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Soliai gets big $$ from Falcons

It's been known Paul Soliai was going to break the bank.

The bank where the Atlanta Falcons leave their deposits is today a little leaner because the former Dolphins defensive tackle has joined the NFC team.

Soliai is en route to Atlanta right now and will be signing a five-year contract worth $32 million with $14 million fully guaranteed.

Soliai will be making $11 million this year, according to a source familiar with the deal.

The Dolphins were never really in the game for Soliai. They never actually presented a contract to kick off negotiations.

They did make verbal offers that would have paid Soliai $5.5 million this year.

Not close.

Update: Paul Soliai released a statement thanking you, the fans, for his time in Miami. He thanks assistant coach Kacy Rodgers and he thanks "the previous" staff for bringing him into the NFL. He does not thank the Dolphins organization and I'm told that is by design:

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