With the ink barely dry from Mike Wallace's contract, Jeff Ireland secured his second notable free agent of the day by adding former Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. Kevin Nogle of The Phinsider examines what this means for Miami's defense.
This day was crazy. Every time you turned around, there was more Miami Dolphins news hitting the airwaves. The team signed wide receiver Mike Wallace, safety Chris Clemons, and linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler. The Dolphins also released linebacker Karlos Dansby.
After the Ellerbe signing, I once again called in to the Phinsider YouTube Channel to react to another of the Dolphins' moves.
The 2009 undrafted free agent was coveted by several teams this offseason, including the Ravens and the Cleveland Browns. Ellerbe was seen as the Ravens top priority to re-sign this offseason, especially with the retirement of Ray Lewis. he was described by the Ravens as the number one defender in the team's Super Bowl run, according to a report on NFL Network today.
The Dolphins signed Ellerbe to a 5-year, $35 million contract.
(And, obviously, I cut this before the Dansby cut was announced.)