SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 22: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field after the 49ers lost the NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The Giants beat the 49ers 20-17 in overtime. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Here are the Miami Dolphins news stories you may have missed over the last 24 hours:
DOLPHINS QUARTERBACK HUNT:
QB Carousel: David Garrard set to visit Miami Dolphins on Monday | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins' pursuit of a quarterback this offseason will take another interesting twist on Monday, when former Jaguars quarterback David Garrard will visit the team, a league source confirmed.
Miami Dolphins lose out quarterback Matt Flynn; Alex Smith next target - Miami Dolphins - MiamiHerald.com
The Dolphins, optimistic they could land Peyton Manning or backup plan Matt Flynn, now have lost out on both, leaving them scrambling to achieve their paramount offseason goal: upgrading at quarterback.
Report: Miami Dolphins negotiating with Alex Smith – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins are negotiating a contract with free agent quarterback Alex Smith, according to a report on DenverPost.com.
NFL.com news: Dolphins left playing QB shell game after Seahawks land Flynn
The Seahawks got the man they wanted, landing prized free-agent QB Matt Flynn on Sunday. Steve Wyche examines the repercussions of the deal, including where it leaves the Dolphins.
Alex Smith also not all that into Dolphins | Miami Dolphins In Depth
More bad news? How about this: Multiple sources tell me that the only way Alex Smith is going to sign with the Dolphins is if Peyton Manning goes to San Francisco.
Miami Dolphins facing pressure to maintain role as South Florida's premier franchise - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Miami Dolphins, once the only game in town, now face marketing challenges in a crowded sports town
Time running out for Miami Dolphins to make a ‘bolder statement’ this offseason | The Daily Dolphin
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and general manager Jeff Ireland have talked a big game over the past four months about finding the Dolphins a franchise quarterback and making the Dolphins into a winner again.
DOLPHINS DRAFT PROSPECTS:
Report: Quinton Coples to hold pre-draft visit with Miami Dolphins – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
Quinton Coples, a former North Carolina defensive end, will make a pre-draft visit with the Miami Dolphins, according to Scout.com.
PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:
2012 Matty Awards - Hall of Fame Vote - The Phinsider
The 2012 Joe Robbie Memoriale Phinsider Hall of Fame, recognizing the top members of the Phinsider community. The Phinsider is SB Nation's Miami Dolphins blog.
Miami Dolphins All-Time Top 100 Players: 59. William Judson - The Phinsider
William Judson started 106 straight games in the Dolphins defensive secondary throughout the 1980's.
2012 NFL Free Agency: Introduction to Artis Hicks - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins signed guard/tackle Artis Hicks last week. The lead editor at Dawgs by Nature stops by to introduce the lineman our readers.