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Agent: Gibril Wilson will be released today

The Dolphins, flirting with signing free safety Antrel Rolle, have good reason to make that push: They will have a void at the position in a couple of hours.

Agent Alvin Keels, who represents Gibril Wilson, tweeted moments ago that his client will be cut today.

[Update 2 p.m.: A league source tells me the Dolphins are STILL in discussions with agent Drew Rosenhaus about Rolle even amid reports he is visiting the New York Giants today. It's ain't over yet.]

Thank you, God!

In my opinion, which I have shared here countless times, Wilson was the player that did most damage to Miami's chances of winning games last year.

He hurt the team against Indianapolis, being directly responsible for not one, not two, but three touchdowns.

He hurt the team against New Orleans, being directly responsible for one touchdown and getting run over by Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey.

Wilson was a free agency bust from A to Z -- just as he was a bust in Oakland. Per Keels, Wilson is now free to negotiate with any team that wants him. That new team would be his fourth in four years, which tells you something about the guy's ability.

Don't feel sorry for Wilson. He's made a whopping $24 million in guaranteed money the past two years.

This move has several moving parts:

It makes the free safety job a need for the Dolphins. If the Rolle free agent chase works, then the position is filled.

If Rolle signs elsewhere despite having a contract offer on the table from his hometown team, then the Dolphins may move on to other free agent targets. They might look at O.J. Atogwe of the Rams.

Atogwe was the Rams' franchise player in 2009 but is on the market as a restricted free agent this year. There is no draft pick compensation due St. Louis for signing Atogwe. Any offer a team makes to Atogwe can be matched by the Rams, but the Dolphins can obviously put a poison pill in any offer to prevent St. Louis from matching.

[Update 12:34: I'm told the Dolphins have been talking about Pittsburgh unrestricted free agent Ryan Clark. I'm digging on that now.]

The Dolphins can also draft a safety. Two that stand out as possible first rounders are Eric Berry of Tennessee and Earl Thomas of Texas. Berry has been compared to Ed Reed. He probably won't be there at No. 12 but obviously anything can happen.

Thomas is a very instinctive cornerback. He has position versatility as he has shown ability to run and cover so he can help in the nickel and dime packages. Thomas should be there at No. 12, but again, anything can happen.

Today should be an interesting day, not only because of the player(s) visiting the Dolphins, but those exiting. Joey Porter will be cut as early as today. Jason Allen, Akin Ayodele and Reggie Torbor are on the bubble, too.

It would not surprise me if Ted Ginn Jr. is not on the team next year, either, by the way.

Now let me address this: Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland strongly defended Wilson at the Combine last month and even suggested Wilson would return to Miami this year.

"A lot of things you would try to blame on him ... those weren't always his fault," Ireland said of Wilson. "We have our evaluation of Gibril Wilson. We know what kind of player he's capable of being. I think he's going to be a very good player for the future. He was disappointed in his play last year. He will tell you that. I think he can play better. We'll just have to see. I think he will."

Yeah, well, Ireland is now on the take-everything-he-says-with-a-grain-of-salt list. Come to think of it, that should actually get him a big attaboy from the Dolphins.

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I believe the NFL banned poison pill clauses after the Wes Welker debacle.

espn is reporting that the jets are in the hunt for b.marshall. if they get him and cromartie then why play the season in the afc east. and for all you self-rightoues dolfans who prefer ginn over marshall because of charecter are a bunch of morons. no wonder why this franchise has'nt won in 38 years and counting. give the jets a lot of credit unlike the dolphins they're going for it. yeah dolphins keep on drafting faceless mediocre talent. and the espn's and rex ryan's of the world will continue to laugh at you. and only you dolfans remember the 2 victories over the jets in 09. while the rest of the national media will be making the jets a favorite in the afc. the east is already a rap for the jets. while miami will be getting ripped apart by sanchez(2)-a healthy brady(2)-vick or delhomme(2)-bills rothlisberger flaaco palmer cutler favre stafford v.young and the great a.rodgers 6-10 good luck miami !!!!

Just Because,

I would like Ayodele, Torbor, Porter, to start packing their bags. Ted Ginn maybe can start cleaning out his closet, but not all the way, just in case...

Or Dansby and Ryan Clark would work also

Dont' sign berry. DBs from TN are not good. Case in point......Jason Allen

Mase,

The Jets are garbage, they will never win anything. Rex Ryan will never beat Miami.

What are the odds we take spiller in the 1st, trade our 2nd for greg olsen, trade our 3rd for anquon, and sign dansby and antrel

I used to be angry with Gibril Wilson but in all actuality he is a genius salesman. He has just pocketed 24 million in two years by selling himself as a Hall of Famer when in reality he is a practice squad scrub. His true calling is in business sales not football. This douche could sell anything.

Ryan Clark is not a good option, he can hit, but he can't tackle or cover, much like G.Wilson. Ask any steelers fan you know, they are also celebrating his departure like us for Wilson.

The Jet already went farther than we did...To hate the Jets is fine, but, reality is they did better than us!

when was the last time the jets won mase?

PFT reporting the Rolle deal will get done tonight. Come home Antrel, you are always welcome. Unless you play like Gerbil, then you will be chased with torches and pitchfork.

What's the emoticon for clapping hands?!?!?! So glad Wilson is getting moved out. He was horrible most of the season. He slowed the bleeding in mid season by actually knowing AND performing his assignment but then even that faded. He was terrible, barely adequate, then back to terrible.

Even if we don't sign anyone to replace him yet, this is addition by subtraction. Bye bye defensive albatross!

Marc, they didn't do better, they struck first. Let's see what the day brings...

VERY very happy about Gerbril--

BUT OMG!! They should not have let Rolle slip away? And Dansby must be signed TODAY!!!


This is getting nerve wracking, for sure.

Parcells and co. should add a Slapshot and Shamwow to sweeten the deal...

Atta boy Jeff Ireland. Armando I really dont care if he lies all day and night about the teams intentions. My feelings arent hurt.

Oh no, I have no cred with Armando, my life feels so empty now.

If they sign Rolle and Dansby, I'm sure they could get Taylor to come back one more year as a rush specialist with an increased chance to make the playoffs and win, end his career after a winning season.

It's going to be a good day fellow Dolphins fans....

I guess Ireland's not a man of honor. At least they got it right in the end. That's funny that he tried to blame the fans and the media and then he winds up cutting him.

Miami 3-0 vs jets last 3 games, talk is cheap.

THIS DESERVES AN ALL CAPS POST

LIKE THE WISE FLAVA FLAV ONCE SAID!!!


YIEAAAAAAHHHHHHHH BBBBOYYYYYIEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Wilson is GONE!! GREAT!! Now sign Rolle and Dansby, trade for Boldin...

Count me in the I don't give a flying crap if Ireland lies to the Media 24/7 camp.

I'd rather he lie about Wilson being good than actually believe Wilson is good.

Spend Money Spend Money Spend Money Money! Dansby & Rolle would make draft day all the sweeter.

I meant they did better in regards to the playoffs Dishpan, not free agency, but, they've done better the past 2 years

BREAKING NEWS: Screw the jests

Marc ur still on that. The Jets were ALLOWED into the playoffs when the colts laid down for them. Get ur facts right.

Alright lets get this done, Rolle Dansby, next priority get Boldin, for a 3rd pick, come on, that is a steal, Parcells r not joking around in the uncapped year!

Make it rain Cpt. Ross, make it rain in this mutha

Ben Watson visiting Seahawks. Would be good stopgap TE for Dolphins. But if they sign Rolle and Dansby instead we can draft a TE.

I can't stop smiling this is a happy day for me. I am glad Jeff Ireland is a liar. What do you want him to do? Stand up there at the podium and tell everybody what they Dolphins want to do and what their motives are? These guys don't talk to the media for a reason.

My kids Gerbil got loose and I ran right over him. Unbelievable. He didn't even try to stop me and ran around in circles until he fell over in exhaustion. Kinda what I seen last year when Miami was playing what they called defense.
Goodbye Wilson, I hear Ryan needs a pet please sign there for the leagues maximum.

The Trifecta has more misses than hits in free agency, but at least they cut their losses quickly...

Dansby and Rolle. I'm afraid to even think about it. Come on Tuna, be like Nike and JUST DO IT.

WHO CARES is we beat the Jets, or HOW they made the playoffs? Noone else does. That's just talk to soften the blow to your egos. FACT: Jet's made it to the playoffs last year and WON
FACT: Dolphin's did not make the playoffs last year, and the year before lost in the first round...
Nobody, when writing NFL history is going to claim that teams lied down to allow the Jet's into the playoffs. Their record and playoff record doesn't have an asterisk.

I rest my case

How does Jason Allen not get cut tho. Send him packing too.

YO CARLITO FOR I FEEL LIKE A KID ALL OVER AGAIN HAVENT SMILED FROM EAR TO EAR LIKE THIS IN A WHILE

Unless the Giants give him the $8 Million he wants - Rolle will be a Dolphin before the weekend is over possibly as early as tonight - write that down.

Hopefully Rolle can help recruit his boy Dansby here too

Even if Culver or Clemons start next year it will be a vast improvement

Bolt--

believe it or not, at this point Allen has value as a special teamer.....not worth the pick, but at this point in career might as well keep him.

per PFT Rolle is gonna sign somewhere today after considering Fins, NYG & Cards---Please Mssrs Ross & Tuna & Ireland: MAKE IT HERE, Pronto!!!

One more time - when was the last time the Jets won anything? When grandaddy Joe Namath was down in the OB - that was even before the Dolphins last won anything. For a franchise that talks big - they don't have much to show for it.

Olsen TE Bears, want to be traded, we should trade Ginn & Fasano and conditional draft pick for Olsen.

Carlito is right. Parcells finally found some "Gibril-be-gone"

When is the last time the DOLPHINS won even a playoff game?!

Don't trade Ginn. I need him for Madden

Nope, 'Lito, I must disagree

no in-house FS solution---get one of the Big Boys here, today!

Culver & Clemmons are better than GW prolly, as you say, but I want a real solution.

There are so few quality FAs this year, so let's Make it Rain, as someone said above. Spend all that Real Estate gougery loot, Ross!

They will keep Jason Allen for special teams unless they can find a cheaper replacement.

Hope the Dolphins can get a bit of a hometown discount on Rolle.

2000; mr Jet Fan - aint no shame in it either still got more rings than the Jets will ever have.

If you guys haven't noticed by now, miami has a "dont bash players to the media policy", so of course ireland lied. sparano did the same thing everytime he was asked about the gerbil. Game film doesnt lie. Dansby fits in miami, i would be content with clark or rolle, but i dont expect too much more outta miami. Hopefully someone makes an offer to fasano and moses and we get a couple of nice picks

You guys have it all wrong. Yes, Ireland said that Gerbil will be better for us this year but he did not say that he would be playing for us this year. He can miss tackles and blow coverages for teams we play against. Certainly, I'm not the only one that sees this.

Wilson is a start, but, we have much bigger problems:

Torbor, Ayodele, no NT, no OLB, what to do with JT, no WR, no TE, do we have a QB? DE's? Do we have depth at EITHER safety position? If Bell gets hurt again, who steps up? Still not sold on SEAN SMITH. Ricky is 32. They have LOT's and LOT's of work to do

Seer,

Wilson was a free agent that some people were raving about when the Dolphins sign him last year and saying what a great move it was...

Does that make you comfortable about picking up another Free Agent? I'm not saying Im against getting Rolle, but between Clemons, Culver, and the very good safeties in the draft; signing a Free Agent safety is not a must...

who cares about the jets rex ryan probably wont even be alive by the time next season starts i can hear that disgusting low class pigs arteries hardening with each passing second

Sign Dansby and Rolle. Draft Dez Bryant. Draft an athletic OLB in 2nd round. That's what should be done. Cutting Wilson is addition by subtraction.

Rex Ryan doesn't cut players, he eats them.

I don't know about Clark...??

Henne is making less than a $1million/yr why in world would the team give Pennington $2.5 million?
The only offense the 'Phins had with Pennington was when he was on the sideline for all of the backdoor wildcat plays.


IMO the jets are in a very different position than us, they have talented players in all theirs lines since 4 seasons ago, so they are capable to make all that movements, if we fill the gaps we will make similar transactions in order to make upgrades, in a season or two if we keep on growing via draft.

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