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Dolphins Week In Review

While this week was almost newsless as far as the Miami Dolphins go, this weekend brought in a whirlwind of tidbits of news that finally brought the Dolphins media to life.

One of the bigger headlines this weekend relates to the Mike Nolan signing of last week.

Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, current Denver Broncos defensive end, Elvis Dumervil is on the Dolphins radar because of Nolan.

The thing with this move is that Dumervil is a restricted free agent this year, and the Broncos will likely tender him, meaning the Dolphins would have to give up either a first round pick, or both a first and a third rounder, something the Dolphins do not like to do.

Let me start off by saying that in no way would I ever use our first rounder, the 12th overall pick, on Elvis Dumervil.

In my mind, he is almost a clone of Cameron Wake. Dumervil is terrible against the run, like Wake.

Instead of trying to force a trade to get Dumervil, why not let Nolan do what he does best, in developing pass rushers, and let him coach up Wake. Wake has the size, strength, athleticism, and skill, to make it big in this league, and it is only a matter of time and coaching before he finally bursts onto the scene.

There has also been talk around the Dolphins training facility that Joey Porter may be long gone by the start of training camp.

Ethan Skolnick from the South Sun-Sentinel is reporting that the Dolphins may be getting tired of Peezy’s act, and have been trying not to “tip the Joey boat” the past two years. In fact, Skolnick says that Porter repeatedly sent players back to the sidelines who went in to sub Joey out, he especially did this on 3rd downs.

If Porter were to be let go, he is due a $1.2 million roster bonus this year, this would clear the way for the Dolphins to bring back Jason Taylor for at least another year. It is unlikely that both Taylor and Porter come back again for one more year with each other, battling for the weakside spot. If Porter were to come back, Taylor would in no way come back for one more year of basically taking the back seat to Porter.

Starting strong safety Yeremiah Bell has been named as a Pro-Bowl starter in the place of Indianapolis Colts safety Antoine Bethea, who will be playing in the Super Bowl this year.

It is nice to see someone who works as hard as Bell does, finally get rewarded for all of the work and time that he has put in to this Dolphins squad, and helping them with the rebuilding process the past couple of years.


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