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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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You see , now i'm talking to you. I wasn't before.

well i was talking to u.. and obviously i got your attention!

Armando, we need some updates. Let's get it together with the information. The anticipation is killing me.

Man it would be great if the Tuna can sweep Rolle right from under the Giants. I would be really surprised if that happened though.

I don't see any reports that say Dansby has left. Last one I read says he's in Davie and his agent and Parcells are working a contract.

GO TUNA GO!!!!

is there any truth to the espn news karlos dansby leaving to washington rumor?

Posted by: NJ PHIN FAN | March 05, 2010 at 02:57 PM


I acted like a kid huh? It was a dumb comment, but at least i am responding with football talk and told him why we need Dansby unlike half your posts, you are writing Google.

Posted by: Rob in OC | March 05, 2010 at 02:53 PM

This I do know. Anything I write and he says only one thing which makes no sense. I guess he gets a high by trying to ATTEMPT to run people off this blog???

All is lost. No way forward.

does everyone have their special celebration dance ready for " if " we sign dansby lol?

WestVaFins & Rob in OC,

Thanks for your input.

I have a feeling that Brown will get an offer by a team that's tinkering with the Wildcat and wants to take it to a higher level (regardless of his injury).

What do you think?

Irelands comments about Wilson being on the team this year are comments made to uphold any trade value Wilson may have had. But since Rolle wants to come home They have to unload Wilson's inflated salary. There is no way he gets that money anywhere else. I say he signs a minimum deal somewhere then is out of the league in after this season.

Rolle is the one. He was a Dolfan growing up. He will be better in Miami. Bring em in!!!

Indiana,

Without getting all "preachy" on ya....just take the high road and chat with others bout all things football.

I for one could care less where anyone gets their knowledge as it's not really a test... As long as it is accurate, maybe provokes some thought, makes me laugh or contributes in some positive manner.

Cheers,

Datajack Dansby still here they have a celebration for him at the stadium later tonight

AMEN ROB!!

Don't sign Ryan Clark, he is not any better than Wilson! Send the jet to pick up Rolle in New York, one night out in south beach for Rolle and Dansby should seal the deal.

Buh, bye Gerbil. You have our admiration for your deal-making skills.

Nat u get it that u have our disgust in your play-maiking and losing games for your teammates who were paid much less and had a lot more heart, e.g. Penne, Henne, RB.

Can u take "Hands of Stone" Ginn wid ya?

lol @ Soiled.

Just Because,

Where did you see that? Give me a link please.

ESPN reports Peppers signed with Bears, done deal

NJ - Can you post "your blog" rules??

datajack i think u r being cranked

I would be cranked if I believed it. :)

I don't, which is why I'm putting him on the spot. :)

Now if Seatlle takes Marshall from Denver, Denver will have to take Dez Bryant and this blog will finally be cleaned of Marshall, Bryant garbage

Everything is awful quiet on Dansby today. We have been hearing reports every half hour on Peppers until he just signed, but yet we hear NO WORDS on Dansby. With that said it doesn't sound like great progress is getting done...the longer the wait the worse off for us we will be.

The Bears are really wanting to make a statement aren't they?

This truly is great news, guy sucks beyond belief. Now dump the other jackass that can't tackle (for entirely different reasons), Crowder.

No link unfortunately - but it's from someone I know that has an "in" with the team. You can take it with a grain of salt, but I believe it.

With the Bears spending money like it's going out of style that bodes well for Dansby going to the Dolphins. Maybe Rolle too as I heard the Bears were also looking at him.

Good news on Wilson. His days of stealing money from the Dolphins are thru. Good luck finding that next gig.

RUN you off this blog ?? NOOOO !! I need the comedy relief you provide. GOOOOOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOOGLE !!

Armando,

What's up?

The Natives are restless. Chaos is imminent.
I can't decide between Google or Bing!

Please throw the dogs a bone. Make something up if you have too.....DAMN!

Indiana . you were at least talking football ?? Really ?? calling somebody a dummy and a dunbazzzz is NOT talking football. GOOOOOOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOOOOOOGLE !!!!

I am not going to argue with you, because it is not worth my time, but if you look at my quote I did answer the bloggers question in that post...

Lets meet up on Facebook

Free agent FS Antrel Rolle is reportedly taking a physical with the Giants as of Friday afternoon.
A physical usually means a deal is all but locked up, though beat writer Ralph Vacchiano cautions that the same source says the Dolphins and Cardinals aren't out of the race if they increase their offer. You think Rolle's agent is the source?

Dump Porter and pay Rolle

tampafin,

I just can't fathom ANY team in the NFL delving into the Wildcat as much as the Fins. With Brown's injury history I don't think teams will take the pluge.

Good all around player is Brown... elevates his stock when running out of the Wilcat.

I love what Ronnie says about the Wildcat "It's no gimmick when we run it...as you still have to stop it."

Maybe, if the Fins commit to it more they will take one of the bigger, fast, do everything well type backs such as RB Ben Tate, Toby Gerhart, Montario Hardesty AND my suprise pick if he falls far enough Tim Tebow.

Before everyone thinks I have lost my marbles I mean if he plummets... say 4rth round or later. He would possibly be the Wildcat weapon they are looking for, he has the size and speed similar to that of Ronnie Brown and can throw better. They coached him up at the Senior Bowl and coach Lee is trying to change his motion. He is a TOTAL "Yes sir coach, what else do you need?" type player. Like him or not that guy will put some butts in seats and move merchandise.

I do think some team will take him earlier than his NFL skills would translate but he has won a ton of games through will power, mind, arm and body.

Just like the White pick it would send shockwaves throughout the league. It would also send the clear message they think Pat White is not the guy they thought he would be.

When you are looking to catch a certain type of fish in a pond you know that has them...do you stop fishing?

Cheers,

Looks like the Browns finally struck a deal with joshua Cribbs. Good for Cribbs, because he is a playmaker and deserves it...

This is the way it may end up by the end of the weekend. Peppers to the bears , rolle to the giants and dansby to the skins. lets hope the last one doesn't come true.

NJ - Not arguing or trying to prove you wrong, but I thought you didn't want Dansby for the big money?

Unless there's more to the quote from Ireland, notice he never mentions that Wilson will be a good player FOR THE DOLPHINS. Just sayin'...

hey just wondering...where do u guys get your nfl news from, besides big names like nfl espn and pprofootball talk?

physical = done deal.

what a lousy ending to a day that started with hope for the future but which ends with the same old same old.

I told you suckers....

"fins take dump on fans with NO FA moves"

Dolphins brass.....WTF?

Get off the toilet and sign someone. Anyone.

I hear google is a great resource

super phin phan - I am guessing Google since that seems to be NJ's primary source as much as he has been typing it recently...

Bears and Lions making us look inept.

Porter for Boldin and a 6th... you heard it here first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

test

This sucks, get the deal done Tuna.

Sorry Porter + a 6th = Boldito from Golfito

....im here to read on the dolphins not see you guys argue u like little girls.....that def. did not answer my question.........P.S. im depressed te fins havent made any moves when it seemed so good last night

Go big or go home, another mediocre season if Dolphins can't sign at least one big name today.

Armando,

How about an update?

Big Ben in Big Trouble

WOW you guys been going at this all day!!!Whats up with the front office??? Whats taking so long to get Dansby and Rolle inked?????

Bethea Draws Interest


An NFL source has told Scout.com that three NFC East clubs--the New York Giants, Washington Redskins, and the Dallas Cowboys, have been showing interest in the highly reliable and durable defender despite the tender. And two teams in the AFC East--the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets--have been mulling over the possibility of signing the two-time Pro Bowl nominee to an offer sheet.

Sounds to me the Trifecta are putting smokescreen feelers to all Safeties available....

Elvin Bethea? I thought he was out of the league.

I see a lot of talk about Will Allen, I think he is an UFA and would be suprised to see him come back, and if he does he just isnt good enough to start in this league he is a rd cb. And the guy that said move sean smith to safety, why on earth do you move your best cb and the future at the position to safety?

Lets come out of today with Clark paired up at safety with Bell and Dansby added to the outside. Then the D is looking good and we can address LB and DL in the draft. Still not sure I don't move a 3 for Boldin.

Finsheaven Blows... site is down on the most important day of Spring!!!!!!!!!!!!

Indiana , we all know GOOGLE is your thing. stop trying to pass it on to others, we know your embarrassed. You didn't even know what unrestricted and restricted free agent meant. Hpw do you know anything about football without your life line google. GOOOOOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGLE !!!

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