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Dolphins begin contract negotiations with Vernon Gholston

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Yesterday, it was announced that the Dolphins had begun contract talks with Michigan OT Jake Long.  Now today, as pointed out by bassman, it is being reported by the Sun-Sentinel that talks are also underway between the Dolphins and Ohio State DE/OLB Vernon Gholston.

Nit surprisingly, the Dolphins are going to enter contract talks with basically all of the players that they might pick as a way to pit one agent against another, allowing the Fins to get the best deal possible.  Yesterday, you'll remember, John Clayton reported that the Dolphins will also likely enter contract talks with Virginia DE/OLB Chris Long and LSU DT Glenn Dorsey.  Both Clayton and and Adam Schefter believe that they will not talk with Matt Ryan, though I wonder why they wouldn't.  After all, the more people the Dolphins to contract with, the better.

But as of right now, we know that the Dolphins are talking to two players, Jake Long and Vernon Gholston, about becoming the #1 overall pick.  But regardless of all these reports, just keep in mind it would be surprising for a player to sign with Miami until a day or two prior to the draft.

So the long wait continues...