The Miami Dolphins appear to have come to an agreement to sign free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh when the NFL free agent signing period opens tomorrow. That was not the only name they chased this offseason, according to a report. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Dave Hyde reports that the team was "in the mix" for wide receiver Randall Cobb.
The deal would have paid Cobb "'significantly more' than the four-year, $40 million" contract Cobb signed to stay with the Green Bay Packers. Hyde explains the difference in the deals was Miami backloaded the contract, with the most money being at the end of the deal, where as Cobb will get more money faster with the Packers' contract.
Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin served as the Packers offensive coordinator during Cobb's rookie season after the team selected him in the second round of the Draft. He recorded 25 receptios for 375 yards and a touchdown in that first season. Cobb has a career total of 227 receptions for 3,049 yards, with 25 touchdowns. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl this past season.
Cobb was chased by six or seven teams during the league's "legal tampering" period. According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, several of those offers were for "considerably more money" than what the Packers offered. Cobb's four-year, $40 million contract provides him $17 million in guaranteed money.