Could Maurice Jones-Drew be Heading to the Miami Dolphins?

The Miami Dolphins could use an upgrade at running back, and today have been linked with Maurice-Jones Drew.

Today free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew has been linked with the Miami Dolphins.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that the Dolphins, Patriots, Jets and Steelers are all interested in the veteran, and all four teams could meet with his representatives this week.

While this report could be seen as an attempt by Jones-Drew's agent to drum up interest in his player, the possibility that four teams are interested in the veteran could lead to his price being driven up.

Jones-Drew averaged a career-low 3.4 yards per carry last season, but he still had a total of 1,117 yards and 5 touchdowns.  Moreover, his veteran presence and pass catching ability (40 receptions in 6 seasons) could make him an ideal fit in Miami.

The question is, at what cost?

Sources have indicated that Jones-Drew is seeking a contract worth approximately $3.5 million a season.  While that figure looks slightly high for an aging player, any prospective contract could be highly incentivized with little guaranteed money.

In any case, the potential arrival of Jones-Drew could provide that added sparkle to the Dolphins backfield.  Factor in Knowshon Moreno's failure to win a contract in Miami, and the Dolphins could be the favorite to land the veteran.

Can you see Jones-Drew taking his talents to South Beach?  Would it be a good move for the franchise?  lets hear your thoughts.

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