As the 2013 Free Agency period has started with a ‘bang’ for the fish, arguably already singing the best LB and WR available, there is one player still available that they must remain cautious of. However, several glaring hole remain on the dolphins roster that still need to be address OT, CB, and TE, in that order. Dustin Keller is rumored to be on his way into Miami, leaving the major holes at OT and CB. The cornerback market is currently a relatively frozen market, facing a surplus of adequate starters, such as; Derek Cox, Sean Smith, Aqib Talib, Dominque Rogers-Cromartie, etc. Chris Houston inked a deal this morning for a modest 5 million per, perhaps setting the market value and ‘unfreezing’ the market.
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A position already addressed by the Dolphins, WR, is quickly drying up, with the exception of what many considered two blue-chip players, Wes Welker and Greg Jennings. This is where the storm begins to form. News from the always busy, Adam Schefter is New England is drastically undervaluing Wes Welker. He believes Welker will search other options, and could very well leave. Meanwhile, the market for Greg Jennings isn’t exactly ‘hot.’ Jennings has been connected to only two teams thus far, Minnesota and Green Bay. Do not be shocked if a third team enters the fold later today.
New England has cleared some cap space leading some to believe they would make a run at the newly signed Dolphin’s WR Mike Wallace, which (thankfully) never came to fruition . New England has a history of picking up aging free agent WRs tha are believed to be past their prime, inevitably making the rest of the league look silly. The stars are aligning for the Patriot’s to replace Wes Welker with Greg Jennings. All the while the Dolphins still have glaring holes at CB. Now this is all just personal observation to this point, I have no ‘insider information’ on this situation. But do not be surprised if the Dolphin fans will be grimacing 2 times a year when Greg Jennings suits up in that dreaded Patriot uniform.
Update 5:14 p.m.
Wes Welker has signed a two year, 12 million dollar deal with the Denver Broncos per Adam Shefter and John Elway.
According to Profootballtalk, Danny Amendola’s agent says slot WRs are, “getting screwed (on the market)…and that there is now a chance to return to the Rams.” Now the Pats are likely going to target Amendola as Welkers replacement, but if they were unwilling to give Welker 6 million what would they give Amendola per year? Amendola is reportedly looking in the 5-6 million per season range.
Greg Jennings market is still eerily quiet… More to come!
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