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Four Dolphins meet incentives, get raise

A couple of newsy notes this A.M.:

Although there is no salary cap this year most NFL teams are nonetheless trying to contain salary costs because they have to deal with the real world economics of running a business in today's tough economy while also realizing an uncertain economic horizon looms in 2011 for the league.

Despite this, some players are seeing 2010 salaries rise based on play-time and other incentives that they met in 2009. Those incentives roll into base salaries and that is exactly what happened for four Miami players that increased their 2010 base salaries by a combined $1.325 million.

According to NFL Player's Association figures, wide receiver Greg Camarillo got a $150,000 pay increase for 2010 based on incentives he met so his base salary goes from a scheduled $1.15 million to $1.3 million.

Punter Brandon Fields, entering his final contract year, will see his scheduled base rise from $550,000 to $850,000. Fullback Lousaka Polite will see his scheduled $1.12 million base salary jump to $1.27 million.

And the biggest jump will go to Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long, whose scheduled base salary of $9 million has risen to $9.725 million, based on incentives he met in 2009.

The higher base salaries are not unique to the Dolphins. Throughtout the NFL, players that met play-time and other incentives will get a 2010 salary bump -- some as significant as Arizona OT Levi Brown, who is getting a $2 million bump in his base salary based on incentives. The complete list of players getting a pay increase can be found on Mac's Football Blog.

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, by the way, is getting a very nice increase due the fact he was the team's starter as a rookie. His base salary is going from a scheduled $3,181,250 to $6,442,500 -- a startling $3,261,250 increase.

What a republic!  

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The names of players visiting the Dolphins continue to pour in through various sources.

Add Weber State wide receiver Tim Toone to the upcoming visits. The 5-10, 185-pounder ran a 4.4 at his Pro Day and was very good returning punts. He is scheduled to come in next week.Toone is also visiting the Jaguars.

Virginia Tech outside linebacker Jason Worilds has already visited, according to a source.

Utah safety Robert Johnson, who had six interceptions as a senior, has a visit scheduled with Miami as well, according to a source. At 6-2 and 203 pounds, he is a roaming pass swatter in the deep secondary. You may remember the Dolphins plucked cornerback Sean Smith from the Utah roster last year in the second round.

Add those names to the ones I reported here and here and here and here and here and, of course, here. Eventually, I will try to compile as complete a list as I can and share it in one post.

The Dolphins will have their locals visiting Friday, meaning 30 players who played at local universities or high schools or are simply from the area, can be brought in for a looksee. I'll try to share some more of those names also in the interest of being as complete as possible.

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Last week I posted a poll asking you, the fans, to select Miami's No. 12 overall selection.

Well, as of this hour, 6,047 individuals from as far away as Malaysia, Australia, and even one dude in Fukuoka, Japan voted on my poll. Folks in Rio De Janiero, Brazil, Lima, Peru and Quito, Ecuador also voted.

The only American state not represented among the votes cast was North Dakota.

Oh yeah, the results?

Not surprisingly, Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant is the fan choice with 37.7 percent of the vote. My pick -- because Brandon Graham wasn't included -- was Texas safety Earl Thomas and he is running second with 21.7 percent of the vote. Tennessee nose tackle Dan Williams is running third at 18.2 percent of the votes, followed by Alabama ILB Rolando McClain (11.1 percent), Georgia Tech OLB Derrick Morgan (6.9 percent) and Idaho guard Mike Iupati (4.4 percent) bringing up the rear.

If you haven't voted yet, I encourage you to click on the link above and exercise your God-given right. And if you know any Dolphins fan from North Dakota, contact them and tell them to represent.

   

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DO YOU LIKE MANGO ROB ?

Rob, I think Mclain is their pick. Im not ALL for it as I prefer Earl Thomas, Eric Berry or Trade down.

I would only take Mclain if they do plan to play Dansby at OLB.

I would also NOT DRAFT Dan Williams at 12.

No dancing much at all here ALoco...you?

10-4 on that Waterboy!

I am projecting Dansby to stay inside and make plays like he always has with the Cards at ILB.

Sure he will flop down and give some OLB looks for confusions sake but I am of the firm opinion that they won't take him away from what he has already been doing best.

I feel he will just be a VERY well paid ILB as the Trifecta needed to give him a great offer from jump street or he was going shopping and then they get no Dansby, Rolle or Clark... that woulda been a bad thing!

You have solid reasoning so we shall see how it goes. I think E. Thomas will make a really nice Safety for someone with his speed and knack for timing the hits that knock balls away.

Cheers bud,

There goes aloco and his love for movies. Fargo.... I like the part where the big Indian dude beats the krap out of the little whimpy guy in the movie with his belt.

I LKE THE PART W/ DELIVERY MAIL MAN Talking to a man about the weather .

OR THE FINAL SHOT OF THE MOVIE W/DEAD GUY UPSIDE DOWN ON THE WOOD GRINDER AND BRUCE PUSHING HIM DOWN W/HIS SHOES .

http://bit.ly/92CNhG

YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH .

Mando,

Cowboys just cut an OT, and a Safety. apparently the safety and jeff Ireland have history. Possible pick Up?

Shine some light on this.

ODIN,

ARE YOU AMONG THE 30 LOCAL PLAYERS WHO ARE GOING TO MEET W/DOLPHINS ?

ROB,

No pie in the sky. I never said Spiller's size precludes him from anything.
What I did say is he has ALL the potential in the world. He has blazing speed, no baggage that I'm aware of, great stats.
All I was saying was the only concern, or issue, any FO can have is whether or not he can endure in the NFL.
When Barry Sanders was coming in, I never thought he would make it. I've been wrong and I'll admit it. That's why I'm not even going to say Spiller's too small. Just the same it does have to be a point of concern for anyone thinking about drafting him.

Ultimately, I'm just saying, I don't believe the Trifecta picks the guy at 12 regardless of how the previous 11 picks shake out.
Considering the RB's we do have, I think it's more likely Bryant would be a Dolphin before Spiller. Plus, I'm betting the farm we go LB at 12.

Where does everyone meet up?

First 3 rounds go to the defense, Miami's Defense was Horrible last year, especially the last 3 games.....

ODIN,

ARE YOU AMONG THE 30 LOCAL PLAYERS WHO ARE GOING TO MEET W/DOLPHINS ?

Posted by: ALoco | April 06, 2010 at 04:52 PM

ALOCO,

You got it all F'd up Bro.

I'm trying out for the Miami Dolphins

Cheerleading squad as a Bikini Waxer!

Bottoms UP!!!!

Warrior, What kind of wax do you use????

JUSTIN CREDIBLE,

YOU ARE A RACIST PIG. AND BY THE WAY, YOU SUCK. I CAME BACK JUST TO TELL YOU THAT.

"Tongue" Wax????

CUBAN,

Duct Tape. What else.


NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FEEL THE PAIN!!!!

JUSTIN RACIST CREDIBLE, I HOPE I FIND YOU AT THE BAR. I STAND 6FT 3IN 285LB 7% FAT ON MY FRAME. WANT SOME? COME GET SOME, YOU PIG.

TO WAX OR NOT TO WAX.

DID YOU SEE THE OLD MOVIE ( THE WAX MAN ) ?

ODIN, DO YOU KNOW THAt the vicking are the most hated invasion force in history DUE TO THEM RAPING WOMEN AND STEELING GOLD AND KILLING CHILDERN AND OLD MEN /

Sean # is posting as NJ, post for real you f;kin coward

NJ you kidding, 6'3" and 285lbs 7% fat, you lying piece of crud. If and that is a big IF,if you are those stats it does not mean you can fight. Justin the brother from the hood will take you down NJ

We should kill all vikings, starting with odinsack.

NJ , HAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THE BROTHER MAN ? SPEAK UP AND HAVE A NICE FIGHT FOR US TO ENJOY .

BROTHER MAN, NJ IS WORKING AS A PLUMBER AND HE HAS TOOLS , BE CARFUL .

ALOCO,

Even the mighty Roman Armies were afraid to take on the Norse Warriors!

As for hate Aloco, your people had hate in your hearts while we had your money in our pockets!

PS: Your female ancestors were happy to greet our plundering raiders!

Bottoms Up Ladies!

VICKING WERE BAD PEOPLE , THEY NEVER DID A GOOD THING IN THIS WORLD ,AGREE W/ YOU YEBACKDOOMON .

THE BROTHER MAN?

ANOTHER PIECE OF FILTH.

Aloco, NJ is fake, posting as sean# Why does he do this??

NJ I know you are out there coward. Stop hiding so Justin can find you. I speak on Justin's behalf. Well you can say I speak for the ignorant as well.

ODIN,

OUR LADY TRICKED YOU FIGHTERS , THEY GAVE THEMSELVES TO THE VICKINGS TO AVOID SLUTER ,NOW WE HAVE GOOD LOOKING BLONDE WOMEN AND MEN AND YOU BECAME THE GAY COUNTRY OF WORLD .


YOUR COUNTRY 90 PERCENT IS GAY.NOT THERE'S ANY THING WRONG W/THAT .

Odinsay thinks he is bad, well heck everybody is bad on this blog, go figure. Long haired freak, shade tree mechanic, barely making ends meet. loser find a new trade.

BROTHERMAN, JUST ANOTHER BLACK MAN. ALL MOUTH, NO GUTS.

Everyone watch and see NJ show up after a while as not to look as he was around this time. Hell he may not even show up til after 8pm. Justin is putting him on notice.

YOUR TURN BROTHER MAN .

Sean# just another sorry @zzzz greek greasy piece of slime.

YOU NOTICE HOW NJ SWITCHED .....TO ALL CAPS SO HE CAN BLAME IT ON ME LATER .

aloco I know you are smart, but sorry nj is soo much smarter becuase he is pure evil, you are not evil, wierd but ok

THE BLACK BROTHER MAN. WANTS TO BE WHITE SO BAD. YOU COWARD.

come on Justin, I softened him up for ya bro.

I am leaving now. You too should leave aloco before the rage hits

THANK YOU BROTHER

Dear Mr. Salguero

I for one no longer care who the Dolphins pick in the Draft and neither should you.

Recently I found out my old Lady was cooking breakfast for some guy named Tim.(While your worying about the draft your wives are cooking me brakfast naked.)

First off my old lady doesn't know the difference between Olive Oil and PennzOil...and we have rules whenever she's naked.

Being she's such a large ugly women I follow strict OSHA guide lines and always wear protective gear.
Steel Toe Boots,Goggles,Hard Hat, Safty Harness for my protection as well as hers.

Anywhoo thats what I get for not payin enough attention to the old lady....and if I were you Mr. Salguero I watch out for that Tim guy, you may find him driving your Vette before you know it.

Soiled :)

sean # has been through too many chemtrails

Aloco, What's a "Vicking"??????Go make yourself a meat ball sub...

Soiled, Sorry to hear about your wife, but like they say"BIG BOTTOM GIRLS MAKE THE ROCKIN WORLD GOE ROUND"....:(

CUBAN, ARE WE BROTHERS OR NOT ? I AM WAY BETTER NOW IN ENGLISH SINCE I STARTED HERE WRITING ,THANKS TO PEOPLE LIKE YOU I AMM TRYING TO BE BETTER .

SOILED ,


IS YOUR WIFE FROM MEXICO OR HIATI ?

It' spelled "Viking" or "Vikings"(if your talking more then one aloco)... This has been your English lesson for the day my friend....

Dear Mr. Aloco

"IS YOUR WIFE FROM MEXICO OR HIATI ?"

Neither...she's from the Trailer park

She's part Trailer Trash, part Redneck with a touch of HillBilly on her fathers side and her Girth/Total mass she gets from her mothers side.

Soiled :)

CUBAN, WHAT CAN I SAY , NICE .


SOILED , I AM LAUGHING .

Soiled, Missing front teeth for easy insertion??? "YOU DA MAN"......

VIKING OR VIKINGS .I WROTE IT WITHOUT LOOKING .

CUBAN , ARE YOU MARRIED OR JUST ROAMING THE STREETS ?

As a couple we've decided its best not to breed any Youngins, Childrens or babys for genetics reasons.

We just know they would end up havin that Weightwatchers gene and be prone to Alcohol, Tobacco and Fire arms.

Soiled :)

Soiled Are you related to George W. Bush????

I just don't understand, I feel like anyone that wants an offensive player in the 1st round just wasn't watching the team play last year. The defense was just awful, especially down the stretch. I think we will definitely draft a RB this year, but not before the 3rd or 4th round. I just don't see how 1 and 2 are not defense. Then maybe you have the luxury or best available in the 3rd. Maybe if we can trade for another 2nd or 3rd somehow, then you can think offense with that pick. With Solai at least we have someone we hope might step up at NT, still he could use company. We desperately need OLB and FS, sot to be 1-2.

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