you be so elitist and tell everyone what to think. You do know that when your not around everyone talks bad about you
Sprovo,
you have the worst idea's I've ever heard. Jason Brown... that makes me laugh, only a fool would have ever believed we would sign him
Mr.Bungle,
I have accepted that you are the best blogger in dolphins land and will return to my post underneath your feet

Hey guy I told you to stop thinking we were going to get big name F/A. The BIG TUNA always goes for dept not big names.
If you don't think this works. Just look at the Steelers and patriots. This is how they work stock up on player they can interchange.
Then you have the loser’s jets & redskins that every year give the biggest contracts and what do they have to show for it.
Keep your heads up we are on our way up. the way our team is set up if a player goes down we have some one to step up in his place.
We don't have that much cap space to sign big name players. You always have to leave about 6 million to sign draft picks and about 3 million just in case you have pick up an extra player during the season. That leaves us with about 3million to sign F/A.

Fan, there's nothing wrong with Brown at the right price.

Fan,

How is saying Bart Scott is over-rated elitist??? To my knowledge I am not even a member of the "elitist blog club" you have invented...Since when is it not allowed to talk football on a football blog?

Mr. Bungle, I'm ready to cuddle. Can you meet me at our spot?

FAN,I know 1000 times more of football than you will ever know in your life time.So cool down and read more of me.

hey guys. here is a video of me and mr. bungle. it's so cute! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=396_OPnJ44E

Thanks Marc

I stan corrected:
The Dolphins have approximately $14 million to $16 million in cap space to spend on free agents since the salary cap was increased to $127 million this week

Laveranues Coles is visiting Buffalo today fellas.

Berger was a healthy inactive for the Cowboys last 11 games. How is that type of player supposed to help our interior line?

He couldn't even get out of the shower without getting injured for us. Why do we want him back. I'd rather put the effort into Murphy and save $$ than bring in another back up.

Foxworth is off the board.

http://blogs.nfl.com/category/adam-schefter/?icampaign=DW_free_agency_friday

Mando, can your IT dept block IP adresses that act like children?

Sprovo,
Just because your in some elitist blog club doesn't mean you know 1000 times more football than me

Plus I'm not here to talk football, I just want to annoy everyone

Quarterback Quincy Carter, who the Dolphins brought in for a tryout during the last training camp, was arrested in Texas today for DWI and misdemeanor marijuan possession. Some guys never learn.

I hope Coles signs in Buffalo...stay away from south florida!

Aquatic Mammals

Who ever wanted the Winslow info here it is

"Kellen Winslow - TE - Buccaneers
Buccaneers acquire TE Winslow for draft picks
We'll guess it's a second-round pick and a late-rounder. The Bucs will likely give Winslow a new contract too, so it's a costly move. They needed the pass-catching help badly, though, and Winslow is still only 25 even if he's had knee problems in the past. He's not a great bet to play deep into his 30s, and he's going from one QB controversy to another shaky situation. We don't see it particularly helping his fantasy outlook. Winslow has averaged over five catches a game the last three seasons and is one of the league's top five receiving tight ends. February 27 - 12:23 p.m. ET"

I'm with you on that one souljahbeats

6-10

14-2

6-10

Posted by: fins sux | February 27, 2009 at 01:28 PM

Your computer must have cut off the end of the sentence. Here I fixed it for you.

The Dolphins will have 6-10 more wins than the Jets in 09.

You're welcome

I Like to read today all the good news about Berger coming to miami even if he's 34 years old that's ok but we have to make sure that he can move in fast speed.

7-9 and please finish this one for me too

Q: What do you call 53 millionaires sitting
around a TV watching the Super Bowl?
A: The New York Jets

Q: What do the New York Jets and Billy
Graham have in common?
A: They both can make 60,000 people stand
up and yell 'Jesus
Christ.'

Q: How do you keep a New York Jet out
of your yard?
A: Put up goal posts.

Q: Where do you go in New York in case
of a tornado?
A: To the Meadowlands - they never get a
touchdown there.


Q: What do you call 53 millionaires sitting
around a TV watching the Super Bowl?
A: The New York Jets

Q: What do the New York Jets and Billy
Graham have in common?
A: They both can make 60,000 people stand
up and yell 'Jesus
Christ.'

Q: How do you keep a New York Jet out
of your yard?
A: Put up goal posts.


Q: Where do you go in New York in case
of a tornado?
A: To the Meadowlands - they never get a
touchdown there.

Q: Why was Eric Mangini upset when the
New York Jets play book was stolen?
A: Because he hadn't finished coloring it yet.


Q: What's the difference between the
New York Jets and a dollar
bill?
A: You can still get 4 quarters out of a
dollar bill.

Keep going with your goat jokes

Message to the Trifecta,

SIGN MRS McNABB, she will bring the Chunky soup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH yea, sorry, SIGN COLES!!!

Sprovo ,you are a nut case

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Sprovo ,you are a nut case

Posted by: jose manuel rod | February 27, 2009 at 01:39 PM

In a good way or am I still eating Ben and Jerry's?

did you say you love a gerry

I like the Jets jokes, got any more?

WHAT HAPPENED to your copy machine sprovo?

Sprovo

I liked the jokes don't let some of these people get to you is best to ignore the ones that are not talking football

The only good thing about them is everytime they write something stupid its more hits for Armandos blog and at the rate that they write stupid comments this site will be here for us real fans that like to talk football forever......

and Armando thanks for what you do and the constant updates

Go Phins

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1) Read my Pro Football Encyclopedia (which unfortunately stops at 1974), which was a gift to me from my brother for going to the store and getting him Ex-Lax.
2) Read my Almanac which is a little more current.
3) Read an Atlas.
4) Read my hairy palms.

SPORTS IN WHICH I'D RATHER LISTEN TO ALL THE TALK THAN ACTUALLY WATCH A GAME:
1) College football
2) Nascar racing

BEAUTIFUL WOMEN WHO ARE/WERE NOT SEXY BECAUSE THEY ARE/WERE TOO THIN
1) Audrey Hepburn
2) Natalie Portman
3) Veronica Hamel

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1) We die in wars.
2) We get those pains from our socks stretching the hair on our toes. You know what I mean? Do you ever get that? The sock will stretch the hair on your big toe and it really smarts! I hate that!

EVILEST MEN OF THE 20TH CENTURY
1) Adolf Hitler
2) Joseph Stalin
3) Mao Tze-dong
4) Pol Pot
5) Souljahbeats

SINGERS WHO SING IN MY KEY AND OCTAVE:
1) Bing Crosby
2) Frank Sinatra

SINGERS WHO DON'T:
1) Elvis Presley. He's a killer. If I sing in his octave, it's too high. If I sing an octave below, it's too low. The King should have realized that to be a man you need to be a baritone.
2) The Beatles. But they sang so high, it's very easy to sing in their key - just do it an octave below.

THINGS THAT MAKE ME A GOOD MAN:
1) I ask my wife to marry me every day.
2) I give more love to my dogs than any human ever gave his dogs in the history of the world.
3) I've never had intercourse with my stepdaughters.

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