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When the NFL’s free agency period began, there was some chatter amongst Miami Dolphins fans that it would be nice if a couple of former Miami Hurricanes would make a homecoming trip.
Well that never happened, and the Dolphins didn’t show any interest in adding either Andre Johnson or Frank Gore. Both players ended up signing with the Indianapolis Colts.
CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald caught up with Johnson and asked him about the possible Miami return trip.
“I always had a dream of playing at home,” Johnson admitted. “I was a huge Dolphins fan. But they never called.”
The veteran receiver signed a three-year deal with the Colts worth $21 million. With the Dolphins spending a lot of their free-agent money elsewhere, it came as no surprise to Johnson that his phone never rang.
“I understand the business side. I have a good situation,” he said.
Surely there are a lot of Dolphins fan who would’ve preferred to see the team go after Johnson instead of Greg Jennings, but the latter signed a deal that came with a lower cap hit by $5 million.
Johnson is about two years older than Jennings, but the former Canes standout has been more productive over the past few years.
Jennings has seemed to be a good fit with the Dolphins so far, but imagining a receiving corps of Johnson-Landry-Stills-Parker is downright scary.
As lethal as that combination could have been, it appears that the Dolphins brass didn’t think it was worth spending another $5 million.
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