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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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Jason allen will restructure his contract to much lower pay if not he will be gone too

he plays well on special teams

Not true joey reported they are interested in Kampman from GB.

SURESHOCK_PHINS - I have been talking football. NJ mentions Google and starts all kinds of worthless garbage talk and "googling"..who cares NJ (obivously you)??

Signed, LMFAO

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

Posted by: Crosswinds | March 05, 2010 at 02:20 PM

It's high stakes poker, you NEVER show your hand.
You ever see a Godfather in a courtroom? He pleads the 5th repeatedly.

I love the way they handle things.

I am hoping it goes down like...

Put the coffin nail on the Dansby signing... Fins brass shouldn't have gotten all dressed up for nothing?

Sign S Ryan Clark as I think Rolle will get signed elsewhere for BIG $$. Clark 89 tkles 3 Ints 30 yrs old 9 years in NFL, Wilson 93 tkles 0 Ints, 28 yrs old 7 years in NFL. An upgrade or at least a wash with better pass coverage skills. If they don't Clemons / Culver promotion.

Trade possible for Bolden...

Trade #12 with #28 Chargers so they can get CJ Spiller to replace LT.

Draft possible
#1 Weatherspoon or Brandon Graham
#2 our pick WR D. Thomas
#2 Bolts pick RB Ben Tate
#3 Lamarr Houston, Cam Thomas, L Joseph
#4 (trade Anquan Bolden) or G John Jerry, ILB Micah Johnson
#6 WR Fred Barnes
#6 OLB O'Brien Schofield (big stud but injured)
#6 Use to go up to target or best player avail.
#7 Target or BPA
#7 Target or BPA

Just putting it all in a plan format... everything is fluid and flexible.

Senor Winces is caveman as he cant figure out how to insert the ñ in Señor...

and dont cheat by copy and pasting you Teddy Ginn


BING BING BING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

how do you get the enya over the n?

I'm willing to learn in the spirit of something good.

I'm with you odinseye. I love the way they operate. I just know not to believe anything they say to the media.

senor i am with you i dont know how and would love to learn something new as well.

Señor Winces do you apologize for calling me a d bag?

You've been talking FOOTBALL ??? Where ???Profootballtalk says this on a cut and paste , the other site says this with a google link , then a youtube link , then another cut and paste , etc. Do you think on your own ??? GOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGLE !!!!!!!

rob what you thinking we get in return for the switch

Trade #12 with #28 Chargers so they can get CJ Spiller to replace LT.

i think i that pick we'll still have a chance at "one" of these three

weatherspoon, graham or griffen

As the day draws darker, and the shadows grow, the sun sets on the Dolphins' efforts to obtain a free agent. Why has thou forsaken us, O Lord?

i think at that pick we'll still have a chance at "one" of these three

Senor Winces

Just because the Giants are desperate doesn't mean a thing to me. They have their share of hits and misses just like everyone else.
I'm saying that signing Rolle would be just like Gerbil Wilson "the second coming".

A proven veteran would be nice, come to think of it, Clemons and Culver are technically veterans now. Just the same I wouldn't mind starting a rookie. Like say berry maybe....

Darnsby has left the building. According to reports on ESPN News, Darnsby had a brief meeting with Miami for 1 1/2 hours and is on his way to Washington.


The Bolts would give their #2 in the example...


Señor Winces do you apologize for calling me a d bag?

Posted by: Waterboy | March 05, 2010 at 02:33 PM

Si! FAgency means it's time for a new beginning.


Last year I was waiting to see Pat White do some of the great stuff he did at West Virginia. Do you think we'll see it this year?

Most Fin fans consider him a lost cause. I say Henne didn't do squat his first year so we should cut White some slack. Some will say that the hit he took is proof he doesn't belong in the NFL. I say anyone would have been knocked out with that hit (hell, he had picked up about 8 yards and was going for the first down). Most QBs would have run out of bounds after 5 yards.

Do you think the Fins will try to introduce more spread offense plays this year (to increase scoring). On the high school and college level that's what's dominating. That's the future talent pool.


Hold "ALT" key + punch 164

@ 2:36:"Darnsby has left the building. According to reports on ESPN News, Darnsby had a brief meeting with Miami for 1 1/2 hours and is on his way to Washington"

That's it, then....The Party is Over.
All Hope Gone.
No Way Out.


I agree... any one or all could be gone. I think Spoon would probably be gone.


The only thing I have cut and pasted is a report from profootballtalk. What is wrong with posting football information. I have gave my thoughts, but there isn't much to say. When have I ever posted a link straight from Google or YouTube? You are obviously caring about this non football issue more than I am. Why do you care how football knowledge gets on this blog?

Dr. Gloom - NJ does not allow cut and pasting on what he thinks is "his" blog...

Say it aint so......

Elvi...ah....I mean Karlos has not left the building.

TAMPAFIN- Im taking it that you havent seen my rants on here before about Pat White. White was a phenom at WVU just incredible. I do not think he is a bust by any means. All that being said i do not think Miami is the place for him. We have our new young qb. The only place white fits right now is in the WC. That is going to lose importance because we are no longer going to pull Henne out from under center to run those plays. We arent going to need to. I think a place like St Louis would be picture perfect. Send him there and open up the offense and let him go to work. Miami is just not right for him and its very hard for me to say that.

Dr gloom cut and pasted another poster to give e response to a comment. He didn't GOOGLE from another site .

Seattle makign a move for Marshall would be huge for Denver. They would get the 5th pick and already have the 11th pick. That could be bad news for the Dolphins, because it seems we have the same needs as the Broncos...


I may be in the minority but i still think the Fins want to run a healthy amount of spread / wildcat type plays. They have the absolute most success in the NFL with it.

They have made a substancial investment in a 2nd round pick to add to the formation. Even if PW never gets to a point that the Fins brass envisioned, it shows a strong desire to move and commit to that direction.

If the Fins continue going down the path of running the Spread / Wildcat (with consistancy) it would make drafting players and projecting success into the NFL easier as the players they scout will be running the same things.

I am not sure the offense will be inserted as herky jerky 1 play here or 1 play there but I still think it's in the plans for Miami to run as long as they have the right personnel.


Sign somebody baby!

How do you Google from another site. Don't you Google on Google?? Such childish games you like to do NJ. Quit crying about Google this or Google that....NO ONE CARES!! Get the F**K over it

Jason Cole or Marvez on Big O now:

You can't "overpay" for Dansby because there's no cap or cap repercussions AND we NEED him!

Ah well.

It's over, fellas.


just heard here in Boston that ny has offered a contract to NY and its pretty close to being done. i also heard that the Pittsburgh safety has 7 teams interested in him. i really hope we get at least one of these guys from these safeties. i also would be ok with just getting Dansby but i gues we'll just have to wait and see.

I don't think I ever got the "Official Rules" from "your blog" NJ...can you let me know what we are allowed to do on "your blog". Are we allowed to post knowledgable information on here? Please provide rules since you are the King of this blog you call yours... RULES PLEASE RULES!!!

Don't think Dansby has left just yet - I think they have something special planned for him at the stadium tonight......


Let's try that again

just heard here in Boston that ny has offered a contract to Rolle and its pretty close to being done. i also heard that the Pittsburgh safety has 7 teams interested in him. i really hope we get at least one of these guys from these safeties. i also would be ok with just getting Dansby but i gues we'll just have to wait and see.

who are you guys, the F'ing Blog Police????

im here to talk Mia Dolphins Football get some info from other Phin Fans, not to be witness to your hinding behind an internet blog playing tthe High Mighty, be all see all, know it all... F Google... both of you!

Bears on the Verge of signing Peppers to a 6yr Deal.


Here come more suitors for Dansby hurry up Trifecta get it done soon. LOL.


When you respond it fuels the fire... takes two to have an argument.

I am addressing you as I don't think NJ PHIN will stop of you keep answering. We understand what you are trying to say... it's all good.


Alot of todo and a lot of talk and still nothing new in Miami except for the loss of our Gerbil.

Colts released QB Jim Sorgi.

Trade Thigpen for a 5th to indy


Ind got the Painter...lol


Whats your best plan for replacing Wilson at safety?


Say no to Dez Bryant....
Make a move for Ben Watson

Peyton is a robot... they should save the roster spots and just not have a 2nd or 3rd QB... they just collect dust. ;)

Google, or Bing outscoops Mandy consistantly. Is he even working right now?

Just sign somebody!!!!!!!!! Come on stop being cheap...

Here's indiana acting like a Man and not a kid. In response to a poor poster who simply asked why do we need him ( dansby ). " Do we really need you saying DUMB comments like if we need him " Indiana dolfan . posted at 10:53 am. Who's acting like a child and kid now ???. You called another poster a dumbazzzz who disagreed with you. Who's acting like a no it all now. NObody care ??? GET PHUCKEN OVER IT !!!

Rob, I like Culver in the free safety spot until Clemons gets his feet under him.

sometimes better to ingnore then confront

now back to the real topic

Everyone sucks for not sending the Gerbil a goodbye present

The Bears did it up right.

Get 'em in & sign 'em on the spot!

Ross, on the other hand, saves money that is essentially spare change to him, and we pay for it.

Karlos is already naught but a dim memory to us now.

Maybe we all misunderstood Ross when he said "Throwing $ at a problem doesn't fix it"...What he meant to say was "I'm not gonna pay for high priced free agents because I still have to pay the guaranteed money to the losers this overrated staff picked last year, and the year before and I'm not going to do it again"

jerseyfins what's up ?

whats up?!

Cool Cavkong.

That would be the cheapest yet scariest fix if they weren't sitting Wilson down much last year in favor of both those guys.

It would be the ultimate to have either of them become solid this year. Probably would draft a S to add to the mix if thats the case.

Jones, Allen, Burnett, Wright are all draftable options to get the spot new blood as well.

Jones is built like a SS but is pretty fluid.

Burnett might end up being the best combo of tackler vs ballhawk.

Wright ran faster than than some people thought at the combine.


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