Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Wednesday News Items

[Update: 6:18 P.M.] Joey Porter passed his physical and officially signed his contract today.

-Since Miami has lost both RB Sammy Morris (Patriots) and now RB Travis Minor (Rams) in free agency, they are looking to add depth at running back. Ricky Williams plans to ask the league for his reinstatement soon, but even if he does come back, the team will still need another RB. They recently expressed interest in RB Maurice Hicks, and LaBrandon Toefield had a free agent visit with the team today. Toefield was a fourth-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003. His productivity and playing time dropped severely last year with the emergence of Maurice Jones-Drew, as he played in only four games, rushing 10 times for 22 yards.

-The team also had a free agent visit with S Cameron Worrell. Worrell was signed by the Chicago Bears in 2003 as an undrafted free agent. He played in 16 games last season for the Bears, primarily on special teams. [End Update]

The Sun-Sentinel has posted an article with a few new tidbits:

- Along with WR Donte Stallworth and WR Kelley Washington, the team has expressed interest in WR Shaun McDonald. McDonald was a fourth-round draft pick of the Rams in 2003.

- Kansas City QB Trent Green was given permission to seek a trade, and the Dolphins will likely be one of the teams contacted. Wherever he ends up signing, he will probably have to restructure his contract. He is scheduled to make $7.2 million in 2007.

- The team is discussing a multi-year contract with QB Cleo Lemon. He was recently tendered as a restricted free agent with a one-year, $1.3 million contract.

- The team is concerned that DT Dan Wilkinson, who was traded to the Broncos for a sixth-round pick, may retire rather than playing another season in Denver. His retirement would nullify the trade, and the Dolphins would not receive the draft pick. However, Denver's defensive line coach, Bill Johnson said he is optimistic about Wilkinson playing another year.

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