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Tennessee Titans v Miami Dolphins


Defensive Back Sean Smith is being courted by Tampa Bay, New England and Arizona, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports Jason Cole.

In 16 starts the 25-year-old recorded 53 tackles, two interceptions and three forced fumbles.

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Let’s assume that Wes Welker re-signs with the Patriots, because Wes Welker not signing with the Patriots would cause an immediate zombie apocalypse. And for fun, let’s also assume that the Dolphins continue spending all of their money, as even after signing Brian Hartline late last night — as was widely expected — they still have $33 million in cap space. Thanks for that very manageable 2013 cap hit of about $3-4 million, Brian, which leaves plenty of cash to overpay for either Greg Jennings and Mike Wallace while further supporting Hartline and sophomore quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

When that happens, contracts will inflate, and we’ll all die.

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Buffalo Bills v Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins have re-signed backup Quarterback Matt Moore according to a tweet from Jeff Darlington. While terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, it’s assumed Moore will be one of the league’s higher paid backups. Moore’s re-signing weakens already thin Free Agent Quarterback class.

The move caps a busy couple days for the Dolphins, as they re-signed WR Brian Hartline to a 5-year, $30.77M deal late last night. GM Jeff Ireland is expected to make at least one more splash in Free Agency. Pro Football Talk’s Darin Gantt hypothesizes the Fins will look to add a big name Wide Receiver.

Moore started 12 games in 2011, throwing for 2,497 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions for a QB rating of 87.1. Last year Moore appeared in 10 games, taking to backseat to rookie Ryan Tannehill.

St Louis Rams v Miami Dolphins

According to a report by ProFootballTalk, the Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with wide receiver Brian Hartline.

Hartline, who had a breakout season in 2012 with 1,083 yards receiving, is reported to be getting $30.775 million over five years including $12.5 million in guaranteed money.

Hartline played in all 16 of the Dolphins’ games last season (15 starts) and had 74 receptions for 1,083 yards and a single touchdown.

 

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The latter part of that headline was beginning to feel like a formality, and now it’s just been finalized (maybe, probably, likely…free agency!).

Instead of choosing to retain Jake Long with the franchise tag, the Dolphins elected to use their tag on defensive tackle Randy Starks, a more affordable move that will cost $8.45 million for a one year deal that’s fully guaranteed. As a general rule in life, making 305-pound men angry is not a wise decision. So Jeff Ireland should probably hide somewhere in his George Costanza office bunker…

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Football’s most disparaging and embarrassing specter is nearing, as the Pro Bowl rosters were released earlier this week. As usual, there are qualms with the construction of it, as some of the invited surnames should not be going to Hawaii. Players are living off their reputations and getting voted in despite not performing to worthy standards, which only further adds to the abomination that is the Pro Bowl.

Perhaps it’s a situation for the best that the truly deserving players don’t go — they won’t have a reputation to shove down the drain as they loosely attempt to put on a show for global viewers. The previous Pro Bowl, in short, was a disaster, and so bad that even Roger Goodell has rightfully become in favor of dropping it. Players should simply be honored for getting voted in, and one of those players should be Miami Dolphins’ center Mike Pouncey.

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The Dolphins have placed four-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long on the injured reserve after the Michigan alum tore a tricep muscle during Sunday’s loss to New England.

Long’s injury has led many to ask, including ESPN’s James Walker, if the LT has played his last game with the Dolphins. The former no.1 pick will be an unrestricted free agent in March.

In the short term Ryan Tannehill owners should be very concerned. The Dolphins travel to the fortress that is Candlestick Park to take on one of the league’s most imposing pass rushes without their franchise left tackle. Aldon Smith, — who leads the NFL in sacks with 17.5 – Justin Smith and company will be primed for a big day.

When you also include the fact that Tannehill is the league’s worst QB on third downs Sunday is probably going to devolve into a shit show. Brian Hartline, Davone Bess, Reggie Bush and most obviously Tannehill should find your bench this week.