- Fins sign OT Clabo Miami signs former Falcon OT Tyson Clabo to a 1 year deal
- Fins select CB Jamar Taylor Boise State CB Jamar Taylor is the Fins selection at the #54 pick
- Davone Bess traded to Browns Reports that WR Bess has indeed been traded to the Browns
- Miami takes DE Dion Jordan Miami trades up with the Raiders to select DE Dion Jordan
Ok Fin fans….before you read this, take a deep breath. Prepare yourself because if I had to guess, I’d say that the Miami Dolphins will be looking to grab an offensive tackle with their first round pick.
Not only that, but they will also be trading UP into the top 5 to get one. But I don’t think it will be for Lane Johnson.
Call it a hunch….a guess. Just my gut feeling on what the Fins plan on doing. And honestly, I’m ok with it. Not ecstatic, but not angry either. I understand the line of reasoning behind it.
Now before you try to get me committed, let’s think about this for a minute. What are Miami’s 3 biggest needs? I would say OT, CB, and TE.
Once you get past the top 3 OTs in Joeckel, Fisher, and Johnson, the talent level drops considerably. Yet the draft is stocked full of talent at the CB and TE positions. Hell, the talent there is deep into the 3rd round at both positions. And at DE, there are not any guys I like enough totradeupforoutside Continue reading
So, the Dolphins have made a number of free agency moves and continue to remain in the market by pursuing former Jets TE Dustin Keller and former Chiefs RT Eric Winston. The Dolphins could also potentially use a CB. With all the moves Miami has made, how much cap space do they continue to have to sign additional players?
Earlier reports estimated that the Dolphins had as much as $46 mil in cap space. Lets estimate how much 2013 cap space remains:
- DT Randy Starks franchise tagged $8.45 mil ($37.55 space)
- WR Mike Wallace estimated $7 mil ($30.55 mil space)
- S Chris Clemons $2.75 mil (27.8)
- QB Matt Moore $2.5 mil ($25.3)
- LB Dannell Ellerbe $2.4 mil ($22.9)
- LB Philip Wheeler $2.4 mil (20.5)
- WR Brian Hartline: $2.115 mil ($18.385)
- LB Austin Spitler RFA tender $1.323 mil ($17.062 space)
- CB R.J. Stanford RFA tender $630k (16.432 space)
- QB Pat Devlin RFA tender $480k ($15.952 space)
Miami released LB Karlos Dansby and LB Kevin Burnett but designated them as “June 1st cuts”, meaning Miami won’t realize any cap savings until June 1. Read my article http://finnation.com/cap-implications-dansby-burnett-classified-june-1st-cuts/ for the particulars. Ben Volin has a great Continue reading
The QB signs a 2 year contract valued at $8 million.
2011 Team MVP Matt Moore has a 13-12 career record as a starter and will remain in Miami as Ryan Tannehill’s backup. He is 7-3 in his last 10 starts with the team. The move allows Jeff Ireland to focus on other areas in the 2013 NFL Draft.
In other news, wide receiver Brian Hartline signed a 5 year deal worth a little over $30 million, with $12.5 million of it guaranteed.
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Here is the second and third installment of Brian Hartline’s 2012 season. You can find the first installment here Brian Hartline – 2012 – Game Tape Part 1.
At this point I will offer my thoughts on Brian Hartline, before moving onto Greg Jennings’s Game-Tape next Monday.
Part 2 and 3
I have spent considerable time looking at Brian Hartline this off-season, and as you all know from my previous article (Why Brian Hartline is Worth 3.5million per year!) I am not one who believes he is worth 6million/yr. But I must say, after going over his game tape again, I am continually impressed by the deceptiveness and accuracy with which he runs his routes. What Hartline lacks in physical tools such as straight line speed and lateral agility, he makes up for it by simply out-thinking his defenders.
Hartline is playing a poker game out there against the defense. Hartline is what I would call a double move receiver, whose main route is the “comeback”, which sets up a double move route such as the “hitch and go” for longer gains, his suc Continue reading
Its time to dispel the myths and replace opinions with facts.
This will be the first installmentofmany, we will be looking at the 2012 game-tape for the marquee Free Agents at the Wide-Receiver position. We will take a detailed look at every target, every reception and all relevant plays for free agents such as Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings, Dwayne Bowe and others.
We start at home with our very own Brian Hartline.
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