Friday, March 2, 2007
Team Tenders Bell, Lemon, Jones, and Welker
The Dolphins have made second-round tender offers to WR Wes Welker, QB Cleo Lemon, and S Yeremiah Bell. This means that each player will receive a one-year contract for $1.3 million unless another team is willing to give up a second-round pick for that player. If another team decides to give up that pick, Miami would have a chance to match that team's offer. The team also tendered P Donnie Jones at an $850,000 salary, meaning that any team can sign him to an offer sheet without surrendering draft-pick compensation. CB Eddie Jackson was not tendered.
In other news, Miami claims that it released DE Kevin Carter due to "evaluation" reasons and not salary cap reasons.
FB Darian Barnes said that the Dolphins will not be re-signing him. This could be opening the door for Miami to sign FB Ovie Mughelli.
The team does not appear to have much interest in keeping DT Dan Wilkinson.
If the team does not re-sign OLB Donnie Spragan, another free agent possibility could be Donnie Edwards. "Asked Thursday on ESPN which linebacker he would like to play next to, Edwards' immediate response was the Dolphins' Zach Thomas."
There are some reports that say Miami could be interested in WR Ashley Lelie.