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(Mostly) quiet on Miami Dolphins front

Why am I working today?

Bill Parcells isn't. He spent Saturday morning in Jupiter, FL. at the shared training facility of the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. Parcells is tight with Cards manager Tony LaRussa and has a healthy respect for Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez, also.Tuna marlins

So the Big Tuna is taking in a spring training game this afternoon. Of course, he has his phone with him and is in contact with the home office back in Davie. But this all suggests today doesn't compare with Friday's start of free agency for electric activity.

The team should announce the signing of Karlos Dansby later today. The fact is the NFL transactions wire has him as signed already.

[Update 2:30 p.m.: The contracts have been signed and the club is expected to announce the signing of Dansby and Chad Pennington within the next 90 minutes or so.]

[Update 4 p.m. :The Dolphins did not have any UFA visits today that they are reporting to the NFL. And the Dansby contract, in fact, will be signed in a few minutes. Last-second language stuff. He's on the way to the facility to get it done.]

One would assume the team is making calls on it's second wave of free agents -- assuming there are any.

It stands to reason that as safety was a priority as soon as Antrel Rolle (the one that got away) was cut loose by Arizona, that Miami would take the next logical step toward filling that spot. The next logical step would be to check out the other available free safeties on the market.

The Herald's Jeff Darlington is reporting the Dolphins have not to this moment shown interest in St. Louis Rams restricted free agent O.J. Atogwe. Atogwe was tendered with a right of first refusal contract, meaning the Dolphins wouldn't have to pay draft choice compensation to sign Atogwe.

Another restricted free agent safety is Indy's Antoine Bethea. The guy was a Pro Bowl player, if you recall. The draft pick compensation on him is substantial -- a first round pick. But one would suppose the team could always work a trade with the Colts rather than give up the first-round selection. (Maybe a second-rounder?)

Many of you have asked about Darren Sharper as a Dolphins possibility. He'll be 35 years old in November and the Dolphins didn't show any interest in him last year when he was a year younger and available cheaply. This one would not make sense at this time.

Pittsburgh's Ryan Clark is available. Good player. Make sense. The Herald is looking into whether he is on the radar or not.

The one that got away met with the press corps that covers his new team today.

Safety Antrel Rolle was introduced to the New York media today. (Yes, some teams actually have press conferences to introduce their new players.) Rolle talked about what type of player the Giants are getting.

"I think I can make any type of play, to be honest" he said. "Not to sound cocky or arrogant, but that's just the way I am. I'm never going into a game and deny myself an opportunity. If it presents itself, I think I can definitely make the play."

Rolle talked about how the Giants made him feel comfortable and reminded him how it was being recruited at the University of Miami. The Miami native said he felt "like home" with the Giants.

Let me tell you another reason Rolle isn't actually playing at home, as in for the Dolphins. MONEY!

The Giants blew the Dolphins away on the cash front. The Dolphins offered Rolle a deal averaging $6 million per season. The Giants paid Rolle a deal that averages $7.4 million per season.

And the Dolphins didn't come in second for Rolle. They were third.

Rolle said the Arizona Cardinals were willing to match the Giants offer. The Dolphins clearly were not. 

Check back often as I will have the latest updates from The Herald team right here. And follow me on twitter. Also, follow Darlington on twitter.

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yeah clark is a done deal. now we need a wr

hes a hitter at the safety spot
i hope miami gets him here he could show clemons a few things

THERE'S A MEATBALL PLACE IN DOWN TOWN MIAMI WAS FAMOUS FOR GOOD ITALIAN NAMED ( MARIO AND MAMA MARIA ) ,ANY ONE REMEMBERS IT ?

Some how knew that clarks secret destination was Miami...
Mock 3.0
I think best available at position ( no more than 2 olbs selected)
1. olb/nt
2. olb, nt,or wr
3. olb,nt,or wr
4. nt,te,or wr
6. ol,rb,DL (3picks best available at each pick)
7. ol or DL

Aloco,

They have the best fermented meatballs in the city

Once I heard Rolle was gone Clark made the most sense.

If they can land him that should be it for FA unless they bring in Jamal Williams.

I will catch you all later!

Cheers,

Ryan Clark would be a good sign for depth, but he is by no means "the answer" at free safety...If he is signed I hope it is not for a big price tag because it seems like he would just be insurance in case Clemons, Culver, or a draft pick is not ready to start... The Eric Green of 2010, if you will, but without the transvestite butt rape.

Why are so many of you wanting to draft CJ Spiller? He is 5ft 11 inches 195lbs and fast....ummm we already have that X 2 on the team that would be Ginn and White and we all now how well they take hits. Well, White takes hits and Ginn runs faster to get out of bounds faster than he runs a fly pattern. I don't think Spiller is the answer at RB. We could just give White the ball and keep letting him pick up yards. Instead, we need a WR who will get us YAC yards and having Bess run routes in the slot. Then our offense will open up. Shoot put Polite out in front of Ginn or White and let them follow him, guranteed 4-5 yards every time.

'Man who fell to earth' Was a little before my time(I'am 42)went to Palmetto Sr. high, grad. in 1986, They still play basketball out there all nite long on the courts, went there at 2am last time i was there and it was great.....

WOOOOOOOOOW !! You guys are freaking NUTS! You spent your Sunday Afternoon- Early evening debating Thigpen , Rich Gannon , meatball subs and Some places in downtown miami among other things ??? LMFAO !!!!! Please seek help. :)

Carlito
I respectfully disagree. If Clark can start for the Steelers in a 3-4 Defensive scheme, he can start and contribute significantly here. This opens the draft up big time for the Fins. If they sign him they can basically take best player available at either WR, LB, NT or any skill positin at the time of their pick. I think it would put them in a position of strength for the draft. It is always better to pick best available instead of best available at a position of need. This would afford them to draft this way.

Aloco still POed that they didnt pick up Rolle, He thought he found iomething to put his meatballs on.... right aloco???

Sorry NJ, We've been home for hours waiting for more finnews, not out on service calls....lol.....sorry couldnt help it....

Jrljr2,

Clark will be 31 when the season comes around and consider that the Steelers very good front 7 made his job alot easier

Hey NJ, there's no help for people who still love Miami. We wouldn't have it any other way. Besides, Pat Travers at the Shack was a zoo.

You are correct about that but I think his hard hitting style is perfect trait for the D. Besides, I just think he is better than what they have or can draft and getto immediately help. But I understand your points. It still makes sense and opens up the draft for them.

NJ give it a rest

Agree coco, out of this world, but what would a guy from the Tri-State area know about it........

Jrljr2,

I'm not saying they shouldn't sign him, I'm saying they shouldnt sign him for big money... Remember those are some of the same things people were saying about the Gerbil when they signed him last year

Clark is another Liability in pass coverage. He's good vs the run and can hit but he can't cover for shyt. He will be another SS playing FS.

clark is similar to jim leonard

What's tri-state? Is that a roofing company I saw during the '04 hurricanes?

Carlito , if anybody needs to give it a rest , it's you guys.

NJ, give it a rest

LOL @ Cocoajoe with Pat travers. Tri- state is Ny/ Nj / Conn.

Well Clark would make me feel better as far as the draft goes, fills a position of need, no way we needed another thing to add on in this draft

What's tri-state? Is that a roofing company I saw during the '04 hurricanes?

Posted by: cocoajoe | March 07, 2010 at 07:39 PM
Yeah, there still being investaged by the MDPD...lol.....

Carlito
You are right about Gerbil. They just have so many holes I can't think about going thru another year of mediocrity.

NJ, you would have enjoyed miami in the late 80s early 90s..........

cuban,

nj would have had heart attack with the d we had in the late 80,s 90,s

" Those who refuse change are destined to remain in mediocrity"

Adding Clark would mean we wont be picking Thomas or Berry at 12

Yeah , it must of snowed alot during that time.

cuban,

nj would have had heart attack with the d we had in the late 80,s 90,s

Posted by: TNPhinFan | March 07, 2010 at 07:47 PM

Not the team but the city.......

Hey no $hit Pat Travers (Boom boom, out go the lights) played at the Beach Shack but spring breakers were out in force. Big deal just to get a beer.

80s 90s The Cocaine Cowboys!!!

Tnphinfan. cuban was talking about the nitelife in miami not the dolphins team. LOL !!!

The "CANDY BAR" in Ft. Lauderdale.......BOOMBOOM OUT GO THE LIGHTS...

yeah something like the tom olavidatti defense let score and let em score quick to get the offense back on the field...lol

Mark,

To me, adding Clark would be a move to compete with Clemons and/or a drafted safety. Thats how this front office operates. When there is a position they are targeting they usually draft 2 players at that position (Merling, Langford and Turner, Hartline and Davis, Smith) or bring someone in to compete with the young guys (Eric Green)

I came down twice to Ft. Lauderdale for Spring Break, that's when I knew I would move down here and fell in love with South Florida

Anyone know what picks we have in which rounds? Why am I thinking we have 2 in third?

Menace , I spent my college spring breaks in Ft Lauderdale . Penrod's , Summers , The Button and the Candy store .

miami1354

a good defensive series was only allowing a field goal, oh how i remember, oy vey!

NJ lol, what year u graduate????

Miami Quarter miles right, Nothing like a Tom Olivadotti defense that makes there team hungry to score.......Especially if they want to be in a game after half time.... AHHHHHHHHHH Good times....

Cocaine Cowboys...


Yet Another example of how everything is always going on right under your nose :)

Ryan Clark coming to Miami for a visit, per NFL Network.

Clark can't be as bad as Gibril

I've also been to South beach many times For the music conventions that take place in march. In fact the music convention is coming up in 2 weeks.

carlito,

I'm guessing Clark wont be cheap so he's got to be the starter if signed. Just cant imagine signing Clark for big bucks only to have him sit behind Clemons?

cunan

so marino can thank olivadoti for his ariel attack success! lol

LOL at Yazzi........

CM, please refrain from seeking Olivadotti’s name.

NJ, give it a rest

Speaking, lol

PO, TO BE OR NOT TO BE , THIS IS THE QUESTION .

CARLITO FROM MEXICO, WHAT'S UP ?

Yes Tenn, take out the Olivadotti factor and he wouldnt have half his yards...lol....lol...Back then miami.'s best Offense in reality was there defense.... It was sad.....

Carlito , you sound like a skipping record.

CARLITO, SHUT up .

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