Tuesday, March 27, 2007

News Roundup

Here's the latest news on the Dolphins front:

- DT Keith Traylor will not have to serve a suspension during the 2007 season for his arrest last May as a result of a DUI and malicious injury to property.

- Both WR Az-Zahir Hakim and OL Chris Liwienski were both signed to one-year contracts worth $720,000. Also, the signing of Liwienski does not rule out the possible signing of G Matt Lehr. Lehr's agent said that he would be renewing negotiations with the team on Monday.

- K Olindo Mare offered to return his $250,000 roster bonus in return for being released. However, the team has refused as it continues to try and trade him. Mare's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has said that there are teams willing to trade for Olindo. If that is true, Miami should pull the trigger and take whatever they can get for him now. The team can't hold on to him forever, and other teams know that. The longer Miami waits in engineering a trade, the less likely it is to get done. At this point, they can probably only expect a seventh-round draft pick, but that's certainly better than nothing.

- The trade that sent DT Dan Wilkinson to Denver for a sixth-round pick is likely to be rescinded. The Broncos no longer have any interest in Wilkinson, and even if he shows up for his physical, the team will likely find a reason to fail him. GM Randy Mueller said that he does not expect to have that extra pick in the draft.

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