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Another big news day ahead at Indy Combine

Most of the media left Indianapolis on Sunday and more will leave Monday morning. Dolphins In Depth is still in Indianapolis because the workouts continue and aspiring scout Chris Cordero is still looking to corner more general managers information.

First off, if you missed the weekend here shame on you. The NFL doesn't take the weekend off, even during the offseason, so why do you?

We are reporting here the Dolphins interviewed Florida ILB Brandon Spikes, nose tackle Cam Thomas, outside linebacker Ricky Sapp, ILB Micah Johnson, and Georgia Tech DE Derrick Morgan since we last reported interviews on Saturday.

The Morgan interview is interesting in that most scouts have him as a 4-3 DE and many don't think he can convert to a 3-4 OLB. Perhaps the Dolphins aren't convinced of that and are continuing their due diligence on the player.

Secondly, if you indeed did miss the weekend's action check it out here for a newsy update on Dexter McCluster and Anquan Boldin and then go here for a report along with Cordero's opinion of Sunday's wide receiver workouts.

Speaking of the wide receivers -- and yes, I find a way to do that a lot because they're kinda sorta important in today's NFL -- sidelinescouting.net does a wonderful job of offering a comprehensive look of what the wide receivers did in their testing Sunday.

Today?

The nose tackles and the linebackers (including future Dolphins draftee or future Salguero adopted son Brandon Graham) will be on display. And this is Cordero's report on what to look for and expect:

Should be a good day for everyone looking for the Dolphins to have a defense heavy draft.

NT -- Obviously their bench rep and physical strength is vital to the position but another drill to keep an eye on is the broad jump. Core strength comes from the lower body and a good broad jump helps in determining that. The vertical jump is also another factor but nearly as important as the broad. Watch the linemen in the 20-yard shuttle to see their short area quickness and flexibility. You won't see many NTs running 40 yards in an NFL game so this shows more important aspects and traits. Finally, the 3 cone drill is another key determinant in agility; footwork; and balance - watch to see if these big guys have trouble keeping their feet going around the cones.

NT prospects to watch -- Dan Williams, Terrence Cody, Cam Thomas (who has spoken to the Dolphins here in Indy), Torell Troup, Linval Joseph, Al Woods, Jay Ross, Aleric Mullins, Brandon Deadrick, Jeff Owens, and Art Jones.

OLB/DE converts -- Many of the same drills important for the DLine are important for these players as well. Watch many of the DEs prospects, such as Graham, Jerry Hughes, and most of the guys who played with their footwork if they work out with the linebackers.

DE/OLB prospects to watch: Derrick Morgan (who has spoken to the Dolphins here and will work out with LBs), Brandon Graham, Sergio Kindle, Jerry Hughes, Jason Pierre-Paul, Thaddeus Gibson, Everson Griffen, Brandon Lang, Koa Misi, Ricky Sapp (who has also spoken to Dolphins), George Selvie, Cameron Sheffield, Antonio Coleman, Jason Worilds, Willie Young, Greg Hardy, and Eric Norwood. Watch for how many undersized DE prospects decide to work out with the LBs.

ILB prospects to watch -- Rolando McClain (who won't do much here), Sean Weatherspoon (who spoke at length with the Dolphins at the Senior Bowl), Micah Johnson (who has spoken to the Dolphins here), Brandon Spikes (also spoken to Dolphins), Donald Butler, Jamar Chaney, AJ Edds, and Sean Lee.

This might be the position of Miami need with the least depth in the draft. I will keep an eye out for any potential late round sleepers.

-- Chris

Cordero will have updates throughout the day, which means you'll get updates here throughout the day. If I'm away from the computer, I'll send the updates via my twitter.
   

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Carlito and Guys. Don't take to much out of the top guys not performing at the combine. This happens every year . The combine has diminished over the years now that there's the pro day workouts. There's to much risk and to much money involved . If a player gets hurt , the NFL teams move on to the next player. The hurt player is out millions. The exception is dez bryant because he missed a year of footbal and teams want to see what kind of shape he's in and more. He could lose money.

LMFAO !!!! INDIANA IS STILL CRYING ???? GOOOOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOOOOOGLE !!!! GOOOOOOOGLE BABY GOOOOOOGLE !!! LOL !!

Carlito,

Micah looked a little heavy footed on the last drill, but you see his lateral agility. I wanted to see that drill, he did as I expected.

INDIANA , you didn't even now what unrestricted and restricted free agents meant and what the differences were between them until i explained it to you. LOL !! Now you going to talk about MY football knowledge and google ?? You're not in my league son. Stop tryiing to be by using your GOOOOOOOOOOOGLE !!! LMFAO !!!! GOOOOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOOOOGLE!!!!

It's 3:00 and still no additional blog posts? So much for the "big news day ahead".

When didn't I know what the difference was? My only confusion on UFA and FA is what would change with uncapped or capped year. I had uncertainty with the uncapped year and figured I would ask.

Since when am I crying? Can I not say you Google to get your answers? I guess not, because then I am crying (as you say). Grow up buddy. I could care less if you think I Googled about the Eric Berry facts I posted last week.

Of don't forget to type LMFAO next time, because you enver forget that comment!

NJ IS OUR ONLY SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE. NO ONE ELSE IS ALLOWED TO PROVIDE FACTS BESIDES HIM. HE IS THE KING OF INFORMATION AND THE ONLY PERSON THAT KNOWS EVERYTHING...

lmfao...

indiana , I WAS GOING TO SAY THE SAME THING THAT NJ IS THE DONKEY OF THIS BLOG .

Indiana,

Did you have to google what lmfao mean?

I just googled this interesting statistic:

Feb 09 to Mar 10
Search Engine Market Share %
Google 90.32
Yahoo! 4.6
bing 2.72

Thomas Jones officially released by the Jets

Didnt have to google it

Do you guys think Dansby will be like Haynesworth last year and sign somewhere within hours of free agency starting?

What is google?

YES, CARLITO.

GOOOOOOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOOOOGLE !! DON"T CRY INDIANA DON ' CRY !!!!!!

Trivia: Give me the name of the Dolphins player who was LATE to a Dolphins playoff game.

Armando:

Bobby Humphrey in the 1992 AFC Championship Game.

Fins interviewed McCoy...man, how insanely sick would it be if he fell to us...

What's with this whole "google" thing

Indiana , this was your response to a dansby arguement. " How can dansby be a unrestricted or restricted free agent when he's a FREE AGENT ?? " Posted by Indiana dolphan. Then you said : Dansby can't be a unrestricted free agent when he is already a free agent and probably won't be franchised " posted by indiana dolphan. REMEMBER THOSE STATEMENTS ??? LMFAO !!!! I had to expalin it to you. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOOOGLE !!!

I am still trying to figure out LMFAO...

Google is not helping...

OH the crying is to much for me since some child is blaming me for Googling on a football blog...what should I do NJ?? I tried to Google what I should do, but I am getting no responses!!

Of I can't forget the famous LMFAO!!!

NJ - Look who that is posted by: Indiana dolphan

I have NEVER been that name and have ALWAYS gone by the name Indiana Dolfan and ever since about a week or so ago I finally signed up for a TypePad account...

You found some impersonator trying to pretend they were me, so what is next NJ??

Signed,
LMFAO

LOL @ CARLITO . he probaly did google to see what lmao meant . GOOOOOGLE !!!!

When you get the correct person let me know NJ...

At least find posts that were posted by me and not someone else...

IMO, the Jets are a weaker team minus Jones

Yeah that's you !!! you now what you said. bwahahahahahahahahahahahahah !!! Don't be embarrseed . Indiana dolphan that's you . gooooooooooogle INDIANA GOOOOOOOOGLE !!!

What does LMFAO mean? Google will not tell me...

It is even more comical you actually don't think I know what that means?

I didn't cut and paste. so i put indians dolphan instead of dolfan , everybody knows it' s you including you. there's only one indiana dolphan/dolfan on here. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOGLE !!!!

Aloco,

How fast can you run the 40?

WOOOOOW, INDIAN is now trying to pass off what he said and knows he said to someone else. don't make be embarrass you and go find it and cut and paste yiur quotes. Me a man and admit it. THAT WAS YOU and YOU KNOW !!! what a joke . bahahahahaha bwahahahahahahaha ! GOOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOGLE

NJ... find it bro! LMFAO hahahaha

NJ - I have used only 1 name on here, so think whatever you want to think buddy. I had impersonators trying to pretend to be my name quite a bit last week. So, when you get posts with my name let me know. Also, even if I made any reference to RFA or UFA, it was in connection to CBA/no CBA. I was unsure how thigns were going to play out with it being or nor being an uncapped year. I knew some thigs were different, but was not sure about what would be different.

Like I said though we are not allowed to post facts, because we are not as good as a Google specialist like yourself and know every fact and for that I am sorry I cannot be a better Google Search Professional like yourself...

Signed, LMFAO

COOOOOOOOOGLE CARLITO GOOOOOOOOOOOOGLE .

Alright NJ put down the pipe and get back to work.

aloco what is cooooogle? gooooooogle it for me and then let me know please. thank you

You didn't cut and paste, but supposedly knew exactly what I wrote....interesting!!

Go do some searching and prove I typed some so-called comment like you say! Not sure what you are trying to imply with "Me a man and admit it" -- why don't you practice what you preach on being a man and stop acting like a child? Can we talk about football or you going to post GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGLE every other post?

NJ, just want to address some of your comments made today....

McClain did not run today because he had hamstring issues too... SO I GUESS HIM, DEZ and GRAHAM can all go hang out together....

McClain's arms were only 33 inches long. Brandon Graham 32 1/4. Shortest arms you will ever find on a DE/LB??? McClain has only .75 inch longer arms. That is not a big difference. If his arms are short McClain's are not long.

Morgan worked out at OLB today... Miami interviewed him as well... So I Miami is thinking that play by play guy in ATL is wrong too, not just me. He also was almost 6-4, 266... That is about how big DeMarcus Ware is and Ware ran a 4.67 so 4.72 is in the ball park...

GOOOOOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOGLE !!!! You now what you said and you know that was you . GOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOOOOGLE !!!

Rrrriiiiiiiiiiiggggggghhhtttttt NJ! You know everything. Still trying to figure out what you think I said...

Rolando McClain is ILB

The posts were under Indiana Dolfan . You actually thanked me for clearing it up for you and you know it and you know it. I was having fun with you but to sit here and deny it saying it was an imposter when you know deep down inside you said it , i have lost any resoect for you LIAR !!!!! GOOOOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOOOOOOOOGLE. I don't have the time but if somebody can find it will be appreciated. I'll find it.

I did a GOOOOOOOOOOGLE search on McClain and it is showing OLB. That came from Google, so it is a fact and everyone else is wrong.

OOOOHHH WAIT!! NJ has to confirm that, because if he says otherwise Google must be wrong than...

DON"T LIE INDIANA !!!!! Just GOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOOOOOOOOOOGLE !!!!!!

Also, those of you jumping up and down about bench press numbers....


The bench press measures strength/endurance. Some of these lineman can throw up 500 pounds in the weight room... Just because they didn't do 40 reps at 225 doesn't mean they are not strong... Just means they don't have great endurance at the bench press... A great amount of strength in football is shown through core strength and strength in the legs...

I have not denied saying anything NJ and honestly said I could care less either way. I have also stated that any confusion on RFA or UFA have been due to capped/uncapped year. I obivously know the difference between the FA's, but ORIGINALLY did not know what effect the uncapped year would have on the FA's...that is what I asked about in regards to FA's!

I am not trying to prove anything right or wrong and would admit to not knowing something if I don't. If I know something (with or without Google since you think that is all I do) I will post it, if I don't know something I will ask. Is there something wrong with that?

GOOOOOOOOOOOGLE INDIANA GOOOOGLE !!!! DON"T CRY INDIANA DON"T CRY !!!!!!!!!!!

I also said it was an imposter, because you posted an "exact quote" with a different name than me, so why wouldn't I think it was an imposter? When have I cried again? Are you in sitting next to me to know I am or am not crying? I like your assumptions, but then again with them coming from you they can't be assumptions or opinion, they must be facts right?

I posted that exact quote but made a mistake with your name . I didn't cut and paste it. i remember that quote because it was funny how you didn't know what they meant and what the differeces were that's all . You thanked me for it and that was it. I really don't feel like looking for it but i will i have to . I'm out til later

Armando-

what do you think about these 2, sounding like an old married couple.... wasting time on your blog debating he said she said, google b/s?

I just there is a new post so I dont need to see GOOGLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE anymore.....


Breaking news...
Rolle will not be offered a FA contract by the Fins

Waterboy, did u google that??? LMFAO

Jerseyphins , you're right and i'm not going to tie up the blog with this . I'm out til later.

NJ - I do remember asking about free agents, but like I said it had to deal with the capped/uncapped year. I was unsure about that, so I asked. I was not unsure about the pure difference of UFA/RFA in a normall capped year.

Indiana and NJ,

Both of you need to go to time out.

So long Suckers

Shares of Google are UP !!!!

I am surprised the Jets cut Thomas Jones. I wouldn't be surprised if the Patriots tried to get him. Jones is a hard tough nosed runner in which the Jets will regret getting rid of him IMO...

He is going to Minnesota to back up Peterson

TNPhinFan and Waterboy...good ones!!

Signed, LMFAO!!!!

here's a question i'm unsure of. if Rolle is released, the Jets cant make a play for him because they were 1 of the final 8 teams this year, right?? i thought i heard something like that, because of the labor issues certain rules came into play and one of the rules was the final 8 cant pick up free agents unless some of their free agents were signed... anyone, anyone??? Bueller??? Bueller???.... FRYE??? FRYE????

Nalbone, Wilson, Torbor + 3rd for Boldin?

www.espn.com/insider_AFC_East_Fins_Trade

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