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Dolphins interested in Rashard Mendenhall

The Dolphins will obviously add a running back to compete if Reggie Bush is allowed to walk in free agency as I've reported. Bottom line, they need more bodies because Lamar Miller, Daniel Thomas, Jonas Gray and Marcus Thigpen aren't enough bodies to take to training camp.

And a competition between Miller and Thomas for the starting job seems less that inspiring because Miller seems to clearly be the better back.

But Rashard Mendenhall to the Dolphins?

Well, that's the buzz going around the NFL as voiced most loudly by NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah on his twitter feed over the weekend. Jeremiah, a former NFL scout, obviously has connections around the league so he's as credible as most.

But Rashard Mendenhall to the Dolphins?

Apparently the Dolphins are eyeing more than one prospective Steelers free agent. Obviously the Dolphins cannot sign Mendenhall until 4 p.m. on Tuesday when unrestricted free agency's signing period begins. So we're talking interest in the abstract right now.

But Mendenhall is an interesting guy.

Yes, he has loads of talent. Yes, he is a load himself at 5-10 and 225 pounds. Yes, he is very fast, having clocked in the 4.4s coming out of college. He was even fast enough to be Pittsburgh's kickoff return man earlier in his career.

Mendenhall, 25, also has two 1,000-yard seasons to his credit, those coming in 2009 and 2010.

But Mendenhall is something of an enigma and 2012 was a disaster for many reasons.

In January 2012 he suffered a torn ACL injury to a knee and had to spend his entire offseason rehabilitating the injury. Unlike Adrian Peterson who recovered from a similar injury like a champion, Mendenhall languished and simply wasn't the same player.

He not only played only six games but languished by gaining 3.6 yards per carry. And when coaches didn't think he was trying very hard, they deactivated him for a game against San Diego. Well, Mendenhall didn't bother to show up for that tilt. And so he was suspended for the next game against Dallas.

Mendenhall also stirred some controversy in May 2011 when he got on twitter and chided Americans for celebrating the killing of Osama bin Laden. One of his tweets seemed to suggest he didn't blame bin Laden for 9-11 by raising the possibility of a conspiracy theory.

Mendenhall tried to walk back his position by first tweeting he was just trying to stir conversation and then apologized outright through the Steelers. But Champion Sporting Goods dropped Mendenhall from an endorsement deal.

Mendenhall's, cough, interesting history, diminished production, and Pittsburgh's difficult salary cap situation are undoubtedly reasons the Steelers haven't re-signed the player. That the Dolphins are reportedly interested in Mendenhall -- something I've not idenpendently confirmed -- might be yet another example of the paradigm shift the team is undergoing in its approach to free agency.

The Denver Broncos are also reportedly interested in Mendenhall.

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BOBBYD12,

THE CELLAR POSTER.

Enough of this "Peter King" claptrap. I want to know what alter-ego Peter QUEEN is reporting. What sort of designer gowns is he wearing? Dior? Which hair weaves give him the sassiest look? Which lip gloss has the longest staying power? And MOST importantly, which lucky guy will be escorting him at the ESPY awards?

Aloco, do you type with your feet? Jesus.

Aloco....

you must have never competed in athletics....

I challenge you to find a guy who can has gone from high school to the pros career with an injury....

shoot...Bush broke his leg a few years back....

KRIS,,,

THE DOLPHINS NEVER WILL CHANGE THE WAY THEY LOOK AT PLAYERS,,,,


NOW WE R TALKING TO TORNED KNEE ACL PLAYER TO GIVE D.THOMAS THE BUST BY OUR GARAGE MANGER A HARD TIME FOR HIS MONEY .......

CLASSIC.......

WE R JUST GOING IN CIRCLES RE NEW PLAYERS.......

THE

CELLAR.

Call me superstitious but don't give Wallace #19 with Tanne already sporting 17, please! The number seems cursed for us regarding WR's.

to talk about injuries is to sound like a TRUE @SS.....

but thats nothing new for you....you show what an @ss you are with nearly every key stroke....

KRIS,

WHY DON'T TO ACCEPT MY OPINIONS ?


AS ,MINE .....

THAT
SIMPLE...

BOBBYD12..........I HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE WAY YOU WRITE YOUR FILTHY POSTS.....

"Torned" knee?!?

My cat has a better grasp of the English language than you, dude.

ALoco, the pussie troll who gets offended like a little girl.

Posted by: bobbyd12 | March 11, 2013 at 06:05 PM

armando, seriously? these are the type of people you want here? CLEAN UP YOUR BLOG & TAKE OUT THE TRASH!!!!

Cat? Hell, I have a TOASTER that can write better than ALoco.

The Blog or shall we say ALoco. Get lost troll bait

And I have ZERO RESPECT for a filthy troll

Posted by: bobbyd12 | March 11, 2013 at 06:10 PM

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But you respsect yourself making posts like this one below?


blim, go lick your moms herpes infested pussie....

Posted by: bobbyd12 | March 08, 2013 at 09:08 PM

Are Herald reporters this weak?

2 pretty big WR trades today that might impact our FA plans in some way and there is not even a blip about it here.

I can think of three things that are aged in caves.

Cheese, wine, and ALoco.

boobyd is it true you laugh at people who read books?


Mr. Aloco is 5 times smarter than you.

boobyd was raised in the frozen food section.

OK, that was pretty damn funny @ 6:21.

I as well as some that can comprehend the Dolphin #1 problem...

Jeff "the scout" Ireland. We will NEVER, EVER go anywhere as long as the scout is occupying the GM's office.

Each and EVERY year we are at the same place, same time, same fraud of a GM.

We waste $31M on Hartline and he has done WHAT for us??? ZERO, Nada, zilch, comprende?

yet we are sitting back LIKE WE ALWAYS DO... LOOKING for those ACORNS and REAL CHAMPIONSHIP teams are snatching up all the great available FA.

That's my take could not care less if you like it or hate it.. It's all mine.

Good night.

NYG

Tell us when Cowher is coming.

Um, somebody might want to let NY "G" know that free-agency actually starts TOMORROW.

nyg are u drunk. ireland so far has been great this off season. with wallace and cook signing tomm u better say sorry

Aloco = Blog Court Jester, always has, it's shtick it's a joke or we've all been dealing with a 3 Yr. old for sometime now. You guys pay it to much mind, lets get back to talking Football were the info. is flying on all Sports Channels.

ME HAS FEELIN THAT FILIFELFEA COACH COOKI CHIPS GOIN TO SEE GENO SMITS AT WV IS SMOKES SCREEN LUCKIN FOR TRADING.

spare us the 5th grade comebacks, bobby.

you & craig show ur true colors everyday. just because ur uneducated doesn't mean you have to act like it.

it's the internet, pretend to be smart & civilized!

Ireland is doing a fine job now. Some are just not astute enough to recognize it yet.

BOBBYD12,


YOU MUST BEEN HPMELESS @ POINT OF YOUR LIFE ....

THE
FILTHY
POSTER.......

YOU MUST BEEN HOMELESS @ SOME POINT OF YOUR FILTHY LIFE ..

Tjt.. I know when it starts,,, 4pm Tue.. I am "predicting" and looking in the predictable Ireland crystal, I mean Meat ball that ireland will do as he always did.

Dusty I can be drunk if i was drinking lol.. If we sign Wallace i WILL apologize but most likely you wont see that as you cant get a word in edge wise on here anymore.

Time to make the donuts.. Good luck all.

Dont know about the rest of you but I see a possible 1st rd olineman coming.

nyg are u drunk. ireland so far has been great this off season. with wallace and cook signing tomm u better say sorry

Posted by: dusty bottoms | March 11, 2013 at 06:28 PM
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Great....lol.....

I see Patterson. Ireland is going to double down, like he has in the past...this time on WR...Wallace, Patterson, and put the WR issue to bed.

BOBBD12,

IS A MAN OF INTEGRITY .........

FILTHY
MAN.....

HE WRITES VERY GOOD ENGLISH,BUT IT'S TOO BAD,HE'S FILTHY PERSON ,,,,

I see Lane Johnson 1st rd pick. Fins running out of fa money fast!

yesterday wallace and cook will take a big chunk, we need 2 corners now

Wallace will take Miami hands down over Minnesota.

Warm weather and Tannehill trumps the frozen tundra and Ponder.

Dolphins will be a great team by the time Ross moves them to LA!

Indy could very well be a surprise contender for Wallace. Maybe even NE.

The LA stadium plans have come to a standstill. Won't happen any time soon.

la out of nfl buisness, that was last chance and nobody wanted it. city laughed at stadium pro

12:01 am Ireland will leak news Wallace a done deal.

Our pal Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post rounded up the latest Dolphins-Wallace scuttlebutt on Monday morning, noting the various reports (and there are many!) connecting Wallace to South Beach.

Volin then adds that he hears from a source that Miami landing Wallace is a "done deal." .

dusty,

Ben Volin follows Incarcerated Bob on twitter(done deal).

NE is not even in the Wallace sweepstakes. They need to resign Volmer and Welker

There goes Boldin, who I wanted. Why are they looking at Jared Cook, he's a bust.I hope they locked up someone the last two days.

and how bout ed reed today saying he would love to come to miami

Would it be against the law to toss bobbydoosh and craig moron into a glacier?

dusty,

Where did you hear Ed Reed would love to be a Dolphins?

The Chargers eventually winding up in L.A. is one of the worst kept secrets in sports.

Of course, with some of THIS bunch the news that the sun will rise in the East tomorrow would come as a shock.

Some of you are like school on Sunday. NO CLASS.

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

ne has little interest in welker. welker said to be talking to cowboys among others

jared cook is one of the best pass catching tes out there. he would be great down the seam

yesterday nfl network, but online this is all i found: Reed is considered by many to be the best safety in NFL history and he has spent his entire career with the Ravens. Bill Belichick has long been a fan of his work, Reed is very close with Colts coach Chuck Pagano from their time together in Baltimore and in college and Miami, where Reed played college ball, is seeking leaders and help at safety.

Does Dashi still post here?

Wanted to leave him a picture of the girl Spoelstra's using to cover up his obvious homosexuality.

http://blacksportsonline.com/home/wp-content/gallery/nikki-sapp/nikki-sapp-5.jpg

garrard 1000 times better than sanchez so they did actually get better today

Reed is going to the 9'rs

Miami is going to blow their whole wad on Wallace who won't do half as well without Big Ben.

bobby, you've proven 1000 times you are the dumbest most offensive vile creature on the blog. Go die.

"Our pal Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post rounded up the latest Dolphins-Wallace scuttlebutt on Monday morning, noting the various reports (and there are many!) connecting Wallace to South Beach.

Volin then adds that he hears from a source that Miami landing Wallace is a "done deal."

Dusty,

Let's just hope Ben is right b/c if we miss out on Wallace the groundswell will so negative among the fan base & it would seal Ireland's fate. I know this

Bottom line--Whether it's fair or not Ireland if Ireland doesn't get Wallace &/or the team doesn't have a winning season he's done in Miami. Ross gave him the benefit of the doubt by keeping him after the Parcells/Sparano debacle but there's no doubt he's 100% under the gun right now.

You guys are acting like Wallace is the greatest WR to ever play the game. He will be helpful but he isn't going to do nearly as much as you think. Just look what he did last year, very average.

Don't be in denial, look and see.

Wallace is so great there is no competetion for him at his price. It's the bigger fool that will land him.

Very fine teams are taking Percy and Boldin... Wallace, only one foolish team will pay his price.

GM's around the league confirm this.

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