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Sources: Dansby not flying, Rolle a possibility

Karlos Dansby is not on his way to South Florida this evening, according to The Herald's Jeff Darlington. And the Dolphins are showing initial interest in now-former Arizona safety Antrel Rolle, a source tells me.

Darlington is hearing from a source that is refuting a report in the National Football Post that said Dansby was flying to Miami Thursday evening.

This doesn't mean Dansby isn't on the Dolphins radar. The team has had eyes on him this offseason. But it does mean there will not be a wine-and-dine session beginning at midnight as some have speculated.

The truth is Dansby doesn't have to be in South Florida to be signed by the Dolphins. These things often get done on the phone with the agent. And if a contract agreement is reached, the player can sign the deal and fax it back to the team.

And as the Dolphins don't hold press conferences for their free agent acquisitions, Dansby definitely doesn't have to fly in the night free agency begins.

As for Rolle, his contract was terminated by the Cardinals today. His agent Drew Rosenhaus is now shopping Rolle as we speak.

And a source tells me their exists a possibility Rolle ends up with the Dolphins -- the team he wants to play for.

[Update: The Chicago Tribune is reporting Rosenhaus is talking to the Bears. I am reporting he's talked to at least three teams since Rolle was released. And he expects to give the Cardinals one final shot before signing with anyone other than the Dolphins. If the Dolphins are the team, Arizona doesn't get one last chance because Miami is ultimately where Rolle wants to play. Rosenhaus is able to do this because Rolle is not an unrestricted free agent. His contract was terminated and therefore he is on the market right now.]

Rolle, however, is playing this thing coyly.

'I'm leaving myself open to all markets right now," Rolle said on his blog at PlayerPress.com. "I will be looking for teams with certain defensive schemes and teams that have a good reputation as far as how the organization is run. But right now I am willing to listen to anyone."

True. But if the Dolphins interest increases, he's going to be all ears for the home team.

Rolle is a South Miami-Dade resident and a former University of Miami standout.

  

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Very interesting Armando.

That sucks donkey dick!

Armando you're a buzz kill dude. LOL

makes no difference at all.....lets wait and see

It's just a smokescreen

Rob, Is it standard for all teams that free agency starts at 12:01 Eastern time, or is it where your team is located, E.G Sand diago free agency starts at 9:01???? or do they have to wait till 12"01 pacific, which means it will be 3:01am Eastern time.. just wondering....

Posted by: cuban Menace | March 04, 2010 at 07:29 PM

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And saban isn't going to Alabama

Maybe it's a matter of semantics: Maybe he's on his way this afternoon... not this evening.

Mando!

Need more info/Context than this!

This is like a Prick tease I knew in high school!

Good one NJFF.

CM or fake CM, FA starts for every team at the same time (12:00 EST). If it didn’t it would give the east coast teams a competitive advantage starting earlier for them.

I'm not upset with this. I still think we have a decent shot to sign this guy. I'm on record as saying Amari Rolle isn't worth it. Pass on this guy.....

If we don't get rolle,Wilson better be a beast on the field

Armando, just read on the Palm Beach post that "barring something crazy" Chad Pennington's coming back to the Dolphins, have you heard anything?

Mando,

We got questions and this is where you show you stuff!

No rest for the weary!

Just to clear up something flipper said, the Broncos put a first round tender on Marshall but that doesn't mean that the Dolphins would HAVE to give them a first round pick for him. The Broncos may decide they don't want him back and may realize that there's no market for him and may work something out with the Dolphins for less than a first round pick. Personally I don't think a single team would be willing to give up a first round pick for Marshall, despite him being such a good talent.

Kong, That make's since....

No biggee, no reason to come to Miami, the deal can be done as usual over the phone and then they fly in to sign and take physical.

I see Darlington's hasnt shown the balls to blog that info Armando's refering too either

Sign him up!

Post is reporting phins will sign pennington tonight. I think that's good.

So Rosenhaus is trying to fool everyone in thinking Miami will bid for Rolle ? I call his bluff, Miami won't touch him.

Yeah Cuban, I worked on the 'new' Dade County Youth Fair building in '74 or '75. You remember the Tropicaire drive in, Sepentarium, Beefsteak Charlies?

Damn Joe, Didn’t know you were my elder. lol

I want both

Rolle is just average and slightly better than Wilson, so unless we get him for about 4 MM he doesn't worth it, as for Dansby, hope we get it, Marshall is one of the best receivers in the league but has lots of baggage, I'll give Ginn and a couple of backups (Trotter, Anderson, McDaniels or similar) for him, and maybe a 6th or 7th rounder

I just quit sh*tin by britches in 74.

I just quit sh*tin my britches in 74.

I am so excited! Real football news... coming soon!

Thanks Mando, I was all fired up...I now fear he will be a Redskin, they unloaded a boat load of players today....Rolle will be a Bear, Peppers will be in Washington, we may still have as shot at Dansby unless the Skins sign both him and peppers! Also, watch for LT to be a BROWN!!!!

Somehow get Boldin as well, with Dansby and Rolle and go all D in this draft. I would be very happy. Only if it wasn't a pipe dream LOL ah one can dream though.

Well the next few days should be interesting at least.

Yeah, Po I have some fond memories of Miami. Here's a website with some pretty cool stuff. www.pbase.com/donboyd/memories

There was a better one but I can find it now.

Here's one for you: When they decided to get rid of the astroturf at the OB, they were selling it around town for $3.99.

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

CJ,

You’re scrappy as sh*t to be my elder…


I ain’t lost mine neither.

Ya gotta knock me out to shut me the f*ck up too.

I'm 4th generation cracker.

Sounds like Drew is trying to drive the market up for Rolle. I do hope the Phins sign him because it will allow them to move Wilson to his natural SS spot. As for Dansby, we really need to sign him up....

Pro football talk is reporting that pennington is going to be back with the dolphins unless something "crazy" happens

Bear are close to a contract with Rolle.

Redskins let go of 10 players but didn't cut out a huge amount of salary and didn't cut players that would seem to indicate they would be going after LB's or positions the Fins are looking at, but you never know with Snyder...3 hrs 8 mins till liftoff

FishyPete, where u get info on Bears and Rolle???

I most certainly am flying into Miami tonight. I've got the entourage, three tons of coke, a dozen UZIs and Rex Ryan's personal trainer, I mean chef. Get ready to partay, bitchez!

I Like Pennington for his leadership qualities. I don't think it would hurt to have him back.
I would like to see Dansby here. I not sold on Rolle yet, but I know I don't care for Wilson for sure.


Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune, reports the Chicago Bears are working on a deal with free-agent S Antrel Rolle (Cardinals), according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The team is actively involved in negotiations and could have a deal in place soon.

WHY I FEEL I READ ALL THESE POSTS BEFORE WHERE BLOGGERS TALK ABOUT THE RETURN OF Pennington .GIVE IT A REST PEOPLE AND LET HIM RETIRE AND SAVE US THE SUFFERING .

Thks FishyPete

I JUST LEARNED THAT THE BEARS JUST ACHIVED AN AGREEMENT W/ROLLE .............ONE DOWN

FREE AGENCY DONT START TILL 12:00

Our GM said Miami's not getting a safety. Why not believe him instead of Rosenaus by proxy, i.e. his lap dog, Armandew ? !

Esther Rolle- John Amos- NT/TE/FB-Good Times.

I thinkthe dolphins get rolle because of his versatility to play corner safety some wildcat and also reciever and you know how sparano loves versatile players

TRADE THAT #1 for MARSHALL
USE THAT #2 for GRAHAM or SPIKES or OK's TE
TRADE THAT # 3 FOR BOLDIN
SIGN DANSBY
SIGN ROLLE
RELEASE WILSON
RELEASE GINN OR TRADE DON'T care
RELEASE WILSON OR TRADE
RELEASE BROWN or TRADE

VERSATILE PLAYERS MY AZZZZZZZZZZZZZ,FASANO,CROWDER,WILSON AND YES PAT ....ALL THESE PLAYERS ARE VERSATILE AND SEE WHERE WE ENDED UP , AT THE CELLAR .I HOPE THE PERSON WHO'S HANDLING THESE NEW PLAYERS NOT THE COACH .

Love the dumbazzzzz.Aloco make me meatball sammmmmich.Love the meatball.Put it under each jaw and enjoy.

"Still, the aftereffects of this free-agent market will be interesting. The Ravens and the Dolphins are the teams most interested in upgrading their receiving corps, and their actions will determine this market. Preferably, they would like to get receivers without using draft choices. They could accomplish that task by signing either Nate Burleson of the Seattle Seahawks, Kevin Walter of the Houston Texans or Antonio Bryant of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."
ESPN.com March 4th 2010

rolle AND the wildcat? ugh, what a freakin reach.

Why bother with those guys bobbyd12? If that is all they seriously can go for, then I say they stand pat at the WR position, they have these kind of wr's on the roster already. The fins need a Playmaker if they are to bother with getting a WR.

T BONE ,HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BONE HEAD.

Jim and Pam just had there Baby :)

That is my whole point about quoting that article Flipper..Neither the Fins or Ravens want to be giving up draft picks for WR, especially high round picks. And to add I'm watching the guys on NFLNetwork and they talked about Marshall, most of the guys said the same thing, too much risk with this guy vs. reward factor

The ESPN article also stated they believe most of the top free agents will be signed in the first two hours after midnight...I find that difficult to believe but I'm hoping to wake up to some big news

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