Dolphins Potential Free Agent Targets

Mike Ehrmann

The Miami Dolphins are still in the free agency game, a day after the madness that brought Mike Wallace, Dannell Ellerbe, and Philip Wheeler to the team. The team is not yet out of play for more free agent signings. Here's a look at some of the players who could be on their radar.

The Miami Dolphins dominated the NFL news yesterday as they signed free agents wide receiver Mike Wallace and linebackers Philip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe, as well as re-signed safety Chris Clemons. Despite the big money flying around Davie, the Dolphins are not done with fee agency yet this year. Here's a look at some other targets that could be pursued by the Dolphins:

  • Jake Long, Offensive Tackle: Don't count out the Dolphins re-signing Long just yet. Omar Kelly briefly reported that a deal with the St. Louis Rams was complete, based on an incorrect tweet from @PFCentral, and it got picked up in a couple of places (the article was changed to "likely"). Long is with the Rams today, and is taking a physical, but nothing has been completed. The Dolphisn are holding tight right now, hoping to still bring back their number one overall pick from 2008, but they want it at their price. It appears that, for the third time in two offseasons, the Rams and Dolphins could be vying for the same person. The Rams won the last two (Jeff Fisher, Jared Cook). Will the Dolphins get the third?
  • Eric Winston, Offensive Tackle: Sitting in the wings right now is Eric Winston. The former Kansas City Chiefs tackle will likely be the Dolphins' primary offensive line target is they lose Long. It appears he is sitting and waiting, just like Miami.
  • Sean Smith, Cornerback: Like Long, Smith could come back to the Dolphins if his asking price comes down. The interest in Smith that everyone was hearing before free agency started has, seemingly, not been as red hot as it seemed before 4pm ET yesterday. He is reportedly on a visit to some team today - but no one seems to know where. Where ever he is, he could sign there, but don't rule out a Miami return.
  • Kevin Smith, Running Back: This one isn't on a lot of lists right now, but Smith could be an interesting move for the Dolphins. With his injury history, he can't be looking for a lot of money, but he could be looking to return to his hometown of Miami. He's not going to be a top of the line runner - but he could be a veteran in a young running back corps, and he could at least push Daniel Thomas for the second position.
  • Dustin Keller, Tight End: Miami lost Anthony Fasano to the Kansas City Chiefs, then saw Jared Cook head to the St. Louis Rams instead of coming to Miami. Word now is that former New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller is coming in for a visit. Keller would immediately become a starter on the Dolphins, jumping ahead of Charles Clay and Michael Egnew on the depth chart.

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