Despite a looming eight game suspension to start the year and an ongoing rehab for a serious quadriceps injury, the Dolphins have decided to re-sign NT Jason Ferguson.
Ferguson hopes to be healthy by training camp, and despite the suspension, he will still be allowed to take place in all offseason activities including training camp and preseason games.
While I can't condone breaking the performance enhancing substances policies, I don't see a problem with bringing Jason back after he's served his suspension. Although not having him for the first half of the season will definitely alter Miami's approach to the draft. Had Ferguson been available from the start of the season, the team may have tried to push off drafting a new nose tackle until next year. Now, with only Paul Soliai left as a true NT, Miami will have to address that need in the draft.
And should Miami be in contention after 8 weeks, getting Jason back will really bolster the defensive line depth.