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OL Cory Procter scheduled to visit Dolphins

With Justin Smiley on the outs and Nate Garner not practicing because he had an offseason surgery the team declined to specify, the Dolphins are apparently in the market to help their offensive line.

So free agent offensive lineman Cory Procter, cut by the Cowboys on Monday, is scheduled to visit the Dolphins no later than Friday, according to an NFL source.

Procter, 27, has already visited the Broncos and the Patriots.

Procter is primarily insurance against injury in the interior of the Miami line. He was active for every game in 2009 but appeared in only five total plays from scrimmage, according to the Dallas Morning News.

A center by trade, Procter played left guard in 2008 when Kyle Kosier was injured. Procter is 6-4 and 311 pounds. Procter was signed by the Cowboys off the Detroit Lions practice squad in 2005. The Lions signed him originally as an undrafted free agent out of Montana.

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One of our strengths has been good depth on the offensive line. 27 years old, and versatile, it's a good signing.

Bit O Research on Cory Procter

Cory Procter (born October 18, 1982 in Gig Harbor, Washington) is an American football guard who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Montana.

Procter has also played for the Dallas Cowboys.
[edit] Early years

Procter attended Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Washington and was a letterman in football and wrestling. In football, he was twice named the team MVP and as a senior, he earned All-League, All-Area, All-State, and All-Northwest. In wrestling, he was twice named the Team MVP and graduated in 2001.
[edit] Music

He is also the drummer for metal band Free Reign, a project also involving Cowboys linemen Marc Colombo and Leonard Davis.

Looks Like Procter is also a back up center

Guard / center Cory Procter was released officially yesterday by the Dallas Cowboys, prior to the start of organized team activities. Procter was active for each game in 2009 as the backup center behind Andre Gurode, but saw just five live snaps

you know parcells and co., love those wrestlers/football players that know how to use their leverage and hands well.

The trifecta always looking to improve every facet of this roster from the number one player to the last practice squad'er, improve your starters and your 2nd, 3rd, 4th and even your practice squad. This breeds competition at every level, and your not only as good as your last game, but also only as strong as your weakest link.

All right Armando hope you bring your game a few half dozen notches up as this team is gonna KILL IT!
Holler later atcha Dolphins nation later!

4Life! GoDolphins!

This Marshal thing concerns me......timing w/ Henne & all that.

Seer,

Marshal made Kyle Orton look like an all star....No worriesman

Home,

Are u writing a book on procter?

I'm out.

Peace

Why is & used instead of and. I'd really like to know

A Detroit Lions discard? Ugh.

Home,

You know a lot about Proctor! Perhaps you are a Proctologist? Great work! Thanks!

Go Phins!

Martin you sound like a bad dude. I bet you are scary and tough.

Wikipedia

Qbert,

Naw, just saw the lane and I took it.

Go Phins!

Signed by the Lions in 05? Matt "Polish Joke" Millen was still there. Please no Matt Millen rejects!

Go Phins!

5 years in the league and fired from his lasy gig. Sounds like "typical" camp fodder to me.
Armando why do you sometimes waste both our time and yours with these sometimes totally meaningless blogs?

This guy sounds like a huge longshot to make the team. He hasn't signed with the other teams visited because they refuse to throw in a diet pepsi with the peanuts they are offering for his services.

"last gig"

Armando whenever you feel that all you have to offer are articles like this. Please, offer nothing at all, it's the same difference.

Armando,

It's now close enough to the season for us to wait for your really good stuff. OK?

Wow, the Phins have a little pipeline of players that they like from the University of Montana. Tuff Harris(former Phin), Lex Hilliard, Dan Carpenter, and possibly Cory Proctor. All were teamates on the 2004 team that lost to James Madison in the cup final. Anybody have any questions about Proctor I've seen him play a whole lot.

Darryl,

It seems to me that he is merely an 'acorn' that Jeff Ireland is trying to find. Having already been under the tutelage of Sparano has something to do with it as well. I am sure people shrugged their shoulders at Joe Berger, or Nate Garner, and look how that worked out. What is your opinion of him? And did you hear anything on what they thought of the young TE they had in for a tryout?

Sure Darryl
Would like to get some insight from blogger who has seen Procter in action
Seems to me
Dallas does not want to pony up the money almost 2 mil
and Procter is looking for a multi year deal

Surfing the news on Procter
Seems Illiterate Token Ghetto Reporter Omar
Has made one of his one daily Illiterate spelling blunders (No Excuse for a paid sportswriter with editing)
Happens everyday with Illiterate Omar LMAO
It has been a running joke for several years

Today Omar has his name as "Proctor"
Amazing this guy is still employed
Must Be Real Desperate at the SS for low paid writers

One Dolphin writer Omar is Illiterate and has
No Clue on the players or direction of the team

The other is a washed up reporter demoted from baseball after 11 years of covering only baseball

What Competition?

Keep Up The Great Work Armando

Bootang25- Proctor was a beast at Montana, played Rg. and they ran the ball well. 2 backs from that team made pro squads(Justin Green Ariz, Lex Hilliard) He is a strong run blocker, Montana has always had HUGE offensive lineman. He is the protoype Parcells lineman, so he has a chance here. As far as Dan Beaudin the Te. I was suprised that he was on the Phins radar. He isn't what I thought we would be looking for in the Te. dept. The Griz do not use the tight ends up the field, or in the seams. Beaudin wasn't the the fastest guy but is sure handed, and did make big catches in big games. But like I said most of the stuff was underneath, or in 2 tight end sets. Beaudin was a 3 year starter, and one of those insperational guys. I thought he would have been an extreme long shot to even crack the practice squad.

I like to see Bill & Tony allowing talent to come through and compete. Just because Miami may be set at starters for a spot, does not mean they should ever stop upgrading the depth. In doing so they may just snag a guy who saves the show at some time down the line. Or even upgrade the starting position. Last year we were obliterated at the o-line by injuries and spotty play. The more those guys are weeded out and replaced the better our team gets.
I have had a few hours now to think about and make a couple personal conclusions about the Brandon Marshall surgery. This is what I believe and feel free to comment or disagree for conversation sake.
#1 There is no way in hell this came as a surprise to the coaching or management staff. For the to have been anything more then a planned, well thought out situation would mean that Marshall would have not told the team what he was doing. No way, no how that would happen since Marshall has NOTHING to gain and everything to lose by not being honest about the surgery.
#2 When I read the news break today I posted that I felt Marshall not running around shagging passes from Henne in OTA's and until training camp starts was likely a smart and safe play by Miami and Marshall. He has been working with Henne for several weeks now. I also wrote about the two years Miami was set back at WR when Yatil Green blew out His Right knee in his first year of preseason practice with Miami and then his left in the second year of practice. Taking our #1 overall pick and future star WR and destroying his career along with the hope of team and its fans. It was a crushing blow the first time, the second was mind numbing and left people believing he would never play a down in Miami. They were wrong but he never played a significant role on the team and he was set to be the first in a line of Offensive picks to go with a well built defense by Jimmy Johnson. It set this team back by... well? I look to 2007 as when it all finally ended.
I believe that Miami has ask Marshall to have the surgery now, rather then allow him to play with any scar tissue or take any chance he might be hampered in his mobility or ability to produce. I believe they did it in full understanding he would sit until Camp. Knowing he only need maintain shape and continue to learn the system in class and Video with the team. And, the reason I feel Miami did this dates back to and is a direct result of the Yatil Green situation. Perhaps not a direct connection by name, but certainly one that Dolphins fans remember if they have been around awhile. I do not think the Front Office was willing to risk Marshall in an OTA accident. An accident that would be completely avoidable since in his case it is not a huge need. And his loss for the season to such injury before even starting a game with us would be a CATASTROPHE to the team and season before it ever got off the ground. Even on a business level I shutter to think the ramifications on ticket sales should Marshall get hurt in some "Organized Team Activity"... not even a full blown team preseason practice. He already knows the position and he knows what string he will play on. I believe this team, particularly the Coaches and Bill are being incredibly smart and looking out for the team and fans by doing this. I may be wrong... But to believe Marshall did this on a whim when he is just getting his bearings on this team is not even an option, and should that be true, he still has made a good choice for HIMSELF to get the procedure out of the way and take no risk at re-injuring himself for the sake of playing catch with Henne.

Darryl,

Procter seems right up our alley. I tell people all the time they don't really read into the Brandon Marshall trade correctly. Once Marshall has the ball in his hands, he plays like Ronnie Brown or Ricky Williams, it takes a few guys to bring him down. So let's say Ronnie gets 225 carries, Ricky 240, and Marshall has 85 catches, all realistic goals, that is 550 touches that someone is looking to kill the defense. That wears opponents out. Also, he is one of the best blocking WRs in the game. Marshall is one of the very few WR syuds we could have added that adds to our nasty attitude we want on offense. So anytime we can add true maulers on the line, we will not hesitate to do so. I like it.

Derek, Great points. I had said earlier that Marshall did fine last year on a team that he didn't want to play for, with limited reps in the pre-season, with a new Qb. and new system. No reason that a healty, motivated, Marshall will not be ready to go when this training camp begins.

did i miss carlito ? well i know he would be back ;

CAN A MOTHER LEAVE HER SON ON THE SIDE ?
CAN A GREAT UY LIKE CARLITO FORGET ALL THE PEOPLE WHO LOVED HIM ?
CAN THE SUN ,,,,,,,OK WELCOME BACK CARLITO .JUST BY COMING BACK YOU ALREADY MADE PEACE WITH THE GOD FATHER OF THIS BLOG ARMANDO .

ON THE SIDE WALK

Derek,

Great post. Simply put what good is it if we can blindfold Henne, and have him do a five step drop, throw a post and hit Marshall dead in stride, if come September Marshall isn't playing because he should have had surgery at the beginning of May. People's number one problem that I see is they are so shortsighted, not looking at the big picture. Would it have been nice to see some great throws and catches between the 2? Sure. Am I disappointed I didn't get to see it? Absolutely. Would I rather see them connecting in December in the midst of a playoff push? That'd be a resounding hell yes!!!!

HOME IS REALLY GOOD WHEN HE STICKS TO FOOTBALL ,GREAT POSTS HE WRITES .

DYING BREED ,

DO YOU ALWAYS SPEAK YOUR MIND ?

Folks, The wierdo Bobbyd12 was getting slammed on the last blog by Ayacucho. That Bobby is one filthy speaker.

The last thing about Proctor. At UM, under the old coach Bobby Hauck. They don't run zone read stuff, it is all straight forward we are bigger, you are cake eaters and can't stop us. So the type of o-lineman that come out of there are ready to crush. If you are looking for finese Shanahan type smaller lineman, Proctor is not your guy.

LOL Avontos, another ALoco name, another greaseball illegal who drives a truck...What a waste of a life, truckdriver...do you pump shyt out of septic tanks by chance???

Posted by: bobbyd12 | May 19, 2010 at 11:08 PM

ALoco see how he trashes you!

What is the realistic amount of carries for Ronnie Brown this year.

Darryl,

My thought would be around 200-225. I would also say that given the depth at tailback, Ronnie should be used sparingly at first to make sure he is as healthy as possible for the stretch run. People are worried of the tough stretch at the beginning of the schedule, but if we make it out of week 9 above water, we are in great shape. Getting guys like big Ferg back, Ronnie in great shape, and a soft end to the schedule could prove to have us hitting on all cylinders come playoff time.

BOBBYD12 IS NJ PHIN, WE ALL KNOW THAT .HE'S A PLUMBER WHO LIES ALL DAY LONG, GYM THEN POLICE MAN THEN I PHON AND IPAD AS IF IT'S A MESURE OF WEALTH .....HE'S AN IGNORANT IN ACTION .

I WAS WATCHING THE LIFE CABLE CHANEL WHERE THEY SHOW MYSTRY MOVIES AND I HAVE ONE QUESTION ,HOW MANY TIMES THEY SHOW THE SAME STORY LINE W/DIFFERENT ACTORS ....A FAMILY HIRE A MAID OR A BABY SITTER OR A FRIEND COME TO VISIT THE FAMILY AND IN ALL CASES SHE A SICKEO.....THE FIRST 20 MINUTES EVERY ONE TAKES HER CLOTHES OFF THEN THE SECOND 2 HOURS JUST CRAP .

SOILED , I READ YOUR LAST POST AND IT PASSED .THE WAY YOU WITE YOUR POSTS IT'S NEVER CAN BE PREDCTABLE .

Bootang25 I think one of the biggest mistakes the coaching staff made last year, was to not give more carries to Lex towards the end of the season. The only time he saw the field was on third down situations. That is agreat role for him because he is a good blocker, and can catch. But we really didn't get to see what he could do running the ball on the downs where you need to. My point is that a lot of those downs he could have been getting evaluated for this year, why did we keep riding Bong Pipe, when it was clear he was getting a little worn out?

Darryl,

There were a few questionable, head scratching moves. Take Tyler Thigpen for one, everything Pat White can do, Thigpen can do. You can't tell me that in practice, White was outperforming Thigpen. We would have won the PIT game if Thigpen starts the 3rd quarter. Hilliard, remember the draw on like 3rd and 16, straight up the gut? I know you do, but I'm saying. He looked smooth catching the ball, watching him in action, I still don't believe he weighs 240 pounds. He looks smooth. It was obvious Ricky was wearing down. So I don't have a good answer for you, the one thing I can maybe guess is they are worried about him in protections. Blocking in practice is a whole different animal than actual game situations. So maybe he struggled with it in practice, that would be the only real good reason, given everything else we saw.

I didn't do well in English, so I guess I can't correct any ones grammar. Bill

I thought that except for the Pittsburg game( Hilliard got schooled by Harrison a couple of times)that Hilliard was an exceptional pass blocker. I don't remeber him getting beat except for that game, and blocking Harrison is not a simple chore. I've made the argument here(and I have been called a Montana homer, an insano, and a Jets spy) that I thought because of Hilliards ability to catch the ball, run the draw, and inside the tackles. That in this offense he could be a very affective player. I think that he could, and deserves more carries this year.

Darryl,

I didn't even remember Harrison beating him. I'd be lying if I said I remembered in full detail any of his blocking. You obviously remember quite well, so I will take your word for it. I believe he and Patrick Cobbs will have one of the more intriguing battles in the coming months, I am not sure with the abundance of talent at WR and OLine that we keep 4 RBs. The last 7-8 roster spots are going to be very tough to get, and leads to great competition, never a bad thing. RGM and Patrick Turner. Austin Spitler, Tim Dobbins, and Reggie Torbor. Nolan Carroll, Jason Allen, and Nate Ness. Kory Sperry and John Nalbone. Too many G's to even bother listing. You get the point though.

Bootang25- Cobbs is such a good all around football player. Hopefully his injury will not keep him from returning to top form. But, his injury, and Browns injury maybe a scenario where we have to keep 4 backs(I'm assuming we aren't including Polite in this 4?) If Brown is not completley healthy, or they want to keep his early season carries limited, I could see where it makes sense to keep 4 backs. Just as an insurance policy. This could be good news for Cory Sheets, or Tristan Davis

Proctor sounds like something you would never waht directly up your you know what!

Darryl,

We probably do keep all 4. And no Mr. Polite wasn't included in that. I will tell you this, I don't really realize it, but Lousaka is one of my 7 or 8 favorite players on this team. That is saying something from the FB position. If the Trifecta could type into a CPU what they wanted in a football player, I believe chances are Lousaka Polite would be the result.

It has been good chatting Darryl, I am out for the night. Have a good evening, and don't worry about being a Montana homer, those guys have greatly contributed to this football team. Can't say that for any of my Seminole players :)

are you guys snake bitten or what?
First Culpepper now marshall,love the # he picked 19 lmao!
What's with the constant changing of the guard?
Injuries? unsatisfied, they're down on smiley and now grove..who i said was a bust last year.
Maybe parcells has been driving his golfcart and been out in the sun too much, but the whole dolphin scene is awful. They sunk 50mil into damaged goods? well,it wouldn't be the first time.

How about procter and Gamble..as the team gambles alot and usually gets the dirty end of the stick

Jetfan

I here you guys held SB championship celebrations the first day of OTA's. Only in jet lag land could that happen. ROTFLMAO!

Jetfan

How's that "paper Lombardi" working out for you guys. I hear you guys are even popping champagne while riding coach Rex's fat tail farts.

Jetfan

I have a funny feeling Rex Ryan's tummy won't be the only body part you guys will be tucking this season. You will also be tucking your heads between your legs and kissing your paper lombardi goodbye!

Jetfan

What does a chimp and a jet team have in common? Give up?

They both put the "i" in champ! LOL

Jetfan

What does cow dong and a jet team have in common? They bothe make great field fertilizer! LOL

Jetfan

Whats the difference between bs and jetfans? BS will eventually dry up and blow away! LOL

Jetfan

How many jetfans does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

21 because it takes 10 to find the one guy who can read the directions. Then another 10 jets fans to figure out that the one guy was still trying to screw the bulb in backwards. LOL

Jetfan

Why are the jet colors green? Because jetfans are color blind and thought that it was "Giants" blue.

I knew Jet fans were stupid, but wow. 21 to screw in a lightbulb, geesh

Why wouldnt you ask a jetfan to find a needle in a haystack? Because he would start grazing on your hay!

Why wouldnt you want a jetfan to give bath to your baby? He would drink the bath water and send your baby down the drain.


what does a jetfan and a "chimp" have in common? They both substitute the "a" for "i" in "champ"!

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