The Dolphins have found their new QB. WELCOME TO SOUTH BEACH KYLE ORTON. UMM WAIT A SECOND!!!
No the Dolphins didnt trade for Kyle Orton. Instead they have signed UFA QB Matt Moore from Carolina to a two-year deal worth $5 million! http://www.oregonlive.com/nfl/index.ssf/2011/07/quarterback_matt_moore_to_sign.html
Right away I am obviously upset by this, and dont think that Matt Moore is the solution. Moore MIGHT bring competition for Henne, but personally I dont see it. I am going to have to go over more tape on Moore to fully decide how I feel about this but at the moment Jeff Ireland is making me a very upset man. Did the Dolphins upgrade at backup QB? Probably, but they needed to upgrade their starting QB.
Earlier this morning Steve Ross said that "Tony (Sparano) is a great guy. The players like him. But he’s got to win this season" I don't see any reason to think that this is CURRENTLY a playoff team. That being said, its Henne time and I am very open to him proving me wrong
Side Note : @adbrandt tweeted: Kyle Orton's $1.5 million roster bonus activated at 4pm et. Broncos unlikely to trade after making that commitment
@JeffDarlington Sources: The Dolphins have come to a contract agreement with RB Daniel Thomas, the team's second-round draft pick. He'll sign shortly.
Sheets and Hilliard are both exclusive rights FA and not on the roster or practice field today
Also here is a picture of Henne and our new toy in Miami
The Dolphins have found their new QB. WELCOME TO SOUTH BEACH KYLE ORTON. UMM WAIT A SECOND!!!
For all of the hype surrounding the Dolphins landing Reggie Bush and still pushing to pry Kyle Orton from the Broncos, training camp starting today and the first practice kicking off tomorrow has flown right under the radar.
The Dolphins still have needs to address at quarterback and possibly outside linebacker, but an underrated must is getting the rookies under contract in a timely manner, especially Mike Pouncey and Daniel Thomas who figure to be significant contributors from day one.
Jeff Ireland and company began that process earlier this afternoon, coming to terms with the two seventh-round selections -nose tackle Frank Kearse and safety Jimmy Wilson- and sixth-round pick Charles Clay. All three deals are reportedly for four years although the financial terms have yet to surface.
Kearse is a nice developmental piece at the nose and Jimmy Wilson has considerable upside for a late-rounder. But of the group, Charles Clay is the one who will be monitored the closest.
Getting Clay under contract a day before the first practice means we won’t have to wait to see how the Dolphins plan to utilize him. Will he be a tight end, a fullback, or some sort of hybrid? Also, it will be interesting to see whose roster spot Clay will threaten. Will a third tight end be the victim or could Clay actually unseat Lousaka Polite? Yes, Polite is an exceptional short-yardage converter, but he’s been an erratic lead blocker.
I also expect the Dolphins to wrap up negotiations with Mike Pouncey, Daniel Thomas, and “Clyde” Gates sooner rather than later. Maybe they miss tomorrow’s workout, but too much is invested in their immediate impact for them to be held out for long.
Thanks to our buddies at Finsiders, we have learned of all of the new Dolphin rookie's jersey numbers.
As Prime Time Deion Sanders said " You look good, you feel good. You feel good, you play good "
Mike Pouncey, G/C: #63
Daniel Thomas, RB: #33 (VERY SAD, Such an ugly number)
Clyde Gates, WR: #83
Charles Clay, FB/TE: #31 / Also according to Omar Kelly he is the first of the draftees to come to terms, signing a 4-year deal. Terms not disclosed yet.
Frank Kearse, DT: #66
Jimmy Wilson, DB: #35
Vincent Agnew, CB: #41
Brett Brackett, TE: #84
Garrett Chisolm, OL: #60
Pat Devlin, QB: #9
Jonathan Freeny, LB: #49
Nic Grigsby, RB: #42
DJ Jones, OL: #71
Johnny Jones, DL: #62
Phillip Livas, WR: #85
Jose Perez, DB: #43
Quinton Spears, LB: #48
FREE AGENCY FRENZY HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT CRAZY AND A LOT OF FUN! This is a list of where the big names have landed!
Also note: Chad Ochocino + Albert Haynesworth were traded to New England
Nnamdi Asomugha, Raiders CB (Signed with PHI. 5-year, $60 million)
Johnathan Joseph, Bengals CB (Signed With Hou)
Zach Miller, Raiders TE
Cullen Jenkins, Packers DL (signed year deal with Philly)
Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants RB
Braylon Edwards, Jets WR
Matt Roth, Browns LB
Kevin Boss, Giants TE
Steve Smith, Giants WR
Carlos Rogers, Redskins CB
Ronnie Brown, Dolphins RB
Darren Sproles, Chargers RB (signed with Saints 2 yr deal)
James Jones, Packers WR
Malcom Floyd, Chargers WR
Joseph Addai, Colts RB (Signed with Colts)
Cedric Benson, Bengals RB
Dawan Landry, Ravens S (Signed with Jags)
Mike Sims-Walker, Jaguars WR (Signed with Rams per his twitter)
Jason Snelling, Falcons RB
Manny Lawson, 49ers LB
Plaxico Burress, Giants WR
Ricky Williams, Dolphins RB
Channing Crowder, Dolphins MLB
Tommie Harris, Bears DL
Randy Moss, Titans WR
Willis McGahee (Signs 3 yr 7.5 mil deal with Den)
Vince Young, Titans QB (Signed with Philly)
Roy Williams, Dallas WR ( Signs 2 yr deal with da Bears)
Ray Edwards DE ( Signs 5 yr deal with Falcons)
Kevin Burnett MLB ( Signs with Dolphins)
Per @AdamSchefter: Last hurdle to a trade between Saints and Dolphins was cleared when RB Reggie Bush reached agreement on a new 2-year contract with Miami.
@ProFootballTalk: Reggie Bush deal with the Saints, per league source: Two years, $9.75 million. He gets $5 million in 2011
As you can probably tell by now my fellow writer Cody Strahm is more articulate with his words than I am. I like to be entertaining even if it does sometimes mean losing my Shakespearean side and not using the best English. That being said here is my bottom line blog of WHAT BUSH CAN DO FOR YOU !
Well Bush can offer quick and efficient delivery!
Bush offers his 4.33 (USC Pro Day time) electric speed. Bush is one of the fastest players in the NFL and brings his quick feet to a team that really needs a jolt of speed into its lineup.
Bush also makes all of his delivery in style and finesse!
Bush not only is one of the fastest players in the league but also one of the flashiest. The Dolphins offense has not only been anemic this past 2 years but it has also been VERY BORING. Reggie Bush is a truly exciting and fun player to watch and will bring that down to South Beach.
When you have a second check out this link of Reggie Bush’s highlights and you are sure to be impressed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhTw29_JDH4
Bush can also bring you credibility!
Miami’s offense really struggled last year, bringing Bush opens up doors for all different players on the field. Bush can play a part as a WR or also as a decoy. Bush brings credibility and a certain unpredictability to this Dolphin offense.
Is Bush a good fit for you!
100% a good for the Phins. The Dolphins clearly trust Daniel Thomas after not going all in on Bradshaw and DeAneglo and Bush should see 10-15 touches a game and compliment Thomas nicely. Dolphins certainly upgraded their offense by bringing in Bush.
Is Bush well priced, is there value there?
Surprisingly yes, Miami signed Bush to a 2 year 10 million dollar contract which is very fair. Miami gets a player who was making 7 mil more on his old team. This is really solid value for Bush who the media thought would demand more money
Saints acquired S Jonathon Amaya as part of the Reggie Bush trade.
Does Bush make you look good!
This is just a personal bias, but I love it when players look good in uniforms and have that swagger, Bush is one of those guys!
So Welcome Reggie, and don’t worry we will find you a nice girl to get over Kim with in South Beach !
There was a lot of misinformation out there during undrafted free agency. But it appears most of the rumored signings involving the Dolphins came to fruition. The now official undrafted rookie additions are below:
Pat Devlin, QB, 6-2/225, Delaware
Vincent Agnew, DB, 5-10/192, Central Michigan
Brett Brackett, TE, 6-5/248, Penn State
Garrett Chisolm, OG, 6-5/312, South Carolina
Jonathan Freeny, OLB, 6-2/242, Rutgers
Nic Grigsby, RB, 5-11/199, Arizona
D.J. Jones, OT, 6-5/310, Nebraska
Johnny Jones, DT, 6-3/307, Marshall
Philip Livas, WR/KR, 5-7/179, Louisiana Tech
Jose Perez, CB, 5-11/183, San Diego State
Quinton Spears, LB, 6-4/234, Prairie View A&M
Many were pushing back sleep tonight in hopes of hearing firsthand of a completed trade that would send Broncos’ quarterback Kyle Orton to the Miami Dolphins. Instead, we were all in for a curveball, as Jeff Ireland has apparently been on the line with the New Orleans Saints attempting to hammer out a deal for Reggie Bush.
The two parties came to an agreement shortly after 1 a.m. this morning, sending Bush to Miami contingent on Reggie agreeing to a new contract in South Beach that would spare the Dolphins the $11.8 million he’s owed in 2011.
What the Dolphins are giving up in this swap hasn’t become known as of yet. I would imagine it would be in the ballpark of a fifth or sixth-round pick, though, as the Saints are just looking to get anything they can out of a guy they would have been forced to release.
Obviously, there are several reasons why this makes a ton of sense for the Dolphins’ revamped offense. Second-round pick Daniel Thomas would benefit from having a complimentary back with dangerous speed. Well, Bush is one of the most explosive players in the league. He’s your ideal fit to spell Thomas on third-down especially, with superb receiving skills out the back-field and split out wide in the slot. Add dynamic punt returner to the mix, and the Dolphins have just become considerably more exciting to watch just in time for training camp.
As I’ve said before, though, there are reasons not to fall in love with Bush. He’s had a difficult time staying healthy, having not played a full 16-game season since his rookie year. Bush isn’t a vastly productive runner either; as his career-high is a mere 581 yards and his yards-per-carry mark didn’t top 3.8 until ’09.
If Daniel Thomas is the back the Dolphins think he is and he’s able to carry the bulk of the workload productively, Bush’s shortcomings will be less of an issue. But because Thomas is still a huge question mark as a rookie, I think accompanying Bush with a capable workhorse is in order.
Bringing back Ronnie Brown would be my ideal signing, but other backs like Willis McGahee or Marion Barber would also be solid insurance policies.
As of 2:30 this morning, it also isn’t known whether or not this will affect the Dolphins’ chances of trading for Kyle Orton. Negotiations that were set to wrap up as soon as 6 p.m. Wednesday night have likely turned south to some degree, and Jeff Darlington is reporting that Orton and the Broncos are still in talks with “multiple” other teams.