Dolphins Free Agency Frenzy DAY 2 Report

Day two of Free Agency was a very busy day in South Florida for the Dolphins. Lots of new players brought into the fold for the Fins so let's get into it and break it down.

-The Dolphins signed LB Lawrence Timmons to a 2 year deal worth $12 million with $11 million guaranteed. This is a no brainer move for the Dolphins as their linebackers were a dumpster fire last year. Timmons can play either MLB or OLB, he has only missed 2 games in 10 seasons, and he has a nasty streak to him and his game. He isn't the long-term answer for the Dolphins at this position but he is a nice addition and stop-gap player who upgrades this unit instantly. With Timmons and Kiko Alonso now as two of the three starting linebackers the Dolphins are well on their way to having a respectable linebacker unit. And I wouldn't be so sure the Fins are done in free agency with adding linebackers. Stay tuned...

-The Dolphins replaced Isa Abdul Quddus by signing Raiders safety Nate Allen as they signed Allen to a 1 year $3.4 million deal which is an absolute steal. Allen is a 7 year vet who has played for Philadelphia and Oakland. Allen is a solid player but not someone who is a game changer at this stage in his career. He can step in and start from Day 1 but if Miami uses an early round pick on a safety in the draft then Allen would probably be a better fit as the teams 3rd safety and coming off the bench. Miami may have found a starting safety at a very reasonable price and team friendly price.

-We reported last night that Ted Larsen signed with Miami, today they made it official and pen went to paper. Not much more to add than what I said last night; Larsen is a back-up center and someone who will compete to start at a guard position. A solid player at most likely a solid price. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed but it was announced it was a 3 year contract.

-Miami is one of four teams that wants to visit with DT Dontari Poe. Poe is scheduled to visit with the Colts on Sunday. It is a buyer be ware situation with Poe as he has some back issues that has scared off some teams. Any team that signs Poe will have to do an extensive medical check on Poe.

-Dolphins Tight End Jordan Cameron announced his retirement today. With numerous concussions and injuries this was expected and we wish Jordan well.

What to expect next as Free Agency continues you ask? I think things will slow down some for the Dolphins. Here are some things to keep an eye on....

-The Dolphins look to add another Guard via free agency.

-Jarvis Landry to get a contract extension

-Do the Dolphins look to double down and get another possible starting linebacker? Zach Brown maybe who has been linked to Miami in a few places.

-If a solid Defensive Tackle is available at the right price I think Miami will make a play for them.


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