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 guard Richie Incognito and wide receiver Oronde Gadsden.
Incognito joined Miami in 2010 after five years with the St. Louis Rams and one year with the Buffalo Bills. In his first three seasons with Miami, Incognito played in every game but one, starting all 47 of those contests at left guard for the club. It appeared the same would happen in 2013, where Incognito had started the first eight games of the season before everything blew up around the Dolphins as Jonathan Martin left the team and Incognito was implicated in a bullying scandal. Incognito was suspended for the rest of the 2013 season, then released after the year. He was selected to the 2012 Pro Bowl, and, when teamed with Jake Long, proved to be a lock-down left guard. After a year out of the league, Incognito has re-joined the Buffalo Bills this offseason.
Gadsden went undrafted in 1995, signing first with the Dallas Cowboys who stashed him on their practice squad for most of the season. After being released the following year, Gadsden had a brief offseason stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League of American Football, but injuries kept him sidelined. He joined the Portland Forest Dragons of the Arena Football League in 1998, where he was named the AFL Rookie of the Year before being picked up by the Dolphins. Gadsden quickly found his niche with the Dolphins, catching a 44-yard touchdown for his first NFL reception and turing into a go-to target for Dan Marino and Jay Fiedler. In six seasons with the Dolphins, Gadsden caught 227 passes for 3,252 yards with 22 touchdowns.
Which player moves on to the quarterfinals of our bracket?