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Road to Dolphins cleared for Reggie Nelson

The road to Reggie Nelson? Wide open, people. Wide open.

The former first-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars was something of a disappointment early on but he found his way to the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010 prospered under secondary coach Kevin Coyle. Nelson, 28, had four interceptions, eight passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two sacks last season

Well, Coyle is Miami's defensive coordinator now. See a connection building?

And Nelson, from Palm Bay High school, is a Florida native. More connecting.

And the Dolphins have been searching for an upgrade at free safety. More connecting.

And the Bengals had the chance to franchise Nelson but decided instead to put the tag on kicker MIke Nugent.

hOpportunity!!!

So if the Dolphins want to bring in a player who knows the new system and will be ready to call coverages in the secondary for that system the first day, Nelson is your guy.

It should be noted the Dolphins got one interception out of the free safety position last season -- that one coming from Reshad Jones.

By the way, the Tennessee Titans were said to be interested in Nelson, but they franchised their own safety Michael Griffin thus they are probably off the free safety market.

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Play the deck dealt to you.
Not sure Peyton will not have a chip on his shouller and play for less than Flynn. Never know until it plays out. Peyton like a lot of other athletes make a ton on the side.
Also believe the price of the 2 drops after/if Peyton is released.
You just do not know until the game is played out.

The Browns might have taken themselves out of the running for RG3 they will not part with the 22nd pick which is there 2nd first round pick. It leaves the the door open a little for the Fins. Who knows if the owner and GM want to pull the trigger but there is an opening.

This nfl year's even beginning very strangely. The deadline to franchise players has come and went. Yet no one know's what this year's(2012) salary cap will be.

Would be a good move. chris Clemons from clemson and rashad jones are both better suited to play ss, which means the team can cut ties with bell if his contract cannot be restructured. I love yb as much as any fan. He is a hard hitter and a stout run supporter. I think starting jones there for a full season will provide an upgrade. I believe jones was drafted to eventually take over for bell, not provide comp for clemons. Bell cannot cover to save his life and this is fact. Big plays in the passing game are caused by good qbs spotting mismatches. Jones will not be a great coverage guy,but he will provide a upgrade immediately.

It is very probable that, all across the League, many Players(unless indispensable ones) with high salaries, will be let go, being substituted by rookies or 1st or 2nd year players.

You could say as of now that, Paul Soliai, Y. Bell, other veterans with heavy contracts, are as good as gone.

Only because of Sparano's obtuseness, Jimmy Wilson can play FS and Reshad Jones the SS.

All these people talk bad about payton, the dude got got hurt ohwell, he will be fine and im sick of waiting for a qb...I waited long enough, we need peyton n wayne to both come, I want a superbowl next her, not to wait another 26 ys b4 we get in one wtf.....with payton we r playoff potentials, fact, c where colts went w/o him, my point.....

An healthy Manning gives the Fins 3 years of stability at a position that has been unstable and inadequately performed for all but 1 year in the past 12-13.
He makes EVERYONE better. Why does everyone not believe 2013-2016 won't yield a late 1st round or early 2nd round NFL caliber QB in the draft?

With Manning and Moore, we'd be covered for the next few years, and could draft a QB each year for the future, like a lot of teams do.

There years...Three years of national media coverage, free agents figuring if it's good enough for Peyton...

Matt Flynn? With no franchise tag, the IMPLICATION is that he's not the real deal, but teams will still shell out Kolb like bucks. LET THEM.

Stupid Ireland will draft a stupid O lineman with #8 pick. Then stupid Moore will have more time to hold the ball even longer.
Defensively, Vonte gets picks, no one else.
If we dont make the playoffs this year, IRELAND IS BUST.
Hey stupid Moore, if u see Reevis locked on Gates, DO NOT throw the ball over there! Even RG3 would know that.
Hey Ross, all the music played during the game sucks. We need.a new DJ!
We lost every Prime Time game last year and the year before.
We are an embarrasement!
How much is the bounty on Ireland?

Pastor Hubert,

I myself was always more particular to Thai Pattaya Ladyboys !

ahh last time I checked Cinci has way too much cap space to let Nelson. It's not happening

Reggie Nelson would be nice addition

"PAY-A-TON" SHOULD BE OUR NAME FOR PEYTON MANNING. SPELL HIS NAME ANY WAY YOU PLEASE "PAY-A-TON" IS A BIG RISK AT A BIG PRICE. LOOK TO GREEN BAY FIRST, AND BAYLOR OR BEYOND SECOND, BUT "PAY-A-TON" IS NOT WORTH THE RISK, THE PRICE, OR THE IMAGE. WHICH IS DUBIOUS AT BEST, LOOKING AT HIS INJURY HISTORY. LET HIM GO HANG WITH OUR "CL]ELEBS" IN A BOOTH AND TALKE WITH THE WILLIAM SISTERS IR J-LOW, OR BUBBA.

"Whats what these dumb illiterate posters who endlessly misspell Peyton Mannings name? How hard is it? His name has been in print 9 billion times."

What's with these dumb illiterate posters who complain about misspelling Peyton Manning's name, but can't even properly place apostrophes?

I live here in Jax and its a bad move that is all I will say I have watched him play. Enough said you can do better.

I don't know how well he did in the NFL, but he was a serious ball hawk at Florida. If he prospers under Coyle, then by all means give him a shot. Better than using a draft pick on a rookie safety.

The Colts were the worst team in the league last year and some of you guys are wanting Miami to sign their players!!!!
Stop signing players and coaches from even crappier teams than the Dolphins;unbelievable.

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