We move into the quarterfinals of our Phinsider bracket of 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 be busy as we introduce several match-ups on which you can vote. Here is the full bracket:
The quarterfinals start with defensive end Cameron Wake facing off against defensive tackle Randy Starks.
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.
Starks joined the Dolphins in 2008, signing a five-year contract. In seven seasons with the team, Starks played both defensive end and defensive tackle. He played in 111 games for Miami with 96 starts, intercepted four passes, forced a fumble, recovered four fumbles, recorded 30.5 sacks, and made 253 tackles. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2010 and 2012. He was released this offseason in a salary cap move for the team.
Which player moves on to the semifinals of our bracket?