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2014 NFL Free Agency: Dolphins score card after one week

The first week of the NFL's 2014 free agency period is complete. What have the Miami Dolphins done this week? We take a look back.


The Miami Dolphins have had another busy free agency period this year, with the team looking to rebuild an offensive line and provide depth to key positions. How have they done so far? We take a look.

Dolphins free agents:

Nolan Carroll, cornerback - Signed with Philadelphia Eagles


2014 NFL Free Agency: Nolan Carroll signs with Eagles - The Phinsider
Former Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll signed this morning with the Philadelphia Eagles. Carroll agreed to a two-year contract with Philadelphia.

Tyson Clabo, offensive tackle
Chris Clemons, safety
Brent Grimes, cornerbak - Re-signed with Miami
Richie Incognito, guard
John Jerry, guard
Dustin Keller, tight end
Vaughn Martin, defensive lineman - Signed with Detroit Lions
Bryant McKinnie, offensive tackle
Marlon Moore, wide receiver
Chris Owens, cornerback
Dimitri Patterson, cornerback
Paul Soliai, defensive tackle - Signed with Atlanta Falcons

Paul Soliai signs with Atlanta Falcons - The Phinsider
Former Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Paul Soliai signed with the Atlanta Falcons today, ending a seven-year tenure with the franchise. Soliai was a fouth round pick of the Dolphins in 2007.

Austin Spitler, linebacker
R.J. Stanford, cornerback
Randy Starks, defensive tackle - Re-signed with Miami

Randy Starks re-signs with Dolphins - The Phinsider
This morning, news broke that the Miami Dolphins and defensive tackle Randy Starks could be headed toward a deal, keeping the two-time Pro Bowler with the club. This afternoon, Starks officially re-signed with Miami.

Will Yeatman, offensive tackle
Danny Watkins, guard

Dolphins signings:

Branden Albert, offensive tackle - 2013 Team: Kansas City Chiefs


Branden Albert signs with Dolphins - The Phinsider
In what may be the worst kept secret of the "legal tampering" period, offensive tackle Branden Albert and the Miami Dolphins were negotiating and said to be close on a deal. Today, that deal came to fruition as NFL free agency opened.

Louis Delmas, safety - 2013 Team: Detroit Lions

Miami Dolphins Sign Free Safety Louis Delmas - The Phinsider
The Dolphins have made another move in free agency, signing safety Louis Delmas to man the free safety spot. Will he be the upgrade Miami needs?

Cortland Finnegan, cornerback - 2013 Team: St. Louis Rams

Cortland Finnegan Contract Details - Betting on a Bounceback Year - The Phinsider
The contract details for the Cortland Finnegan deal have finally been leaked, and the numbers suggest that the Dolphins are placing a significant bet on Finnegan having a bounceback year

Earl Mitchell, defensive tackle - 2013 Team: Houston Texans

Earl Mitchell signs with Dolphins - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins are striking fast in the early minutes of the 2014 NFL Free Agency period. Both Branden Albert and Earl Mitchell are said to have been signed by the team.

Shelley Smith, offensive tackle - 2013 Team: St. Louis Rams

Shelley Smith signs with Dolphins - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have added free agent guard Shelley Smith, according to a report. Miami is working to overhaul their offensive line this offseason.

Pre-Free Agency Needs:

Left Tackle - Addition of Branden Albert solves this need.
Guard - Shelley Smith fills this need, though adding two more guards would not be surprising, and could still be considered a need.
Right Tackle
Defensive Tackle - Re-signing Randy Starks was a big portion of removing this need. Earl Mitchell should replace Paul Soliai in the rotation at defensive tackle, but does have big shoes to fill.
Safety - Signing Louis Delmas to replace Chris Clemons removed this needs.
Running Back
Cornerback - The Dolphins released Dimitri Patterson and allowed Nolan Carroll to leave in free agency, so signing a corner jumped onto the list. They did that with Corland Finnegan, though adding another in FA or the Draft would not be a surprise.

Current Needs:

Right Tackle
Running Back