Thursday, April 26, 2007
Spragan re-signed; RB coach added
OLB Donnie Spragan was re-signed to a one-year contract. Since joining the Dolphins in 2005, Spragan has appeared in all 32 games, starting 18. I would have been upset if Spragan was being brought back to man the starting strong-side linebacker position since he has shown a lack of play-making ability during his tenure. He was particularly poor at rushing the quarterback. Fortunately, OLB Joey Porter was signed earlier in the offseason and Spragan will serve as his primary backup. Spragan makes an ideal backup. He's never injured and he knows the scheme of the defense well. Also, his starting experience will be valuable if he has to fill in for an injured starter. He can be expected to make a solid contribution to special-teams as well.
After firing RB coach Bobby Williams, the team has added Bobby Jackson to fill the vacant position. Jackson, 67, has 20 years of NFL coaching experience, and he coached with Cam Cameron from 1994-1996.
In other RB news, Ricky Williams is now officially eligible for reinstatement and the commissioner has 60 days to make a ruling.