We continue our Phinsider bracket of the best free agent signing in Miami Dolphins history today with the second round. 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. As with the NCAA tournament, we started with the first round featuring (don't call them) "play-in" games, and now are ready to move on to the full bracket.
Today will be busy as we introduce several match-ups on which you can vote. Here is the full bracket:
Round 2 will open with our top seed, defensive end Cameron Wake, facing off against fullback Keith Byars, who beat linebacker Joey Porter in the first round.
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.
Byars joined the Dolphins in 1993, playing for the team for four seasons. During that time, he played in 45 games, starting all of them, with 98 carries for 377 yards and six touchdowns. He also caught 166 passes for 1,433 yards with 10 touchdowns. He was a Pro Bowl selection in the 1993 season.
Which player moves on to the quarterfinals of our bracket?