I think it’s safe to say that Day 2 of free agency wasn’t quite as exciting as Day 1. On Day 1, the Dolphins added Mike Wallace, Dannell Ellerbe, and Philip Wheeler, while resigning Chris Clemons. They also cut ties with Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett. On Day 2, the Dolphins spoke with players and most notably, brought in Dustin Keller for a visit. Perhaps the Dolphins lack of transactions has to do with them waiting on Jake Long and Sean Smith. Each situation is fluid, but it seems like we will have some clarification on each by this time tomorrow.
Long spent almost all day yesterday taking a physical with the Rams. Due to his recent injuries, the Rams want to be 100% sure that they are not getting an injured player, if the two sides agree to terms. The Rams took Jake and his wife Jackie out to dinner last night, which Jackie tweeted, was ‘great’. There were reports yesterday afternoon that turned out to be false, claiming that Jake and the Rams had agreed on a deal.
Meanwhile, according to Armando Salguero, the Dolphins still believe they have a chance to retain Long, but they are only willing to do so at their price. It seems like the situation is drawing to a close and I would expect a decision by the Longs at some point today. If Long decides to sign with the Rams, you can expect the Dolphins to quickly make a move for Eric Winston, who is said to be in Miami (so he’s not too far away, Mr. Ireland!). (cont’d on page 2, click here)