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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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Mase is very funny. I don't wish him to die.

Dansby is with the fins at this minute
Hope they sign him up

If the Patriots sign Peppers we will have to figure how to block him, Carey can't block that level of talent.

Nj, was that Ireland speak? LOL

says who waterboy?

If Dansby leaves town, we're toast.

I'm starting to 'crash' after my earlier enthusiasm.

Armando,
With fragile Ronnie Brown having spent two seasons on IR and Ricky going into his last year and Ginn maybe on his way out why us no one talking about taking C.J Spiller who ran a 4.28 and can return kicks? If he is there isn't that the way the fins should be leaning?

GOOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOOOOOOOGLE !!!!! j/k. i won't start.

This came quicker than expected but atleast now we know the direction of the team - which is the right direction.

12th pick of the draft is a good spot to get at least the 2nd best of those top safeties, no doubt! I’ll take Eric Berry in a heart beat!

If we sign Rolle then the focus will switch strictly to LB – inside and outside. I really don’t think we should go receiver in the draft at all, the only guy who stands out that will immediately contribute will be gone by the 12th pick. So Boldin becomes even that more important.

I would rather cut Crowder than Ayodele to tell you the truth, and def. DON NOT CUT TED GINN JR!!!!!!! DON'T TRY TO CAMPAIGN THAT MANDO! THANKS! IF WE SIGN BOLDIN (OR #1 RECEIVER) TED GINN WILL BE HUGE AND CUTTING HIM WILL BE A BIG MISTAKE!!!

Here's an Ideal Depth chart for next year:

FS SS

1st Rnd Rookie/Rolle Bell

Clemons Culver


DB DB

Smith Davis

Jones W.Allen

J.Allen

OLB MLB MLB OLB

Taylor Dansby Crowder 2nd rnd Rookie

Anderson Torbor(cut?) Ayodele Wake(situational)

3rd rnd Rookie 4th rnd Rookie Moses

DE NT DE

Starks Free Agent Wake

Merling Solai Langford

Rookie/McDaniel McDaniel


WR
Boldin
Bess
Camarillo
Ginn/Hartline

TE
Fasano
Haynos/Rookie
Sperry

LT
Long
Free Agent
LG
Smiley
Berger
C
Grove
Berger
RG
Thomas
Garner
RT
Carey
Gardner

QB
Henne
Pennington
Thigpen/White

FB
POLITE!

RB
Brown/Williams
Cobbs
Hilliard


Says Associated Press

Was Ryan Clark the guy that pasted White last year?

Waterboy - Where did you read this one?

NJ - Nice try in acting like a kid!!!

lol @ kong.

Free agent linebacker Karlos Dansby is visiting the Miami Dolphins, his first stop in the opening hours of NFL free agency, a person familiar with the negotiations says.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins don't comment on contract talks. It was unclear whether Dansby planned to visit other teams.

Dear Mr. Salguero

Other items I expect to find in Joey Porters locker.

1 - Knuchucks

2 - Cigar wrappers and cigar tabacco, cause Joey just needed the blunt wraps.

3 - 1 dirty pair of underwear.

4 - Razor, mirror and straw

5 - Channing Crowders phone #

Am I close ?

Soiled :)

CavKong,

Yes Clark nailed P. White... he also blasted Welker so hard it froze his arms in the air after he was down on the ground.

I think Clark is the real play here unless thye plan on trying to roll with Clemons / Culver and then drafting a safety.

Cheers,

Acting like a kid ??? Look who's talking !!! LOL !! I read some of your earlier insults at posters. Ok it's on. GOOOOOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOOOOOOOOOOGLE !!!! GOOOOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOOOOOOOOOGLE !!!

The slapchop commercial is the greatest of all time.

YOu're gonna love my nuts

No it was Ike Taylor that hit White.

Thanks Rob. I thought he was the guy but couldn't quite remember.

I watched a lot of Pittsburgh games because of my location and I saw Clark get ran over more times than i could think. If white had hit him as hard as Taylor did white would have won that battle.

Knock Knock

NJ PHIN, Indiana....

I implore you not to go back and forth about Google today when we can get breaking news and discuss potential scenarios. You guys both win... it was yesterdays battle.

Cheers,

clark is a baller!!

"No it was Ike Taylor that hit White"

I believe it was Ike Turner, and he Hit Tina Turner not Pat White

Soiled :)

Whoops, thanks WV. lmao @ Soiled.

LOL at SOILED

dont forget the half empty tin of skoal brutha another item left behind in peezys locker

Mark in Toronto!!!

That's funny...I was just talking about that commercial last night...my wife and I were getting a kick out of it. "You have boring tuna... stop having a boring life." Nice toss into the sink...wonder how many takes? LOL

It started when heard the English guy that sells via infomercials... Billy Mays(RIP) and the English guy were suppose to do a film called "Pitchmen"

K, game face back on.

Cheers

I actually normally felt bad to watch clark play because he got ran over it seemed like every game. But his pass coverage is just fine.

What the hell is taking so long? I can't concentrate on work. Sign Someone already!!!

Soiled (from 2:02 PM)


You, Sir, ...Are A National Treasure.
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Multiple sources now say that Rolle is close to signing with the Giants, including the NY Post.

:(

The bears are loading up.....

datajack--


well that blows.

clark is not an upgrade over gibril he just has a differnt set of issues we'll be complaining about like instead of not covering he'll be laying on his back

He couldn't be traded for anything? even a late late rounder?

dudes dont worry. Culver is decent until Earl Thomas or Berry are ready....

NFLFanhouse.com reports free agent FS Antrel Rolle is "on the verge" of completing a deal with the Giants.

Not so fast. Beat writer Armando Salguero reports the Dolphins are still talking to agent Drew Rosenhaus about Rolle even while the safety in New York. Meanwhile, Giants beat writer Ralph Viacchiano hears that the choice is down to the Giants and Cardinals. It's clear as mud that the Giants are now the favorites.

I see Tuna resigning at end of this period as a result of Ross's failure to go the whole way in the free agncy chase.


They appear to have lost Ross to the Giants, and Dansby will tell them to p**s-off next.

This day is turning into a debacle of Biblical proportions. Or worse, even.

Which insult post NJ? I recall only posting one and it was deserving...

Rob in OC - I'm not the one who accuses people of using Google. No one is allowed to know facts or post facts unless NJ criticizes them, because no one is permitted to know more than NJ on this blog...

Peppers taking physical, about to sign with Bears, if Dansby leaves Miami without a deal and he goes to Washington it's over

Here's the news byte:

"However, about 30 minutes ago, it was reported that Rolle is visiting the Giants, and it is a "95 percent" chance that a deal gets done tonight.

You have to leave out the other opportunity for the other teams to make a bigger run at this point, but it isn't looking likely."

I don't get why the Dolphins FO. Keep lying to the media. Which btw are just asking the questions the fans, who pay to watch there players are also asking. This FO is just getting old with this non-sense

Here we go with the google crap.... please use BING or Yahoo you Teddy Ginns

Say goodbye to

Porter $5.5 mil
Wilson $4.0 mil
Torbor $3.1 mil
Ayodele $3.7 mil
Pennington $5.7 mil
J Allen $5.0 mil
Ginn $3.0 mil

That's $30 million to invest in Dansby, Clark, and Brandon Marshall. Give Denver our 2nd rdr for Marshall plus Ginn if they want him.

Rob, I laugh like a maniac whenever that commercial comes on.

Looks like nothing is happening, going back to bed to sleep the rest of this off.

and don't forget ....

We're making America skinny, one slap at a time.

rolle not ross to nyg---wishful thinking on my part.

we need a snyder-like owner to get back into top tier of teams

Chester Taylor is a Chicago Bear, Vikings can now sign at 1 UFA...

Rolle?

Get out of here. Sign with the Giants please.
The guys like half a notch better than Wilson and wants more money.

Are you guys serious?

If we can't get Berry, I'd go with Clemons or Culver before Rolle.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that free agent Julius Peppers will receive $40 million in the first three years of his deal with Chicago.

Dansby wont sign for a penny less than $30 mill..

Time to keep on dumping: torbor, penny, porter, etc etc

LMFAO !!!!

Waterboy - Good one...

Camilo Villegas is 8 under at the Honda Classic.

odinseye:

if rolle's so bad why r giants after him----jerry reese is better talent evaluator than our guys, right?

we need a veteran solution at fs, not pick or two nobodies from special teams

Seer :

They (The Dolphins) offered what thought Rolle is worth...

There's nothing wrong with that.

(Think of what is must be like to be a Tampa Bay Buccaneer Fan this morning -- THAT team has chosen not to even be part of Free Agency...)
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EVERYONE USES GOOGLE OR A SEARCH ENGINE YOU HAD TO EVENTUALLY PUT YOU ONLINE FINDINGS ON YOUR FAVORITES SO AT ONE POINT OR ANOTHER ITS BEEN DONE

UNLESS YOU HAVE DREW OR ARMANDOS NUMBER THAN THATS A DIFFERENT STORY!!! LOL

DROP IT LETS TALK FOOTBALL

Waterboy, why do u keep saying dump Penny, the guy isn't even on the Dolphins, he is an Unrestricted Free Agent, there is nothing to dump!!

your right... Hump Penny dont dump him

b12:

w/boy is a troll & a dbag

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