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Dolphins interview McCluster; Boldin on the market

The Combine is in full workout mode with offensive linemen running and jumping and pushing and pulling today. And of course, there is news.

Arizona Cardinals Rod Graves just made it official: Anquan Boldin in on the trade market.

"We're receptive to taking any calls," Graves said today. "I don't want to get into specifics but we're going to look at all the possibilities."

Alrightie then ...Let the Boldin to Dolphins speculation heat up.

I do not believe the Dolphins would give up a second round pick for Boldin. They probably wouldn't give up a third, either, because it's such a high pick in the round. A fourth-rounder?

Yes. That's the ticket.

The tight ends ran today. Pittsburgh's Dorin Dickerson ran a 4.40. He's a 230-pound tight end, but has wide receiver speed. The guy also has 34-inch arms and benched 225 pounds 28 times.

Miami tight end Jimmy Graham ran a 4.60. Jermaine Gresham ran a 4.76.

Something you should know is the latest report from aspiring scout Chris Cordero, who has been doing outstanding work checking out the talent in Indianapolis and reporting back to you.

According to Cordero, Mississippi running back Dexter McCluster spoke to the media today. McCluster said he had already interviewed with the Dolphins.

That's significant because the Dolphins loved McCluster at the Senior Bowl, spent a lot of time with him there, and clearly found nothing that eliminated the Mississippi WR-RB-Specialist from more scrutiny.

From Cordero:

McCluster measured in at [5081] and expects to run in the 4.3s. He will work at both RB and WR Sunday. He loves returning - especially punts - and says he is willing and able to cover punts as well.  

You have to love any kid that says he's willing to get down field on special teams coverage. but when that player has been a star in the SEC that says something special. He doesn't feel entitled. He believes he has something to prove.

By the way, Rex Ryan talked to the media and took his usual swipe at the Dolphins. In talking about the the division he mentioned New England, Miami, and Buffalo. Then Ryan said, "I know Miami will be ticked because I never mention them first or put them on top, but I don't care."

On his infamous fingergate episode in South Florida during Pro Bowl week:

"Regardless of the circumstances I made a mistake," Ryan said. "I have to take responsibility for my own actions. I will learn from it."

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mosi,

absolutely... My kids have been working on one for years. I wish they would finish. They keep tearing it down and moving the mess around the yard.

A hui hou kaua Mosi, Have fun.....

If Dolphins don't want to give up a 2nd for Boldin-then the Pats will.....Go Cards!!!!!!

Derrik, That's true, they have 3 if Iam not mistaken....

don't care what the Pats do... I'm sure Boldin will like being the third option at WR

Mosi = aloco

Madness, Dont think so, He speaks english well and can talk some football......

Good Buy to all I have stuff To do.

ANyone else think Mike Iupati could play NT? THe guy Looks enormous would be huge upgrade

Could you imagine Jake Long playing next to this guy then Grove n Smiley/Thomas and Carey we'd have best OL in League

Didn't Arizona learn their lesson last year trying to deal Boldin for a 2nd???

Rex Ryan has issues with Miami because Parcells hired Sparano over him... its now so obvious, I can't believe I didn't see it before!

why i feel that mama maria is cooking meatballs ?

If the Pats give a second, they can have him

ther is a big rumor about miami and lions making a trade do any of you know some thing.

I heard something like sending Ronnie this years 2nd and next years 2nd for Lions 1st and Calvin Johnson.
I don't think it could happen but I saw it on 4 sites

Profootballtalk.com posts:

Bills say goodbye to T.O., Denney, Reed
Posted by Evan Silva on February 27, 2010 7:34 PM ET
The Bills announced Saturday night that they will not offer contracts to impending free agents Terrell Owens, Ryan Denney, and Josh Reed.

The players will be open to sign with the highest bidder on March 5.

Owens, 36, finished 2009 with 55 catches for 829 yards and five touchdowns. Though quarterback play undoubtedly hurt T.O.'s numbers, he was was a major disappointment, topping 60 yards in just four games. Owens' career is in obvious decline, and he will struggle to receive a guaranteed contract offer.

Denney, 33 in June, has combined for just seven sacks over the past three seasons as Buffalo's No. 3 defensive end. He wasn't going to fit the Bills' new 3-4 defense.

Reed, 30 in May, had 27 catches for 291 yards and one touchdown. He was a decent slot receiver at one point, but is injury prone and doesn't break tackles or make plays down the field.

What are the knocks on Demaryius Thomas besides his broken foot?

When I watch footage of him, it looks like the number of routes he can run is limited.

But a fast guy with good hands that is 6'3 230! If he can be had with our 3rd round pick that would be great!

Actually Derrik, Go back to ur Cards blog and continue ur fantasy with ur fellow Arizona fans, not even Bellicheck will give u a second for Boldin

Analysis from cbs sports

http://new.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1114965?tag=pageRow;pageContainer

Release: Adequate lateral quickness and good upper-body strength to defeat press coverage. Long-strider with good build-up speed to eat up the cushion. Doesn't possess a clear second gear to accelerate and separate.

Hands: Strong, generally secure hands. Too often allows the ball into his pads on shallow routes, though he does a good job of securing. Good jump-ball candidate due to his height and leaping ability. Times his jumps well and high-points the ball, showing good hand-eye coordination to make the reception while competing for position. Good to very good body control to contort in space for a receiver of his size. Will leap, catch the ball and continue twisting so that when he hits the ground he's in position to keep running downfield instead of back toward the quarterback. Like a lot of bigger receivers, only has marginal overall flexibility to reach the low pass despite his long arms.

Route running: A significant area of concern. Not asked to run many pro-style routes in this offense. Most often used on simple go, drag or quick screens designed to get him one-on-one against smaller corners. May not have the suddenness in changing directions to generate separation against NFL defensive backs. Has to do a better job of coming off the line hard to sell his route when his team runs the ball. Can tip off his opponents by his effort to get downfield off the snap.

After the catch: One of his better areas. While far from nifty in the open field, shows some vision to set up his blocks and cut back against the grain, a strong stiff-arm and legitimate speed when he's in stride. Good balance and body control to sneak down the sideline for a receiver of his size. Tough for any cornerback to bring down one-on-one.

Blocking: Not the physical dominator one might think considering his size. Certainly has the strength to control his defender, but is far too inconsistent in this area; mostly due to inconsistent effort.

Intangibles: Nicknamed "Bay-Bay," which is why the back of his uniform reads "B. Thomas."

We have trade bait at every position I would not be surprised if we end up with 12 or 13 picks in this draft. The more picks you have the more flexability in the draft. We might trade some picks for a #1WR or a NT but Bill and Co likes draft picks and should keep them.

Bellicheck will not give u a second for Boldin
He gave 4th for Moss thats to high a price.

will we get any Compensary picks this yr? I still do not know how that process works. A loss of a FA without replacing him or some other rule.

This Dolphins/Lions trade rumor is some stupid shyt mang.

Yeah that RMoss trade was a head scratcher. Why the raidas would make that trade along with the RSeymore for a 1st rder is beyond me. I do like the way the pats collect draft picks ( they have 3 2nd rd pick). Last yr they had 13 or 14 picksat the biggining of the draft.

every year we talk ,and talk ,and talk and in the end boooooooooom we stink .

Alex I do not see that happening it would be a steel if it did happen and Lions never give up CJohnson for that.

mosi = aloco. no doubt.

Alex,

which sites are reporting the trade?

MCcluster is a stud the guy dominates everywhere he plays. He dominated in the SEC and he did it at Largo high school in the Tampa-Bay area. I watched this guy play in Highschool and he was always the best player on the field. The stats would look like this after one of his games. Mccluster 80 yard run. MCcluster 68 yard run. MCcluster 55 yard run. MCcluster 90 yard kickoff. MCcluster 70yard catch. The guy will be a force at the NFL level dont doubt this kid. He is a Florida boy..

www.falsetraderumors.org

Hope we get Boldin and we will only if he wants to play in Florida because the Ravens will pony up more Greenbacks than we will..

Ravens are going to get T.O.

lol carlito...

I was a DA and tried the site:)

too much ink and in the end we will be in the cellar .to be or not be that's the question ?

www.falsetraderumors.org domain is available... Carlito should make a website and post all the
stupid stuff we hear on this and other blogs.

TNPhin,

Wanna buy some advertising space? ;)

sure and I will call the 900 too:)

CARLITO IS THE DUMBEST FAN ON THIS SITE .HE ALWAYS POST THE STUPID STUFF ONLY .

Carlito.. I will be sure to give you my CC number too... 3456 5001 4329 8255. secret code 911.

Lion rumor is total made up horseshyt

CARLITO IS A DONKEY

ALoco... Carlito not dumb he is very smart and provids much needed comic relief.

Aloco is mad because of the mosi=gopats thing. Its ok little guy, I forgive you.

AGREE TNPHIN HE'S VERY SMART WHEN IT COMES TO COMIC RELIEF .HE'S A SMALL BROWN DONKEY .

Maybee ALoco, but, we luv him

IT'S VERY CLEAR , WE LOVE CARLITO .HE'S VERY OPEN AND VERY FUNNY AND FRIENDLY .

Bobbyd12,

I hope you didn't go see shutter island. Trust me, 3 hours you will never get back. Better to just google something. Anything re: my post on demaryius thomas at 7:41?

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CANADA

TO BE OR TO BE /////////

MAMA MARIA IS MAKING MEATBALLS FOR ME


LOVE IS A BAD THING

ALoco,
Carlito could not have said it better himself.

MY GIRL FRIEND WANTS ME TO BUY HER I PHONE .

ALoco,

that was random

AGREE TNPHIN. STILL

buy the phone... make her happy... then you will be happy tooo... love costs:)

NO WAY , YOU BUY THE PHONE AND YOU PAY TO AT AND T 120 DOLLARS A MONTH , NO WAY .WHY PEOPLE TALK IN THE PHONE AND PAY ? IT'S MOST OF THE TALK IS CRAP ANY WAY .

Carlito, no I took ur advice and didn't see it....but at least I didn't go to the Heat-Bucks game

Aloco, is ur girlfriend treating u right?? If she is, buy her the I Phone, it's cheaper then dating again

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