Saturday, March 12, 2016

Saturday Morning Update: Nolan Carroll on his way back to Miami?

Here is the latest with what is going on with the Dolphins as we sit on this Saturday Morning.

-Brandon Weeden flew into town last night and will visit with the Dolphins brass Saturday, I would expect to see Weeden ink a deal to be the Dolphins back-up QB. Look, it's Brandon Weeden and you know what your getting. He's just the back-up and you can't flip out folks and be up in arms about it. Compared to Matt Moore I think Weeden is a slight upgrade, slight. Neither is really any good and let's be honest,  if any back-up QB is playing for Miami this team is going to be really bad in 2016.

-Former Dolphins CB Nolan Carroll was in Dallas yesterday meeting with the Cowboys but he left without signing a contract. There is a report out from Eagles beat reporter Tim McManus that Carroll is drawing interest from Miami and Philadelphia (his current team.) Carroll did improve during the time he spent in Miami and in Philadelphia he was a starter last and played well until he broke his ankle and missed the final 5 games. He isn't a lock-down #1 CB but he is a capable NFL Starter who would fit nicely opposite Byron Maxwell (who he started opposite of last year.) If Carroll returned to Miami the Dolphins secondary would be much improved at the CB position than it was last year. And if the Fins are able to land Apple, Hargraves, or Alexander then the Fins would have a nice tro of CB's in 2016. Carroll does have family in Florida and his mother is the former Lieutenant Governor of Florida as well so there things outside of money and football that could draw him back to the state.

-Still no word on if Denver will match CJ Anderson. The Patriots had Chris Hogan sign an offer sheet and the Bills immediately stated they wouldn't match it and the transaction went through. No such luck on Denver and it looks like Denver will take the full five days they are allotted. So, we should know by Tuesday.

-The Dolphins are still talking to Lions DE Jason Jones and he was in Miami on Friday, but now Pittsburgh has jumped into the mix and are talking to him. The Dolphins really need to address the DE position, with only Mario Williams, Terence Fede, and Cam Wake who may start the year on PUP the position is very thin and the market is drying up quick in free agency. If Jason Jones doesn't sign with the Fins and goes elsewhere, in Rd 1 the Dolphins will be forced to go DE and maybe pass on a better and higher ranked player at CB or LB who is on the board.

-Former University of Miami and Pittsburgh Steeler LB Sean Spence is also visiting with the Dolphins. In college Spence was one of the most sought after recruits in college the year he came out. He was drafted by Pittsburgh in round 3 and has had years of serious injuries. His first 2 seasons in the league were sabotaged by injuries. Last year he stayed healthy and was a productive back-up linebacker. Miami needs capable bodies at linebacker in the worst way and Spence would be a quality addition to specials teams and the defense. No word on when he plans on signing with a team.

-Per NFL Network the Dolphins are setting up a visit with DE Chris Clemons as well. As we stated with the Jason Jones talk, the Dolphins need DE help badly. Clemons has been in the league for 12 years and has seen it all. His best days are behind him for sure but he is a warm body and right now the Fins need warm bodies.

Keep checking the site all weekend for more news and rumors as we get it.

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