NFL.com: 'Ireland, Dolphins done spending in free agency?'

Anyone else think Eric Winston looks like the mass murderer from the Stallone film Cobra? - Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

NFL.com Around the League writer Chris Wesseling (who else?) this afternoon published an article examining whether the Miami Dolphins and general manager Jeff Ireland are finished spending money in 2013 free agency.

Wait, you mean the Dolphins' free agency mega-splurge is about to come to an end?

NFL.com Around the League writer Chris Wesseling this afternoon published an article suggesting that Jeff Ireland and the Miami Dolphins may indeed be finished with a free agency period in which the team spent $175 million on nine players (yes, that includes both signings and re-signings).

Wesseling states in the article that, while no team has been more active (in free agency), the Dolphins still have needs at tackle, cornerback and pass-rusher. He cautions fans against expecting the team to make any more moves prior to the 2013 NFL Draft, as general manager Jeff Ireland reportedly is" putting his checkbook away."

"Asked by the Miami Herald if the Dolphins might be done shopping for a while," Wesseling wrote, "one team official responded, 'That's probably accurate, although we never say never.'"

According to Wesseling, an additional team source quipped "What's left signing anyway?" Free agent tackle Eric Winston will certainly love that quote.

Well, Dolfans, 2013 Free Agency was a hell of a ride, but it's now time to hunker down and focus on acquiring some franchise-caliber contributors via the draft, which will begin three weeks from tonight. Get excited.

You can read Wesseling's article here.

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