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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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Look, I'm no Jets fan, but, we can't simply be content because "once upon a time" we were really good. I wasn't even born the last time we won a championship. Eventually, we have to worry about NOW. What have they done for me lately? Not much

Lol at I'm Hungry. You are the winner of 100 internets

I "grok" you, 'Lito (obscure '60s hippie term), but I'm giddy with the thought that we may actually be willing to spend real money today & get some (alleged) studs.

You gotta admit the mere fact that we're chasing two of the best available (& the pickings ARE somewhat slim) is intoxicating, no?

Plus, signing Rolle would not mean bye-bye Culver or Clemmons (tho this regime, although now showing they are willing to cut losers at years end, like to stick w/FA choices as in-season even if they Gerbril the team).

Theres lies, damned lies, and Jeff Ireland. Atta boy Jeffrey!!

Ireland was deceptive about the teams intention regarding Gibril Wilson to what end?
Did he trick a competitor into making an unwise move?
No teams made any moves they have all been waiting for March 5th so Ireland's deception just makes him, all of the front office and all of the fans look like a s s h o l e s.

What is grok? Just checking...

The interesting thing is that the Dolphins took Chris Clemons with their 5th round pick last year. Safetys are usually taken in rounds 3-5 and Clemons had a 3rd round grade on him. I think this is more of telling tale that the Dolphins believe Clemons may be the answer. And for people who said why didn't he start over Gibril. Please tell me when 2 rookie CBs and a Rookie FS have ever started together. That will be worse than with Gibril in, no matter who the rookie fs is. I think Clemons may be the answer. Runs a 4.3, hits like a truck, and stays disciplined with great catchup speed.

Eff the Freaking Jets already---go to Rich Cimini & your own blogs to lather each other & come back here during the season.

Get Er' Done Tuna ! Sign Karlos already, before New England gets upset that they didnt win the Peppers sweepstakes and starts throwing money at Dansby !!

MAKE IT HAPPEN !!

Mando you fear Julius Peppers going to NE but Aaron Pierce is 'too old and washed up'?

However you don't fear Anquan Boldin going to NE or Buffalo or the Jets and that's why you would not offer more than a 4th round pick?

Agreed pricemaster. There's really no need to BS everyone. Wasn't one of the selling points of Sparano that he was a "straight-shooter"? They're all full of it. Sparano likes his stats...and cheeseburgers

Grok means Get Rolle Or Karlos

JT will wind up in NE

Just got back from Tampa...The Intercontinental was phenomenal...so were the milfs...and the gmilfs for that matter...cold and windy the whole time time though.

Dag...the south beach sluts are all over the place.

This is not the first time we've seen MAJOR double talk by Jeff Ireland. Remember before the '08 draft when he pretended to accidentally give away who the Dolphins were going to draft #1? NOTHING he says can be taken at face value anymore!

"Grok" was a 60s Hippie term for understanding another's point on a wide-variety of deep & meningful levels (but not gay, I swear!).


partial def from Wiki:

"To grok is to share the same reality or line of thinking with another physical or conceptual entity. Author Robert A. Heinlein coined the term in his best-selling 1961 book Stranger in a Strange Land. In Heinlein's view, grokking is the intermingling of intelligence that necessarily affects both the observer and the observed."

We are really happy with our linebackers

Why haven't the Fins cut Porter yet?

AK Fin FAn--

slow torture is my guess...assuming it does not affact how or what bonus they pay him, I figured they make him twist some more while others sign & are pursued.

This definitely is the final year for all of those a s s h o l e s: Parcells, Ireland and especially Sparano.
And frankly they might not even make it that far.
I can picture a disagreemnt before the draft and the whole trifucta getting fired.
The next head coach, Mike Nolan is already signed anyway.

here's UPDATED happenings:

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/NFL-free-agency-buzz-blog-030510

I'm hoping Ross & Tuna & Ireland act like many of us (okay, me) in a strip club---go in not planning on spending TOO much momey,than the next thing you know, you get a 'whiff" & bam--$$$$$.

But I hope our FAs, if we get 'em, provide Sex in the Champagne Room!

Seer,

Thank you, just checking... Karlito for Dansbito

Pricemaster this organization treats the players with respect and wont feed the media zingers they can use to bash em. If u were a free agent trying to decide where to play would u rather play for this organization that respects the players even when they suck or the one that trashes them in the media? There is ur end.

"Get this guy, cut that guy, draft that guy and bring in that guy over there. "

LMAO

PriceMaster:

I'm pretty familiar with Dale Mabry and the "Silicon Nation" that is part of Tampa...

But...

Dude,
What is "The Intercontinental" ....a Hotel??

LMFAO at Carlito 12.34 and 12.35

Get Dwayne Bowe for a 4th instead of an older injury prone Boldin for a 3rd... Boldin is on his way down not up.

who said KC would trade Bowe?

Rex Ryan doesn't cut players, he eats them = The greatest post in Blog history!!

Nate Jones visiting Denver? They sure do have a man-crush on our former DB's...Maybe Wilson will end up in Denver as well...

The Seahawks have scheduled a Monday visit with free agent Ben Watson.

COME ON TUNA>>>>>>>

Turk, 41, has to be the oldest player in the NFL, re-signed by the Texans...What a life...

Tuna most have a fs they think is forsure.I know they are freeing money up but they can do that after they sign Dansby and who ever the new fs will be. I hope they spend that money on some bigtime players for nolan to work with

I guess no More GERBIL jokes..... This is the best move they have made in 3 seasons

you dolfans are very nasty&classless why would you recruit pro players with sexual favors eewww!!! i'll say it again no wonder why you people have'nt won since 73.

The old saying is true. You can never have to many good players.clemons is a nice player but young. Regardless of rolle he'll play alot.

mase go get laid....for once in your pathetic life

Ireland's Kiss of Death:
1) Ernest : "he is improving"
2) Shaun Murphy: "good player"
3) Gerbil : not his fault....

Im worried about Solai "improved significantly this year"

Wow. I hope we are making the right decisions. What worries me is not so much our Trifecta, but the other teams in our division, looks like the Jets and Pats arent afraid to overload in FA.

I hope that we can bring Rolle home if not Ryan Clark is a great B option. Parcells & Ireland haven't been to good with FA. Can't believe they paid Gabril all that cheese. If this year's group of FA turn out to be a bust. The game plan should be only to reward OUR own Free Agents.
Focus on the DRAFT, hire better scouts, refine the scouting process. The Draft and CFL ALL-Stars are the keys to acquiring Championship talent.

Bowe was unhappy in KC all year last year and if I remember correctly was benched by their coach once or twice...

This day is turning into a utter disaster. One-thirty p.m. and still no signings?

What a dreadful bore. Off to Bal Harbour.

Note that Ireland said "a very good layer for the future" but did not include the Miami Dolphins in that future.

Waterboy,

I think the Kiss of Death from the Dolphins is the famous, "He is a player on our team right now."

Topics that have nothing to do with today's excitement:

The Jets.

Whether Ireland is honest with the Media.

Bowe was suspended by the league for substance abuse

Mase is nothing more than a troll. Go away mase, everyone hates you and wants you to die a miserable death.

Carlito: Cyber High Five for the Gerbil Cut

Dear Mr. Salguero

Whats left behind ?

After a player has been cut or released what you fine in that players locker says alot about that person.

What do you think they will find in Joey Porters locker ?

I'm thinkin they find used condems and empty liquor bottles.

Gibril Wisons locker will probly have some life in the CFL packets.

What do you think they will find ?


Soiled :)

Thanks Uwe, I'll cut your comment and paste it on my wall.

TICK TOCK TICK TOCK...when is Dansby going to be in Miami or is he already? Dolphins better have papers ready as soon as he comes in the door!!

Bad news. Here's a report on Rolle:

http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/03/05/source-antrel-rolle-on-verge-of-joining-giants/

That's another good sign for another coming Superbowl for Guru Bill Parcels i.e., The Big Tuna! Go Miami!

Rolle will meet today with the Giants, who will have stiff competition with the Dolphins -- who came up with a five-year offer for Rolle --

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/rolle_players_6MbJJlT4pKCzlkVXF8CENM#ixzz0hKToAh69

on the new york post

Three teams chasing Rolle, deal could come today
Posted by Mike Florio on March 5, 2010 12:41 PM ET
Though safety Antrel Rolle has launched his free-agent tour with a visit to the Giants, a league source tells us that three teams remain in the hunt for his services.

Per the source, it's down to the Giants, Dolphins, and Cardinals.

We're told that the deal will "probably" get done later today or tonight.

So stay tuned.

anytime Hungry

I'm done.....looks bad after some initial excitement.....Ross can save his millions while the Fans starve for a winner.

No Rolle; No Dansby; No Future.

I have a Idea trade for the chicago TE a third rounder will do it

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