Our Phinsider top free agent signing bracket is down to the final four players standing. We are trying to find the best free agent signing in Miami Dolphins history. We have taken the top free agent signings in team history, since the start of the NFL's true free agency in 1993, and formed our own NCAA tournament style bracket.
Today will start the semifinals. Our bracket thus far looks like:
Our first semifinal match-up sees top seeded defensive end Cameron Wake facing against safety Brock Marion.
Wake went undrafted out of Penn State in 2005, signing briefly with the New York Giants before being released before training camp started. After a year away from football, Wake signed with the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League, moving from linebacker to defensive end and winning the 2007 Rookie of the Year and Most Outstanding Defensive Player awards. He backed that up in 2008 when he again was named the CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player. The Dolphins won a battle with 16 other teams in the 2009 offseason, signing Wake to a four-year contract. Since arriving in South Florida, Wake has played in 93 games, starting 78 of them. He has recorded 248 tackles, 12 passes defensed, 12 forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and 63 sacks. He has been selected to four Pro Bowls, including each of the last three, and was a First-Team All Pro selection in 2012.
Marion joined the Dolphins in 1998 after spending five years with the Dallas Cowboys. Playing for the Dolphins for six years, Marion missed one game, playing 95 of the 96 possible contests, starting all 95 contests. Playing free safety, he recorded 20 interceptions with Miami, scoring two touchdowns, forced five fumbles, recovered four fumbles, tallied a sack, and made 528 tackles. Both of his interceptions for a touchdown occurred in the 2001 season, leading the league in interception touchdowns and return yards that season including a 100-yard return. He as selected to the Pro bowl in 2000, 2002, and 2003. Marion also worked as a kick returner for the Dolphins, leading the league in returns in 1999 with 62. Over the course of his Dolphins career, he returned 107 kicks for 2,517 yards, a 23.5 yards per return average.
Which player moves on to the championship round of our bracket?