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In Topic: 2014 Miami Dolphins thread

19 June 2015 - 01:24 PM

Evan Mathis (old news) was released by the Eagles.


This is such a good fit for Miami that I hope they explore it, especially considering their competition for his services is the rest of the AFC East and (I think) Denver.


I'm not sure what kind of contract it's going to take in order to get a deal done...Miami has 10 million of cap space this year and literally nothing next year, so year 2 will be a challenge....but Mathis already rejected a 1 million dollar raise from Philly, and is rumored to want approximately 7 million plus per year.


If you can get him on a 1/7, I'd be willing to take that chance.  Anything more than that would probably need to be something like this:




4 million extra in guaranteed takehome money years 1 and 2 (when compared with his old Eagles contract), with the 4th year essentially being a team option year.  The cap hit stays reasonable for year 2, which is key, but Mathis is still getting paid for 3 years.   


I haven't a clue if player or agent would like a deal structured like this, but it definitely works for Miami to a degree.  Next cap year will be a burdensome one, for sure, but Mathis' deal does the best possible job of not being a major problem.

In Topic: 2014 Miami Dolphins thread

05 June 2015 - 10:10 AM

DeVante Parker has surgery to replace a screw in his foot, and will miss most, if not all of the offseason program.  


Terrible break, he was in such a good position to succeed.  Hopefully he doesn't end up starting the season on PUP, but it looks like he'll begin training camp there.  


Rishad Matthews is now looking likely to be the #4 receiver if Parker suffers any kind of setback.  

In Topic: 2014 Miami Dolphins thread

27 May 2015 - 01:32 PM

Some things of note as OTAs are ongoing.


1) Some of the positional battles that will go on throughout the offseason got their initial OTA depth chart listing.

-Greg Jennings opened as WR2 across from Kenny Stills, with DeVante Parker backing all 3 guys up (Landry was in the slot).

-Chris McCain opened the OTA's as strong-side linebacker over Spencer Paysinger and Jordan Tripp

-Jamar Taylor is the current guy at CB2, ahead of Will Davis (who is still be recovering from injury) and Zach Bowman.  No mention of Bobby McCain, who it seemed the Fins were high on.


2) The Redskins just cut Chris Chester, basically because he's too small for a power run offense they appear to be using.  He's on the old side (32), but last year, for a Redskins team that was generally bad at life, he was a net positive in pass protection (PFF has him at 6.4).  If he's healthy and willing to compete for a spot in camp, bring his ass in here.  More competition for Turner and Thomas, and chances are he won't come too expensive.

In Topic: NFL Off Season 2015 - Coaches, Caps, and Combines OH MY!

22 May 2015 - 09:26 AM

For those of you who like Hard Knocks:


It's rumored that the 3 finalists for the next season of Hard Knocks are the Bills, Texans, and Redskins.  The Browns are also rumored, but they really REALLY don't want to be there, and the Bills have a new head coach, so they can opt out this year.  


The Redskins on Hard Knocks...seeing how that franchise operates could be must-watch level trainwreck TV.

In Topic: 2014 Miami Dolphins thread

21 May 2015 - 01:12 PM

Since it's slow on Dolphins news for the time being, here's one for the lulz