The Miami Dolphins added some bulk to its defensive line Thursday when it signed defensive lineman Vaughn Martin, formerly of the San Diego Chargers, to a two-year contract.
While he could have held out into training camp, Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks has instead signed his franchise tender and accept a one-year, fully-guaranteed contract worth more than $8 million.
The Miami Dolphins applied the franchise tag to defensive tackle Randy Starks Monday ahead of the 4 p.m. deadline to decide on franchising players, according to NFL.com.
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.
As the Miami Dolphins look to build a roster to win consistently in the NFL, one thing the Dolphins have plenty of this offseason is salary cap space.
By most predictions, the Miami Dolphins exceeded expectations in 2012. But, after getting mauled by the New England Patriots Sunday; the game showed just how far the Dolphins have to go before they can compete with the Pats.
Should they or shouldn’t they? New England tight end Rob Gronkowski could be cleared to play in this weekend’s contest versus Miami, but the Patriots aren’t sure if they should let him play or wait and activate him in the postseason. Waiting could avoid re-aggravating the surgically repaired forearm which he fractured in Week 11.
The Dolphins were expected to be a 4-6 win team at best this season, but are looking like a playoff contender at 4-3 on the season. So which Dolphins are key to to the franchise’s success this year and in the future? CBSMiami looked at the 2012 Dolphins on a value scale for this list.
Miami didn’t have high expectations starting the season with a rookie quarterback. But solid performances by several unexpected players, including Ryan Tannehill, have put the Dolphins in the playoff picture.
Miami starting safeties Reshad Jones and Chris Clemons may become household names by the end of the season after flying under the radar for so long.