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Dolphins to sign Charles Grant Thursday

Searching to further protect themselves following the unexpected loss of Phillip Merling to a season-ending Achilles' injury, the Dolphins today will announce the addition of defensive end Charles Grant to the roster.

According to a source, the deal is for two years.

Grant Grant, 31, is 6-3 and 295 pounds. He has played in the 4-3 system all his life, but he is obviously big enough to project as a 3-4 end. He was available after being released by the Saints in March, possibly because he had legal troubles hanging over his head.

Grant, you see, was indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a February 2008 altercation in a bar -- what else? -- in which a pregnant woman was shot to death. Grant initially denied being an instigator or a participant in the incident.

But that changed when the issue went to court. He pleaded no contest to affray, which means fighting. Assistant District Attorney Ron Smith told the Associated Press Grant was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 restitution to the Early County Sheriff's Office for his role in the fight.  Grant, who is from Colquitt, Ga., was stabbed in the neck during the fight in nearby Blakely that resulted in the death of 23-year-old Korynda Reed.

Smith said Grant's longtime friend, Laquient Macklin, and Grant's cousin, Marshae Stromer, pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and affray and paid $1,000 fines and were put on two years probation.

Grant played all of last season but missed the Saints' run to the Super Bowl crown because he was placed on injured reserve for the playoffs with a torn triceps.

Grant, a first round pick of the Saints in 2002, was due to be suspende for testing positive for a diuretic. But the NFL delayed the suspension pending the outcome of litigation by other players accused of testing positive for the same diuretic. It is likely Grant could be scrutinized and face league action in connection to the nightclub death as part of the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Look, folks, this player has shown talent in the past. He's still relatively young. But let's face it: He is coming to the Dolphins as a camp body with much, much, much to prove and major clouds hanging over his head.

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Did someone else get injured?

Josh let us hope not

Lovely team we're putting together here.

I didn't know the raiders were coming Miami, the Miami raiders, wat a ring to it

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His lawyer speaks of the issue, lets not jump to uninformed conclusions.

sounds like a fine upstanding citizen... Hopefully Odrick will put all these fools to shame in training camp and they will be competing for backup snaps...

Relax, it's called camp bodies. Do you people not want to stop the run ? I hope none of you are ever in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Miami is just making sure the young guys can play.

Mando Any News On Odrick Or Misi Signing? Will They Hold Out?

We STILL need a FS!

Mando Any News On Odrick Or Misi Signing? Will They Hold Out?

Sean Payton basically considers Parcells his father and Sparano his best friend, do you think they talked to him about Grant before signing him ? relax !

This is a great guy to have on our team, experience and a great pass rusher..... congrats!!!.... Dolphins D getting better and better each day... awesome!!!

Home in Da House

Fill me in

What did I Miss?

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Home it is NJ's birthday he is 57 years old.

NJ PHIN FAN says:
July 28, 2010 at 10:42 pm
One of the best parts of my birthday today was my cousin’s 3 year old twin boys singing happy birthday to me their uncle over the phone ! F’N PRICELESS !!

Aaawwe shucks. Aint that sweet for such a devil of a human being

This Doent Sound Like A Normal Pick Up

I would have to agree with Armando, this young man has much to prove. I did read HIS/His lawyer's side of the story and there is a very good reason he was not charged as the others were, He didn't do it, even they say so. However, He is high risk and has his own future in his hands. I am not crazy about the acquisition, but he may end up okay. Time as always will be the judge and no one who knows nothing more then what they have read can judge the man.

I'm guessing that they believe their depth at OLB is fine going into this season?

One or two injuries to Anderson or Wake or Misi and we might have Quentin Moses and Erik Walden as our starting OLB's. Not a good situation for certain.

Andy,
Here is the thing. Pick a position... any of them. Add your comment to that position and you get the same result. When a team suffers injuries AT ANY POSITION, it hurts that team in a big way.
Here is the good thing, Every team is in the same boat. You take 2 or 3 of NE or NY OLB's and place them on the IR or PUP list and you are in a world of hurt. A QB, a couple of CB'c whatever... see what I am saying?

Be very thankful that Miami is in a place they have not been in about 6 years, they will actually have to let some good players go because they have too many... 4 years ago they were hoping to fill the roster with enough talent to win a game or two.

D4D, I Agree......

Just as a point of discussion for any who are interested (I am not particularly interested) I have read quiet a few comments recently saying "We still need a free Safety" Okay.. I sort of agree with that... So, here is an updated list of the FA safeties available. Mind you, we only need a Free Safety, Bell is great at his SS job and we are lucky to have him. I am not one bit excited about ANYONE on this list and feel who we have is on par with any who are still available on it....
Here you go... You decide... who should Parcells sit either Culver, Jones or Clemmons for????

* O.J. Atogwe – Rams (Re-Signed)
* Ken Hamlin – Cowboys (Signed w/ Ravens)
* Jermaine Phillips – Buccaneers
* Mike Brown – Chiefs
* Tyrone Carter – Steelers
* Kalvin Pearson – Lions
* Vernon Fox – Broncos
* Daniel Bullocks – Lions
* Todd Johnson – Bills
* Kevin Kaesviharn – Titans
* Kevin Ellison – Chargers (Claimed by Seahawks)
* Mark Roman – 49ers
* Herana-Daze Jones – Cardinals
* Nick Ferguson – Texans
* Clinton Hart – Rams
* John Wendling – Bills
* John Busing – Texans
* Quinton Teal – Seahawks
* Brannon Condren – Jets
* Jamaal Fudge – Falcons
* John Bowie – Browns
* Aaron Rouse – Giants
* Antoine Harris – Falcons
* Eric Bassey – Rams
* Emmanuel Cook – Buccaneers
* Keith Fitzhugh – Ravens
* Brian Russell – Texans
* Khalil Jones – Packers
* Erick Brock – Falcons

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Oh Yeah!

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When are Misa and Odrick going to sign

Man i hope they dont cut the new ones, cuz mccoy, spitler, edds, odrick we got alot of good guys now, anyone know when or where we can watch the dolphins scrimmage at on tv. Id really appreciate it?

Checktheblock,

I would imagine Misi will come on tomorrow, I feel fairly confident of that. We can only hope Odrick does the same. It would be best if at least one sign tomorrow. I cannot imagine where either has much to gain from holding out. However, next years contract issues and the continuing negotiations have definitely made something this Management group has been very good at thus far a bit more challenging.

Good night and God Bless, Dolphins fans... Our long wait is near its end and The Time for The Dolphins to shine is nearly hear...

Rest well players and coaches... From now until next year its all about Football and winning...

What is it with these guys and bars? I have been to bars all my life. Never seen anyone killed or shot. And stabbed in the neck? I hope it works out but ... Pregnant women in a bar getting killed? Slapping pregnant women around?

I dont get it...I mean to me, DL is now too crowded....

I expect that they will do a "Matt Roth Project" and move a DE to S-OLB.

who could that be Dotson? or maybe even Grant?
what do you guys think

It happens all the time. Bar fights are quite frequent. Today everyone is packing a gun, knife, or some type of personal defense. Things get heated and out of control quickly.

The bigger question to me, is why would someone who has so much to lose put himself in that kind of situation? These guys simply need to make better decisions with their free time. They have money, fame, and quite frankly are targets in the wrong situation.

I think they must be teaching this stuff to rookies when they come into the NFL. Fight at bars. Have shootouts in nightclubs. Hurt young, pregnant women.

I've known tens of thousands of people in my life and not once have I met one person who gets into this kind of trouble.

YOU GUYS UP HERE DON't GET IT.

Good job on the iPhone app.

I get replacing Merling at end, but what about the middle?

WE WILL BE FINE. JUST LET THINGS UNFOLD.

NFL.com is reporting the Fins are also close to signing Hitler, Charles Manson, the lion that ripped the face off of Sigfried or Roy, and that killer, killer whale up in Orlando. "Looking for good players this close to training camp can be murder", said un-named team source Jeff Ireland.

We don't care if you did kill her, the question was, is your mother a prostitute.

FINS FANS SHOULD BE EXPERTS IN ALL LEAGL MATTERS BY NOW.THE ONLY PLAYER WHO HAS NO LEAGL TROUBLE IS CHAD.P .


PREGNANT WOMAN STABBED ? I DON'T REMEMBER A MOVIE HAS A STORY LINE LIKE THAT .

MERLING LOOKS REAL GOOD AFTER THAT STORY .

Good Morning Dolphin Fans & chemtrail watchers
Big exciting opening day for my Home team

Gonna be a great NFL season

Dallas vs Miami

Home SuperBowl 2011

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Mando

ThanX 4 not pretending to be a hip hop talent agent like the Bozo that calls himself eyes & ears of the Miami Dolphin ROTFLMAO

U know the clown that gets All the Dolphin predictions wrong, So now claims to be a predictor of rap music WTF? LMAO Who Cares?

Keep up the great work, Armando
Look forward to your 2010 Dolphin Camp report Friday afternoon


***** The Dynasty Be Fins! *****

Former 1st round draft pick-thats a plus

Nasty attitude-thats a plus


Lets see what we got.

LAST NIGH I WAS SAYING EVERY PLAYER SHOULD HAVE LEAGL TROUBLE AS BROWN AND HARTLINE SO THEY CAN COME AND PROVE THEMSELVES AND TODAY WE GOT MR CHARLES GRANT TO PROVE HIMSELF .

Aloco Good Morning

Grant seems like a good pick up by the Trifecta

2010 Miami Dolphins start the season 4-0

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GREAT TO SEE BACK TO ENJOY YOUR POSTS .

P.S...HIP HOP

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"MEAN STREET"

"legal troubles hanging over his head": If he can play well, sounds like he'll be a perfect fit for Miami! Hopefully, all these criminals are reformed? We'll soon see, won't we?

Ditto ALoco
GTG
See Ya

What's crappinin Dolphin fans?

we should bring in mike brown at FS if nothing else to back up clemons......

Who is the meanest safety who has killed many people and will drunk drive to practice while smoking fat blunts and pull over to punch a nun? Thats our guy!

Shows you how important Merling was to them, they've now signed 3 players to replace him. Merling is a bigger loss than most will admit.

When I first heard of this signing, my immediate reaction was "who's injured now?" We already signed Marques Douglas to replace Merling in the rotation and the depth underneath those guys is young and solid.

Something's up here...

Just Keep his Arse away from South Beach !!! I'm sure Miami Bch Police will be looking for this guy to lock him Up !!!

$1,000 FINE AND $20,000 restitution TO THE EARLY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT for DARING to soil our county bar floors with the blood of a pregnant woman. what a great country for criminal this is.

DRINKS W/WORMS AND RAT TAILS

A PREGNANT WOMAN STABBED


REAL SPORT

This speaks volume about holdovers: Mcdaniels, Baker and Dotson.

Dotson has been rollin' on the roster a couple of years and still no love....

Merling goes down and we sign 2 vet scrubs.

Dont kid yourselves. I read "I like the move" You guys know these are SCRUBS. Teams are always looking for vet talent. They were still on the shelf because they are not starter material.

Is Odrick not the man from the get go? Is he another Merling who will need a vet to compete with him and bring his level of play up?

All I can say is going into the draft, DL was a concern and we still have many questions today.

Hopefully Nolan is a genius and can make it work.

Regards

Waterboy,

I think Dotson and Alma- Francis are in the most danger of not making the team... Baker might get a shot at backup NT

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A latecomer to american football, Ebola was flown in on the Jets team plane (which looks exactly like the little white jet on the team helmet) and immediately passed his physical. "It's like a dream come true", said an elated Ebola. "You work your tail off by causing the horrific death of thousands to get to this point. Buy, hey, I give all the credit to God."
Former number 1 draft pick Vernon Gholston was subsequently released. "He's already gotten, I dunno, maybe one or two calls from somewhere in the Czech republic. I think they hijacked his cell number or something", said his agent.

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