Friday's Free Agency Blitz

Friday will be a busy day for the Dolphins. Early Friday morning the organization is meeting with Rams offensive linemen Shelly Smith. Earlier reports are he was meeting with the Fins Thursday night. Now it is being reported he flew into Miami Thursday night and has an early morning meeting with the Dolphins. Considering the fact Smith has left the Giants and Patriots facilities with no contract this week already and Miami is in desperate need for offensive guards I have a feeling there might be a match here. Would not be shocked to see Smith sign with Miami today.

Cortland Finnegan is meeting with the Fins Friday night. Also Finnegan announced that he will be representing himself and not using an agent. To me this move is baffling and I don't get it. Finnegan is shot as a player, out of the 110 cornerbacks last year in the NFL Finnegan was ranked 109. He was beyond terrible. Also, Jeff Fisher is a huge Finnegan fan. He had him in Tennessee and brought him to St.Louis and stuck by him through all of his on and off the field troubles. So, if Fisher doesn't want him now what does that tell you? Yes, that Finnegan can't play anymore. I would have rather seen Miami pay a bit more for Nolan Carroll (who didn't get big money as he expected) or kick the tires and pay a little more for SF cornerback Tarell Brown who is still on the open market.

LeGarrette Blount is also a name being linked with Miami. The Dolphins want to add an experienced free
agent running back. The Miami Herald also reports they want a bigger bruising back type and Blount fits the bill. Plus he has ties with Hickey from their Tampa days. Don't be surprised if this weekend a deal is struck there.

Also something to keep in mind this free agency period; do not expect the Dolphins to use every cent of their cap space. The organization also has two big name players they will need to re-sign or extend in the coming year. Mike Pouncey and Ryan Tannehill are two players the Dolphins want to keep and make sure they have enough cap space for to lock-up long-term before either hits free agency. So, if you don't understand why the Dolphins aren't buying more players, well they need to save some of that cap space for down the road.

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