- 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
It would appear that the major Dolphin related activity is over, but there is still plenty of news items happening today in Davie, Florida.
OL Nate Garner has re-signed with the Miami Dolphins. Garner started four games last year. His signing comes a day after OT Jake Long headed to St. Louis.
The 6-foot-7, 325-pound Garner is entering his 6th season. He has played at all five positions on the line, with five starts at left guard, four at right tackle and four at right guard.
Garner originally was a 7th round choice of the Jets in 2008. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.
In other news, QB Pat Devlin and WR RJ Stanford have signed their exclusive rights tenders, and DT Randy Starks has signed his franchise tag. This will guarantee his one year contract at $8.45 million. The Fins and Starks can still sign a contract extension between now and July.
The 49ers have signed WR Marlon Moore to a one-year deal. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
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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 Miami Dolphins used their franchise tag designation on 3-tech DT Randy Starks. At $8.45m against the cap in 2013, the franchise tag for Starks is above his current market value, but made the most economical sense as compared to the Dolphins other Free Agents such Reggie Bush, Jake Long and Sean Smith.
The franchise tag also buys the Dolphins extra time to workout a long term deal with Starks which would lower his cap figure, but an agreement has to be reached by July 15 or the franchise tag figure will be irreversible. This deadline effectively will allow the Dolphins to see how the draft in April plays itself out before making a long term decision. Strategically it was a very sound move by GM Jeff Ireland.
Randy is very good player, he finished in the top 15 at his position for QB pressures in 2012, and his play earned him a Pro Bowl selection as an alternate in 2012. Starks is an unsung hero along the defensivelinewho does not get the glory of sacks but he is a major contributorto Continue reading
TheMiamiDolphins have placed the franchise tag on veteran DT Randy Starks.
The 29-year-old Starks will enter his 10th NFL season coming off a 27-tackle, 4.5 sack season in 2012.
Starks will earn $8.45 in 2013 under the franchise tag, which should leave the Dolphins somewhere around the $30 million mark once
GM Jeff Ireland signs his rookies from the 2013 NFL Draft class.
Starks was one of several Dolphins expected to hit the Free Agent market. RB Reggie Bush, WR Brian Hartline, LT Jake Long, and CB Sean Smith are expected to command the most interest on the open market.
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Miami Dolphins 2013 Draft Scenario’s
Current needs: OT, CB, WR, DE, FS, TE
Point of note: It is in my opinion that whatever occurs at the Left Tackle position with Jake Long and at the Cornerback position with Sean Smith will shape Miami’s early draft rounds more so than any other position.
*Each scenario holds precedence over the scenario that follows it.
1st Round Draft Scenario’s
|Jake Long leaves and Jonathan Martin stays at RT|
|1st round Priority: Focus should be on LT|
|OT||Luke Joeckel||(Top 5)||6-6||310|
|OT||Eric Fisher||(Top 10)||6-7||305|
|OT||Lane Johnson||(Top 20)||6-6||302|
|Jake Long leaves and Jonathan Martin moves over to LT|
|1st round Priority: Miami may wait till 2nd or 3rd round to draft RT|
|Note: The top RT DJ Fluker is a beast who can be a perennial pro-bowler. But DJ Fluker is suited for a power based MBS. Miami may wait for a prospect at RT that can fit into their ZBS in the 2nd or 3rd round. Miami can therefore pursue CB, FS or DE with its first selection.|
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