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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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bobby, I completely agree with you about Marshall. You're not alone in your opinion. Can't believe anyone is comparing a DUI with domestic violence. Can't believe anyone would want to bring a cancer on this team that threw a temper tantrum at practice in front of his teammates. Can't believe everyone wants to pass at the chance for a premier OLB or FS so we can watch a player catch a bunch of balls and then watch the other team march down the field and outscore us because we have no one to stop them.

Scott, You SUCK. To use GODS name in fane.Your soul is fiied with TRASH.Ask GOD for forgiveness.

The phrase "to be, or not to be" comes from William Shakespeare's Hamlet (written about 1600), act three, scene one. It is one of the most famous quotations in world literature and the best-known of this particular play. The soliloquy, spoken in the play by Prince Hamlet.

Did I say Google is great.

WHO'S WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR ? AND WHO'S HAMLET ? ARE THEY ARE REAL PEOPLE ?

Just some dudes from the old days...

Laverneus Coles is available!!!!!!!!!!!!

PO,

DID YOU KNOW THAT WILLIAM SHAKSEPEAR WRITINGS DIDN'T BECAME WHAT'S IS TODAY UNTIL FEW HUNDERED YEARS AGO, IN FACT HE DIDN'T KNW IT HIMSELF THAT HIS WRITINGS WERE AMAZING .

As my post name alludes I’m not too cultured.

PO,

TO BE OR NOT TO BE ? THANK YOU

cardinals trade for kerry rhodes from the jets 4th rnder this year 7th rnder next yr

Aloco, Time for your meatball sub and then stright to bed LiL man... and that's a order....

WHO SAID ( rex ryan is a dumb azzzz ) ?


ANSWER.........crowder SHAKSEPEAR .

YOU ARE A DEIGHT CUBAN.

DELIGHT

Antonio Bryant is a free agent.

Yeah Scott! Stop using Gods name in fane, whatever that is.

Ok, so it's 7:30. Is Dansby a Dolphin yet or not?????

Armando reported at 4:00 that he'd be signing in a few minutes.

OH MY GODDDDDDD , MY MEATBALL SUB ISN'T HOT ENOUGH .MAY GOD FORGIVE MY GIRL FRIEND .

Yeah Scott, Whats the matter with you. LOL

"I didn't lay a hand on her. She just wanted to know how I got my nickname."

This might have been said already and if so, please disregard it. My thoughts are if the Fins didn't make any big moves towards a safety in fre agency, then maybe they may do it with the draft with guys like Eric Berry or Earl Thomas. We shall have to see...

TRADE the damn #1 for BRANDON MARSHALL or this years and next years #2.

NYSott,Atheist Number 2.Go to church,Or maybe YOU don't know about that either.Just another LOST SOUL.How SAD.

Thumbs UP TO YOU,
JOE.

I BET YOUR MAD IS A MONKEY OR DONKEY .

Aloco,We know all about you.Enough said.

JUSTIN CREDIBLE:

NO..
NO...
NO!!!!

Only a FOOL would Give up the '12th pick' for Marshall.

There's OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE that the guy's head isn't screwed on right.

Besides...
even if some idiot was willing to give it up, Vincent Jackson is a much better choice.
.
.

I don't know why I bother. I thought this was a football blog. Where did all these aol chatters come from?

I bet ur mad, go to church??? Why??? Hasn't the Catholic Church caused enough ruined lives by moving Priests around this country to continue to molest boys?? Or maybe old people can continue to throw away money to one of the richest organizations in the World hoping their money will get them into Heaven??? Organized religion is exactly like organized crime with a cross...wanna save ur soul, do the right thing in life and be good to people

BOBBY12,

YOU MY HERO TO POINT OUT ALL THE DAMAGE THE CHURCH DID IN THE LAST 50 YEARS BESIDE STEALING OUR MONEY .

Scott
If we got Marshall our offense is set. We get a NT or OLB in first. The other in the second and a FS later. We need playmakers and Marshall is one. Now I would not give up the number 12 pick but I would give up next years first or this years second for him. I know it won't happen but that's what I would do. Fins get him and the O is set with the exception of a tight end and maybe a guard. We instantly score more because of him and all of our other players get better instantly. IF they get him, they concentrate on all the defensive holes in the draft. How can you not see that. It would deepen our draft significantly because they won't have to take a flyer on a WR in the 2nd 3rd or 4th rounds.

Oh boy,we're talkin religion now.Say three Hail Marys and make me a bloody one.

THERE'S A PROSTUTION RING IN THE VATICAN ,THIS THE LAST NEWS FROM LAST NIGHT .

Ur welcome ALoco, truth

HITLER WAS A CATHLOIC .........LOOK WHAT HE DID

Bobby (UR)12.Are number 1.athiest,I had NO idea there are more of you here.Be careful you might upset TNPHIN.You know he is a CHRISTIAN just like ME.But he is way to smart for you just like me.Find a church YOUR dark soul is crying for HELP.I new I would find you here.

First off , i see that amatuer hour regarding brandon marshall is alive and well.

I BET YOUR MAD, TO BE A CHRISTIAN IS TO BE A HUMBLE SOUL , DO GOOD AND SHUT UP NOT LIKE TODAY'S CHRISTIANS WHO ASKS YOU TO SEND MONEY EVERY TIME YOU TURN THE TV ON AS SEED MY AZZZZZ.

LMFAO !!!!!!!! @ Indiana. Now he wants to bring in T.O . Are you f'n kidding me with this ???? He wants to bring in every big name that becomes available on the market. Now he wants T.O . UN-F'N -BELIEVABLE !!!. I told you he has no clue. I rest my case . No further words needed.

Hello everyone. I am still excited about yesterday's events. Whats next for our great Miami Dolphins?

It would seem that the powers that be must see something in Clemons. Wasn't he called "the deer" in college? Bring in a vet like Sharper or Otagwhatever, and groom Clemons for another year. NT and WR seem to be tip top of the need list, but would the Phins be reaching for guys at pick 12? Bryant will be gone and isn't a Tuna Type anyway. Dan Williams? I think I'm on the trade down for more picks bandwagon if THE guy isn't there at 12. What say you guys?

Carlito, renew ur season tix yet?? Was a good day yesterday, I don't see alot happening between now and draft day to be honest...

Bobbyd12,

Haven't renewed them yet... trying to decide whether to keep the same seats or move...

Last night I was surfing the internet for nude pictures of Karlos Dansby and after hours and hours of searching, I COULDN'T FIND ANY. If anyone out there has nude pictures of Karlos Dansby (or Bill Parcells). Please send them to me.

good evening Fin Fans..

I see ALoco is trying to recite poetry. I think he is trying to explore comedy though. I bet the TO in TO be or not TO be refers to T.O.

NJ, please take a heart pill before you read all the TO nonsense.

Armando,

What's this bit about your searching for nude pictures of Karlos Dansby ? Are you feelin okay ?

I bet your mad,

I thought last night you understood to leave our Atheists Phin friends be!? I am sure they have their reasons for what they believe and I respect that. One day they will see what you and I see and have to come to a final conclusion. I found out about 20 years ago that one cannot ram their faith down another's throat and expect them to like the taste of what you have to feed their soul. You and I see the urgency to deal with the question of LIFE now (who is Jesus?). Those who do not know Jesus or understand why he went to cross do not have that same urgency. Please be patient and show you faith through work and deed. Sometimes just being a friend is the greatest witness to our faith.
Peace Brother.

LOL @ Tnphinfan . You mean the indiana nonsense. I already gave mando a earful over TO . The rest of them i ignore. The brandon marshall nonsense is even worse. No heart pill needed.

NJ, Good. I hear you are getting up in age like me a Cuban and I just looking out for ya. Afterall if you were to kick the bucket who would we have that has the resolve to set Indiana, Rob and the like on the straight and narrow. We need you healthy to help keep the blog on course.

LOL @ TNphinfan, fitness is what i do for a living. In fact i will be in a show in may. no need to worry about me . i just finished working out about a 1/2 hour ago.

we need to sign a wr. owens or marshall. a one year deal for owens, what the hell, why not? they are both better than ginn. what are they doing with butter fingers anyway?

NJ, I have just figured out Single tary's master plan on his comments on McClain!!!!

Sinletary wanted Parcells to think SF coveted McClain at 13, so, that, Parcells would think SF really thought McClain was a reach, so, that, Miami would make a big push for Dansby, so, that, SF could actually pick McClain at 13. It appears to have worked, but, what Singletary did not count on was Miami signing Dansby as an OLB, thus, Miami still needing an ILB who they will pick at 12. Singletary is now force to make a deal with the Dolphins to swap 1st round picks and give us a 5th, so, that, they can pick McClain at 12 not knowing that they could have gotten him at 13 because in reality Dansby will play ILB and Miami's intentions were never ILB at 12, but, OLB or NT. (Best player available on the board at those positions).

Man Parcells is brilliant!!!! ROFLMFAO

Carlito, (@ 8:27 PM)

Ditto!!

Here's a little something that should give you and Everyone Else an additional Adrenaline Rush...

Dansby says that..."One of the main things that convinced him to sign" (besides Parcells) "was the SIGHT OF 40 Dolphins WORKING OUT" in the Team's weight facility yesterday when he visited. He says he was impressed by their commitment.

Even though the 'Cynic' in me says that they probably
adjusted their different schedules to a common time, .....I still get psyched knowing that so many Players are packing on Muscle Mass for next Season.

I can't wait till the DRAFT.


Cheers!

That's a good possibilty. :)

joey, I hope vernon carey was in there. LOL !

NJ,

Karlos Dansby said he saw Vernon Carey do 3 crunches and eat 5 cupcakes today.

Vernon Carey passed a cupcake to ginn but he dropped it tryin to run out the weightroom.

LOL !!!! :)

Anyone that is against to or Marshall is an idiot. Ud have no numbers if u had Ryan fitzpatrick throwing to u. The fact remains, we will be nothing without a 1 wr. And those are basically the only two left.
Also, I am going on record that I don't like the dan Williams pick at 12. I would rather draft a playmaker at 12 or trade down to get more picks, because it seems that all the nt talent out there is pretty equal for first three rounds. Lastly, anyone that is against mount Cody is an idiot. I hate Alabama, but I love Vince wilfork and he's even fatter, and anyone who watched this year saw it was Cody and not mcclain that anchored that defense (his two fg blocks in the ut game got them to the nc).

Okay ur not idiots. But ur Jets fans (is that worse or better?) also, check this out guys (I know this may be a stretch), but, the bengals signed laverneus coles last year and he was a semi bust, at least he didn't preform up to his paycheck. So what if we sign him?him plus let's say bryant, plus hartline and cam/bess? NOW we have a football team :)

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