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 continues now with wide receiver Mike Wallace and kicker Olindo Mare.
Wallace joined the Dolphins when the team landed the biggest name in the 2013 free agency period. In two seasons with the Dolphins, Wallace caught 140 passes for 1,792 yards and 15 touchdowns. He started all 32 games. He led the team in yards, yards per reception, and touchdowns in 2014, tying his career high in touchdowns with 10. Throughout the season, Wallace' frustration with the lack of deep passes, his specialty in four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, bubble over a few times. Ultimately, it led to his being benched for the second half of the season finale against the Jets. Wallace was traded this offseason to the Minnesota Vikings.
Mare signed as a free agent with the Dolphins before the 1997 season, having spent his rookie season the year before on the New York Giants' practice squad. Known as a kicker with a huge leg, but with accuracy issues, Mare played for the Dolphins for 10 seasons. He originally pushed Joe Nedney off the team's roster, then a decade later saw something similar happen to him as Miami traded him to the New Orleans Saints as Miami turned to Jay Feely as their kicker. In his ten seasons with the Dolphins, Mare connected on 80.9-percent of his field goal attempts and 98.4-percent of his extra points, scoring 1,048 points - a team record he still holds. Mare led the league in field goal attempts and makes in 1999, and in field goal percentage with a 90.5-percent connection rate in 2001. He was also named to the Pro Bowl and was a First-Team All-Pro selection in 1999. Mare also had 11 punts with the Dolphins, averaging 37.5 yards per kick.
Which player moves on to the quarterfinals of our bracket?