Less than a day after the annual spending blitz that comes with the start of free agency in the National Football League; it’s clear the biggest winners after the first 12 hours are offensive tackles.
The Miami Dolphins had a big hole at defensive tackle with Paul Soliai and Randy Starks becoming unrestricted free agents. But the Fins appear to have quickly filled that void in the first few minutes of free agency.
At this point, no news that comes from former Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is shocking, even when he is taking a baseball bat to a Ferrari. Still, Incognito’s reaction to Phoenix Fox affiliate KSAZ added to the oddity of the situation the lineman finds himself in.
In the aftermath of the Ted Wells report on the Miami Dolphins harassment scandal, it’s entirely possible the Dolphins will start the 2014 NFL season with five new starters on the offensive line.
The Miami Dolphins were already stretched thin along the offensive line, but the position of weakness took another hit Wednesday night when backup offensive lineman Will Yeatman tore his anterior cruciate ligament.
Jonathan Martin checked himself into a South Florida hospital to be treated for emotional distress in the days after leaving the Miami Dolphins, according to ESPN.com.
The Miami Dolphins spent part of the day Sunday fortifying the offensive line that will be tasked with opening running lanes for Lamar Miller and keeping defensive ends off the back of quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
The Miami Dolphins offensive line took an expected hit Monday morning when left tackle Jake Long left the team as a free agent and signed with the St. Louis Rams, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
Miami Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland will use the team’s franchise tag on a player this season, but hasn’t said who it will be, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
Miami Dolphins offensive guard Richie Incognito and defensive lineman Randy Starks have become the Fins’ third and fourth player named to this year’s Pro Bowl.