The NFL Draft is less than two weeks away, with the Miami Dolphins, and the other 30 franchises, are in full draft preparation mode. However, that does not mean the free agency frenzy for the Dolphins is over yet, just that it's on pause for the next couple of weeks.
While a lot of the focus has been on the possible pursuit of free agent tackle Eric Winston this offseason (with no updates to provide on that front), two other potential targets are still lingering. Defensive end John Abraham and running back Javon Ringer have both had conversations with the Dolphins, but nothing further than that.
Abraham, who was released by the Atlanta Falcons this offseason, is believed to want to play for the Dolphins. However, Miami will likely wait to see how the draft progresses before continuing any talks with four time Pro Bowler.
Ringer, meanwhile, missed most of the 2012 season. He started the year battling an infection that nearly cost him his arm. He had to have two surgeries to clean out the infected tissue, which the doctors had to rush to do in order o keep the infection from spreading to his bloodstream, which would have resulted in an amputation.
After getting clearance to play, Ringer tore his MCL in October, and was placed on injured reserve.
The Dolphins, according to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, have told Ringer they are interested in him once he is fully recovered from the knee injury. Ringer has a 4.1 yards per carry average in his four year career. He has 120 carries for 486 yards and three touchdowns.
Miami will likely continue to look at free agents following the draft. Round one of this year's selection meeting kicks off on April 25, with round seven concluding the process on Saturday, April 27.