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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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No , Clark isn't the answer . Were gonna overpay for a 31 yr old who plays more of a ss. If that's the case might as well draft mays . We gotta get younger and faster at the FS spot. Hugh mistake

Dude...Next you're going to tell us that you own JJs Hotdogs!

NJ, do you come down to Ultra and drop some X to listen to Tiesto and Oakenfold?! J/K

AHHHHHHH yes NJ "The Button south" now that was a kick @ss place my friend......

So it's masi now not mosi - someone just blew their spot...

nj is a donkey w/brown eyes .

NJ, You sound like you need to give it a rest.

I think I have been thrown off track by Gerbils clone coming to visit Miami.

just because ...it's mosi

I guess Bobby12 was right that it was always the meatball eating sub aloco all along...lol...

Masi, must be Mosi's twin sister

cuban, you are the best blogger .

Aloco... a donkey has brown eyes

nj is a donkey w/brown eyes .

Posted by: masi/hawaii | March 07, 2010 at 08:06 PM


i am mosi and i am sad and upset that bobby12 isn't talking to me .

cuban is a donkey w/blue eyes .

LMFAO.... This shyt should be on WWW.WTF.COM

please cuban watch your language .

Just because , You Forgot my glow sticks. I Like Danny Tenaglia , Jonathan Peters , Boris etc.

glow sticks... now i know it's time to retire.

Carr signs with 49ers

I can still hear the Techno music......

It takes over your body .........

All right kids, Got to goooooo , Have a "PHINTASTIC" nite, you all be safe......

LOL@ NJ....

good night cuban

Real excited for this years - they have Nas with Damian Marley and not to mention - LTJ Bukem; I'm a drum and bass guy.

Where is Mando? Somewhere at a spring training game on a golf cart with tuna?

Techno music is a horrible thing to give you seizures

last i checked the music convention is in may around memorial day not march in two weeks

Maybe I will see Parcells up at spring training game 2morrow, I will let u know if he is there :)

Then you haven't checked much. The music convention is always in MARCH !!! The thing they do on memorial day is called something else.

It's Called blackbeach week not the music convention !!

Hip-Hop Music Convention (that's what I call it) is Memorial Day weekend

give it a rest

go to bed

I kind of wish the Dolphins had gone after a receiver. Maybe a corner in the draft would be good. Not round 1.

give it a rest NJ

to be or not to be in bed ?

CalPhin, not now, it's music hour on this blog, chk back around 9 for football thks

LMAO !!!!!! @ BOBBYD12

With the first pick in the NFL draft Miami trades it's pick to the ind colts for their first and third. !!!!!

I'm glad everyone is giving it a rest... there will be a long day of argue about the draft and Ryan Clark tomorrow

go to bed carlito

Clark is a good FS and for the right price could be a good fit for us.


Shhhhh. You were doing a good job of giving it a rest. You don't want to wake up Indiana.

Clark is what the desperatly need a safety blanket that has the ability to clean up other peoples mistKes and nor just that this guy can flat out HIT ! I honestly think they should have a category for how many people he has had knocked out , ask wes welker if he wants the dolphins to sign Clark , hahaha

Fins will sign Clark who is solid. That would mean with 1st pick wr(Bryant) if he's there or again solidifying our def with either NT d.williams or rush olb kindle, or Graham, or even weatherspoon. Fins will be significantly better next year no matter what!

Dolphins won't go for kindle or grahm because next year we have wake , jason Taylor maybe ? Charlie Anderson so to many bodies on one side , we actually need a strong side lb because we have no one on that side , like literally no one

We need to pray for Shaun Rogers, forget these free agency chumps. Make it happen Parcells!

Carlito . SHHHHHHH ! You were doing a good job sleeping until you woke up to respond to me .

I am not real big on the Ryan Clark signing. But I trust he fits into the grand scheme of things Goethe Trifecta. To me, he is a lot like Y Bell. I have wanted Earl Thomas, as I want the ballhawk type back there. That being said, what kind of money do you guys see us signing him for?

Typo I meant for the trifecta. stupid iPhone

I don't know much about Clark except for the clips of his hits and what I've read but the AFC East receivers can't be to happy...The guy can definitley lay the hit on the opposing team...should be interesting if we bring him in especially with Nolans aggressive style defense, and by what I read the guy WANTS to play here and hopes this is the only FA trip he has to make...I think he will do well in Miami

I don't like his stats very much either. 8 INTs and 3 FFs, 2.5 sacks. I know he lays the wood. I thought word on the street was he got exposed without TP43 last year? This smells of a Mike Nolan type move, wanting an experienced S back there. Like I said, I'll support him if we do indeed sign him. And it does help us for the draft.

Then again all the guys I saw run through the middle of the defense, might be nice to have someone back there to make people think twice.

Can't be worse than Gibril.

I remember Sparano saying the players they bring in dont necessarily have to be the best players but the right players.

Maybe in Nolans system,Clark could really excel

I've surveyed the blogosphere, including Steeler-ville, amd there seem to be mixed opinions on Clark. All agree he's a big hitter, but debate his coverage skills. Many in Pitts want him back, but some are comparing it to when they said bye bye to Peezy.

But he's definitely better than Gerbril.

I just think we already have a Ryan Clark in Y Bell, but like I said, if he is signed, I think it will be a guy Mike Nolan really pushed for.

As long as he and Yeremiah are able to keep the plays in front of them - they should be alright as they are secure tacklers. We can't really expect either of the safeties to cover slot receivers on a regular basis becuase they can't; they are more interchangeable than Bell and Wilson were though.

But, I wouldn't want to be a receiver coming across the middle with him and Yeremiah back there. Check out his hit not just on Wes Welker - but on McGahee in the AFC championship game in the 2008 season. Helmet to helmet but OUCH!

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