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A focus on the still lingering free safety question

There are some positions on the Dolphins that beg attention. The areas I'm talking about are unsettled, need adjusting or simply need more talent. One of the most interesting of those has been, and remains, the free safety position.

Free safety is a position that begs our attention because there are so many things going on. First, you should recognize there are "acorns," as general manager Jeff Ireland calls them, still out there that could be picked up and added to the roster.

Free agent safety Darren Sharper is not one of those guys. Sharper has two contract offers that he's considering -- one from New Orleans, one from Jacksonville. The Dolphins were not in the mix as of this morning and you should not expect them to get in the mix. Sharper, as I write this, has not been on Miami's radar all offseason so it would take a significant shift in direction for that to change at this late stage.

Sharper is an excellent player, a playmaker at safety. But Sharper is probably older (35 in November) than the type of player the Dolphins want to add to the roster now.

[UPDATE 4:41 p.m.: Sharper has agreed to a one-year deal with the Saints, according to a source close to him. Several news organization and websites, including profootballtalk.com, are reporting the same thing, citing a league source.]

There is the possibility the Dolphins might be planning to do something with O.J. Atogwe after June 1. The issue can get complicated but, in a nutshell, Atogwe is a restricted free agent who is not signing his tender. After June 1, the St. Louis Rams must extend his tender to keep him from becoming an unrestricted free agent.

But to extend the tender they must pay him 110 percent of his 2009 salary which was $6,342,021. Most observers don't see a way the Rams will extend a new tender of $6,976,223 after June 1. Atogwe simply didn't play up to that level last year after a very good year in 2008. So Atogwe may be hitting the market.

And the Dolphins might/should consider the 28-year-old as an option.

For now, the other options the Dolphins can consider are on the roster. And I would tell you the next month is important to those guys because how they perform in coming OTA sessions could impact whether the Dolphins chase an Atogwe or some other acorn in June and beyond.

That means Chris Clemons, Tyrone Culver, and Reshad Jones are on notice. They either answer the bell in May -- as much as they are allowed in Jones's case -- or the Dolphins will go looking for someone better in June and through training camp.

My feeling? Miami's 2010 starting free safety is not currently on the roster. Everything the Dolphins have done this offseason -- cut Gibril Wilson, chased Antrel Rolle and Ryan Clark, drafted Jones while seriously considering Earl Thomas -- suggests the Dolphins want to upgrade beyond Clemons and Culver.

No knock on either, those are just the facts.

Jones, by the way, is interesting in that he was all the rage during rookie camp. He visited the team priot to the draft and was thought to be a third-to-fourth round talent by many before going to the Dolphins in the fifth round. Although there have been past questions about his instincts, he has prototypical size.

"I felt him in the last couple of days," coach Tony Sparano said of Jones on the final day of the rookie camp. "He’s been around the football a bunch and made a couple of plays [Saturday] in the bubble. I think that he’s got the hardest job out there obviously because he’s got to get things lined up. I think from his standpoint it’s trying to figure things out defensively.

"We really didn’t throw as much at him defensively in this camp as we did maybe thrown at the offensive guys but we did throw a pretty good dose at him. It won’t be like when we get down the road here and he’ll be getting it fast, but, we threw a pretty good dose at him. He digested it pretty well; I thought he moved around great."

We will keep our eyes on Jones. Actually, we'll keep our eyes on all the free safety candidates -- because that's a position that if far from being settled.

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ALOCO YOU DON'T CONSIDER ME A REDNECK????GFY!!

Crack momma strikes again

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/05/03/dez-bryants-mom-was-arrested-again-in-2009/

NO WAY FISHFAN, YOU R A GENTLEMAN .

Iam surprised he spelled Redneck correctly...

LOL@ CUBAN

I LEARNED FROM YOU CUBAN IT'S ONE WORD ,

Are there Cuban Rednecks? In Costa Rica we have campesinos

BlackberryBartakamos says:
May 3, 2010 8:55 PM
How was this woman NOT a prostitute?
-----------

lmao comment on Dez mom getting arrested

I FEEL I AM READING A ( RED NECK ) GROUP OF PEOPLE THEIR NAMES ARE RED NECK BIG TIME .........

HERB
GERNIMO
MENACE

Posted by: ALoco | May 03, 2010 at 09:16 PM


ALOCO! YOU ROACH. YOU BEADY EYE'D LITTLE RODENT!
YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CANNOT HIDE!

GERONIMO, WHEN YOU TALK LIKE YOU CAN BLOW YOUR IDENTITY , IT'S ONLY ONE GUY ON THIS BLOG WHO TALKS LIKE THAT .

Odin you are outing yourself

ALOCO WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE JEFF FOXWORTHY?!?!?!ONLY HE KNOWS!

Shhhhh...............

Wink Wink!

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Cuban Menace,

Don't blow my cover, I'm incognito. Hiding out from Mando-LOL!

I got a last second nomination for the Plungie.

Angela Bryant!

Posted by: Geronimo | May 03, 2010 at 08:58 PM

The Gigs up bro......

PS: Aloco,

Just kidding my beady eye'd friend!

Odin you are outing yourself

Posted by: carlito from golfito | May 03, 2010 at 09:27 PM

The Gigs up bro....

So it's a fact now Dezs mother was a prostitute

CARLITO, COMES UP ON THE BLOG ABOUT THE RIGHT TIME EVERY TIME.

DE NIRO'S QOUTE FROM ( ANALIZE THIS ) THE MOVIE ........


CARLITO ,,,YOU GOT TELENT MY FRIEND

Once Aloco figured it out its over LOL......Took him longer then I thought it would..

If you use nothing but caps you just might be a redneck.

Well at least I had enough decency in my schizophrenia to impersonate a made up name.

Now please, be quiet. After what I said about Armando the other day, I don't want him to know I'm here!

WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT ARMANDO ? HE HAS A BIG HEART ,HE WILL FORGIVE YOU .

No problem, Iam out till later guys and girls(And Marc, whatever you are) Have a "PHINTASTIC NITE"

I WOULD LOVE TO MEET THAT MAN WHO CALLED HIS SON....HERB.

REDNECK IN ACTION .

Maybe it was a pot head Aloco?

go Phins!

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WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT ARMANDO ? HE HAS A BIG HEART ,HE WILL FORGIVE YOU .

Posted by: ALoco | May 03, 2010 at 09:34 PM


Yeah, yeah, lets see now. I think I said he's a real sharp cookie. Yeah, see and he's an excellent writer, Yeah, way better than that guy Omar.
Oh yeah and did I mention forgiving, uh huh, forgivings the ticket, Yeah!

Dear Mr. Salguero

I believe prostitution is getting a bad name in this whole Dez's mother is a prostitute situation.

Prostitution as an industry was formed when Man first learned the secrets of fire.

Prostitution has a hierarchy to some degree going from a cheap 2 dollor prostitute all the way up to Julia Roberts.

I guess what I'm saying is...Prostitution is a Job...maybe not the best job but its somthing to pay the bills.

I've never met a crackhead with a Job.

I would never call a prostitute Mrs. Bryant...prostitutes have feelings too.

Soiled :)

Jones looks like a solid safty on his youtube vid. Nice picks and some solid hits.

All right everyone... Lets clean up all the dirty talk. Otherwise I may be forced to take moderator action by banning your IP address from posting comments on this blog.

Ring, Ring..............

Ireland: Hello?

Recording: You have a collect call from the Angelina County Correctional Facility. To accept this call please press one, Beep!

Ireland: Hello?

Angela: Who dis?

Ireland: Excuse me?

Angela: Who I'm talkin too?

Ireland: This is Jeff Ireland.

Agela: Jeff Ireland. Don't you owe me apology?

Ireland: Angela, what did your father do for a living....................

soiled too funny.

Moderator, you shut up! I will eat your children!

Dear Mr. Salguero

"All right everyone... Lets clean up all the dirty talk. Otherwise I may be forced to take moderator action by banning your IP address from posting comments on this blog."

I'm not sure if its from the the warm weather we have been having here lately...but there's some perspiration on my brow.

Choosing words more carefuly now.

Soiled :)

too bad about sharper. I really think we're gonna be hurting at FS this year unless we bring in someone else. It was one of our weakest links last year that cost us at least 2-3 games and they didn't do anything to shore it up.

Yeah! What Carlito said!!!!

(Yikes)!

Dez Bryants mom just arrested for quickie in port-o-potty

Carlito from golfito,

Your web hosting service gives you an ip address of (192.163.***.**)
I will not use your full address to respect your privacy, but I want you to know that I am real and serious.

SOILED , GERONIMO GIVING YOU A RUN FOR YOUR MONEY ,VERY FUNNY GERONIMO.

Moderator, you shut up! you've been warned!

Carlito,

If I don't here from you anytime soon.......well......it's been fun.

Moderator,

Lets talk football...

Was your mother prostitute?

Dear Mr. Salguero

"Your web hosting service gives you an ip address of (192.163.***.**)
I will not use your full address to respect your privacy, but I want you to know that I am real and serious."

It suddenly feels like I've eaten 10 Jalapeno's
and there's no glass of water in sight.

I promise to be good from now on.

Soiled :)

Carlito is the man!

Dear Mr. Salguero

How about them Dolphins.

Really like that rookie kid.

Bill Parcells can do no wrong.


Being a better person through practice.

Soiled :)

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CARLITO?

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Right Carlito?

Carlito.......................

oops..........

Dear Mr. Moderator

It was the other kids who were using bad words...not me....please don't tell my mom or Mr. Salguero.

Thanx in advance

Soiled :)

U da man. Oh snap. Carlito owns Moderator.

I'm still here... Whats the new Phins scoop people????


Ring, Ring..............

Ireland: Hello?

Recording: You have a collect call from the Angelina County Correctional Facility. To accept this call please press one, Beep!

Ireland: Hello?

Angela: Who dis?

Ireland: Excuse me?

Angela: Who I'm talkin too?

Ireland: This is Jeff Ireland.

Agela: Jeff Ireland. Don't you owe me apology?

Ireland: Angela, what did your father do for a living....................

Posted by: Geronimo | May 03, 2010 at 09:53 PM

Lame!You couldn't do any better man!

Carlito,

Just a question if I may?

Has anyone ever suggested to you that you MIGHT have a SLIGHT problem with authority figures?

Just curious-LOL?

I guessed I missed all the fun today. Who is this moderator guy? I think he is on dope.

Nothing new except Fins are bigger stronger and meaner and prostitution is still illegal.

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