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Dolphins to bring in S Donovin Darius

In what is already a suspect and depleted Dolphins’ secondary, the team is scheduled, according to Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, to bring in former Oakland Raider and Jacksonville Jaguar safety Donovin Darius for a workout today. 

Darius, 32, is known for his hard-hitting style of play on the field that he displayed often during his nine years with the Jaguars (franchise-leading 846 tackles); he was released by the Jaguars in June 2006 and was subsequently released by the Raiders last week.  Darius has 14 career interceptions (5 in 2004 alone); however, he played in only 2 games in 2005 (tore his ACL) and played in only 10 games in 1006 (broken ankle vs. the New York Giants).

Whether he would be a good fit or not is difficult to say.  His injury history may be an obstacle to getting signed by the Dolphins.  But at the same time, he would provide the leadership in the secondary that the team sorely needs and contribute as well.  One would expect that if the Dolphins do indeed sign Darius, it will be for only a 1-year deal, especially since the incumbent safety, Yeremiah Bell, is out for the year with a torn Achilles tendon. 

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