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Live free agency blog at midnight!

Free agency begins this evening and we're going to celebrate two ways: I'm going to give you some information while also hang out with you starting at midnight for about an hour.

The information I have for you is that the Dolphins are going to be aggressive during this free agency period. A club source tells me they have a couple of guys they like and they're going to bring those guys in starting Friday. So the Dolphins could have their first wave of free agency signing(s) Friday afternoon sometime.

It will be very, very, very interesting to see if soon-to-be-former Baltimore center Jason Brown is one of those guys. Make no mistake, the Dolphins like this guy a lot and have been inquiring about him and doing their due diligence on him.

But part of that due diligence is understanding what the guy is looking for in free agency. And if he is serious about getting $7-$8 million per year, that just might be too rich for the Dolphins to stomach. They can afford it, make no mistake. But it would adversely affect the club salary structure in which the center would be making as much, or more, than the right tackle. That is hard for a team to justify.

Moreover, Brown rexpects to be chased by the free-spending Washington Redskins or the St. Louis Rams who have had no issues in the past with throwing money around. So my free Miami-Dade Public Schools education tells me the Dolphins address the center-right guard position, but they do it with someone else in free agency, someone not quite so expensive.

... And then get another crack at it the spot in the draft, too. Remember Tony Sparano believes you can never have too many linemen.

This is not to suggest Brown doesn't like the idea of playing for the Dolphins.

"Bill Parcells definitely knows football," Brown said in an interview that will appear in Friday's edition of the Carroll County Times. "He's definitely doing the fundamental things it takes to build a winner and you can see that ... You can see how Parcells has turned that thing around."

Brown also likes the idea of moving his family to South Florida for the next five or six years.

"There's lots of beautiful beaches, retirement communities, and it can be pretty laid back," he said. "Me and my wife would fit in with that."

But in the next instant, Brown talks of liking the idea of staying in the Baltimore-D.C. area, too. It is closer to his native North Carolina, so there is a comfort zone there. And again, the Redskins or Rams are likely to bring money quickly -- as early as 12:01 a.m.

I'm not saying the Dolphins won't make a push, but it just looks like they're not the big favorite in this deal.

Anyway, come back for the midnight live blog. If worse comes to worse and nothing happens, we'll just hang out for a bit. You guys don't have anything else to do, right?


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Haynesworth is going to get at least $30 million in guaranteed money. He will be the highest-paid player in the NFL before it is over.

my bad john clayton.

So is it official? No Scott, Brown or Canti BUT one Joe Berger...

My final thoughts before I pass out; unless of course, you wanna give some good news NOW..

Im sorry but Salguero just had the funniest temper tantrum ever, you guys really get to this guy

Trust me fellas, nobody, including Armando here is gonna be breaking any major player Dolphins signing news - Getting information from an Uncle Bill run club is like trying to get a pin up his butt with a jackhammer - It's just not gonna happen.

And this is coming from a guy who has taken a two year hiatus after breaking the story of the Terrell Owens signing in Dallas under Uncle Bill, complete with TO contract details - I also broke the Parcells leaving Dallas story for ESPN (analyst) -

Expect Miami to land Jason Brown later today unless the Rams knock his socks off with a ridiculous deal - And don't expect too much more than that - Although a Julius Peppers deal is very likely on the radar with Dan's (Henning) well known familiarity with the player - Brown and Peppers would put this Miami club in heavy contention next season.


armando its cool keep it up just keep feeding us the news u know dont mind these babbling fools

We are just excited about News Mando, no need to get all worked up.

THERE IS A LAG!!!! ARMANDO!!!, thus the questions after you post. We can't help your crap blog server.

where do we rank in the NFL when it comes to safety combos???

Any info on potential DB FA's?

yes cruz! clayton looks super wierd! what is wrong with him lol. besides being old >.<

Renaldo Hill is visiting the Broncos on Friday.

Looks like the Fins are gonna sit it out and wait for the 2nd and 3rd tier guys. All you kiddies should go to bed or go back to your jonas brothers fan site because it doesnt look like anything is going down tonight..

What teamw would sign Haynesworth to that type of money (other than the redskins)?

at least were not Washington fans!!! Snyder would give Joe Berger at least 20 mill in guarantees...

Every time i come and read this blog i laugh my ass off


Haynesworth will disappoint after breaking someone bank and heart, plus he's always banged up every year.
For that kinda money he will get he should be playing both ways as a guard too.

The Bucs can have him, thats right, my guess is he goes to Tampa.
They have a boat load of coin to throw at him and others after dropping all those aging vets earlier this week.

It looks like Haynesworth is getting JOE BERGER money!!! lol

Mando.....let us know when you are done with this blog.....

There are a lot of idiots in here. Relax, it won't all happen in the first hour. I can see why Mando gets frustrated with you guys. You are dumb. Haynesworth will not be a Dolphin. Brown is visiting St. Louis. You will not get an answer on what WR we are interested in. So just go to bed and you can be overjoyed with info in the morning. It's too bad some of you were made into Dolphins fans.

I strongly believe that if Goodman gets an offer for 5 mill or more he is out of here. He isnt worth it, we all know it, and dolphins brass knows it. They do need to get a CB though, and i like Bodden, but Im gona throw a name out there...lito sheppard

hahaha.. i have to admit the berger comments are funny

Can anyone post a picture of Berger?? At least I wanna know what big FA splash looks like...

I'm still getting texts that I'm deciphering rob. I'll announce when the abuse is over.


Mike Florida just reported:

"With the Dolphins signing safety Gibril Wilson and re-signing safety Yeremiah Bell, Renaldo Hill is the odd man out in Miami.

So he's looking elsewhere for suitors.

Per a league source, Denver is the first team interested. Hill will visit the Broncos on Friday."

I think Haynesworth is the Juwan Howard of the NFL. He looks so fantastic, in system, with other system players, and then when he goes away from the system, the system players, he turns into the bloated, frog, not the prince.

John clayton looks likd a shaved bird.lol but he kool though. anyway everybodx got that we pickee up cameron wake from tha canadian league. he was defensive mvp tha last 2 season and he will be beast on our d line

The Bucs are reportedly working to set up a free agent visit with LB Jonathan Vilma.. got that out of rotoworld.com


John clayton looks likd a shaved bird.lol but he kool though. anyway everybody 4got that we picked up cameron wake from tha canadian league. he was defensive mvp tha last 2 season and he will be beast on our d line

PFT is down again!

Mando, thanks for staying up late and providing us with info. Most of us appreciate it.

Hey mando dont listen to those fools.. just keep up the good work..

Houshmandzadeh could be headed t the Seahawks

you guys! mando says he has emails and texts! shhhh wait and listen to what he has to say!

PFT can't handle the truth.

use lube guys armando is screaming abuse haha

so satele is going to play guard behind donald thomas, or Smiley?

PFT got blowed up tonight :-)

hard to listen over a "blog" , sicknastyyy

Armando, i just wasted my time with you... you should have hired an assistant to answer our questions.. you suck.. never again, will I turn your blog for FA updates... you suck dude.. just admit and hit early retirement.... i'll listen to joe rose tomorrow morning...

If he had it he'd post it...

what crakinn..?

The Dolphins have touched base with the agent for CB Leigh Bodden but no visit is planned, according to Jeff Darlington.

Mando, email me a good question so I can post & get a reply like the other cool kids!! Especially a Berger question...

Armando do not listen to these idiots, I appreciate all your effort on this blog. Thank you!!

Give the guy a break rasta!!!!

You guys are too funny! Sign Brown NOW! blah blah blah. One guy even said that Brown's agent already knows Miami's offer and he will be signed unless the Rams blow him away with an offer. WHA WHA WHAT!!! Dude, get real. According to reports Miami hasn't even contacted Brown's agent! I bet my right nut that you guys don't even know diddly poo about Jason Brown. You are just jumping on the hot name. We can not pay a center more than we JUST paid our franchise right tackle! Think about that for a second. And the Marino guy who keeps talking about Joe Berger in all his posts- dude, get a life. I'm pretty sure the regime knows a little more about 2nd and 3rd tier talent than you do. Or maybe I'm wrong and you just haven't been discovered for your talent evaluation yet. Either way, give it a rest already! What did everyone think, that at midnight Miami would just rush out and sign Jason Brown, Bart Scott, Ray Lewis, and Albert Haynesworth. Oh and we also will be trading Ernest Wilford for Julius Peppers. Trust me, that's going to be announced by 3am. I'm waiting up til it's announced...

lol sorry vic. just wait and WATCH the blog...happy? haha. and marielloco leave =D

PFT has no Bill Parcells connections - Never has, never will - Mike Florio is a big joke...and a hater.

Try the National Football Post (or NFL.com) for your free agent information.

Remember, Jason Brown by later today followed up with a possible trade for Julius Peppers between now and the NFL draft - Itiswhatitis.

mando.......you rock to stay up with us all night....

Thanks Mando. I Like Bodden a lot.

any news on corners we're trying to sign?

I saw that coming, but why so late...
He could have been signed earlier, Bodden

Someone give JohnnyBlaze a huge...

lol. damn question lag.... any chance at getting mcfadden?

good news there about bodden mando! keep it up! get those emails and texts! ha

Trying to figure out who Berger is has me all confused.. Who's Bodden?

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