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Wallace758
12-05-2006, 06:28 PM
I know we have somewhere in between 20 free agents. However, are we going to have the money to sign big free agents? I'd love to get briggs from chicago and a defensive back.

Roman529
12-05-2006, 06:30 PM
I heard that Miami is in good shape cap wise...I think they said $17 million under the cap for next year....and once we cut Mare and a few others we should be able to sign whoever we want. :D

elite14eva
12-05-2006, 06:39 PM
we'll probably keep signing band-aid players instead of getting players like clements,briggs,etc.

hardhitn
12-05-2006, 06:43 PM
we'll probably keep signing band-aid players instead of getting players like clements,briggs,etc.

Wow what a sig

SR 7
12-05-2006, 06:46 PM
I heard that Miami is in good shape cap wise...I think they said $17 million under the cap for next year....and once we cut Mare and a few others we should be able to sign whoever we want. :D

in an article i read, it said about 21.xx miill under the cap. I believe that Mare will be cut, ZT will restructure as he said, booker will be gone, J. James prob will be gone. thats a lot of money we save. get a LG from FA, a few good ones out there, and im all for briggs (but wants to be highest paid LB so doubt it) but i can see A. Thomas coming here. get clements and ill be happy camper.

Miami signed a lot of average players last year b/c it was to set up a good cap space for the future ala this year. we were in horrible shape when saban came here. rem guys, we pursued Arrington HEAVILY so that means we aren't afriad to spend money.

elite14eva
12-05-2006, 06:59 PM
Wow what a sigThanx.

Brown42000
12-05-2006, 07:04 PM
We have a lot of money to work with this year and after a few cuts (Mare and James) we will have even more cap space and hopefully get Briggs from Chicago and Clements from Buffalo.

wpgfishfan
12-05-2006, 07:06 PM
I hope we keep Mare at a paycut

I hope we are in good cap shape by being 20 million under but we need to sign tons of guys since we have 20 free agents on our own team

dolfanrodney
12-05-2006, 07:08 PM
I think Mare, Zgonia, Spragen, Kevin Carter, Travis Minor, Jacox, Vickerson, Lehan, and maybe Eddie Jackson will be gone. I think they will keep Booker based on his strong season. I think they will make a vigerous and strong effort to retain Welker, Bell, and David Bowens and probably Holiday also. I think they will go after either Briggs or Cato June aswell as Clemants, adding him and Briggs or June will be a major boost for our defense

LoneWulF
12-05-2006, 07:21 PM
clements would be a big big pickup, but i dont see saban paying him. briggs would be awesome. i really hope we draft calvin johnson

SR 7
12-05-2006, 07:22 PM
I think Mare, Zgonia, Spragen, Kevin Carter, Travis Minor, Jacox, Vickerson, Lehan, and maybe Eddie Jackson will be gone. I think they will keep Booker based on his strong season. I think they will make a vigerous and strong effort to retain Welker, Bell, and David Bowens and probably Holiday also. I think they will go after either Briggs or Cato June aswell as Clemants, adding him and Briggs or June will be a major boost for our defense

Carter is a tough one. Last year saban said he produces to much and has a lot of strenght to lose which would hurt our team. so its iffy. i guess depends on Roths growth. Vickerson, and Minor wil stay. Minor for ST probably and vickerson is a young guy, a project. booker is a goner. gets 3.5 mill and i believe CC at number 2 can do the same. welker and bell should stay with bowens. holliday i like as well. adding june/briggs/Thomas (scared he is palying just for a big paycheck), and clements would be great.

did you see his tackle this week? body slammed the guy down.

SR 7
12-05-2006, 07:23 PM
clements would be a big big pickup, but i dont see saban paying him. briggs would be awesome. i really hope we draft calvin johnson
johnson? he is a goner. top 3-4.

miami234ever
12-05-2006, 07:31 PM
What's up with Briggs & Clements. We can't get both. I think we draft a CB and sign A. Thomas. He can play SLB for us. Imagine that front 7. JT and AT on the same team!

OurHeartAndSoul
12-05-2006, 07:41 PM
I think Booker is a guy we need to keep hopefully he will restructure. I also think we should resign Minor and Carter.

SR 7
12-05-2006, 07:43 PM
What's up with Briggs & Clements. We can't get both. I think we draft a CB and sign A. Thomas. He can play SLB for us. Imagine that front 7. JT and AT on the same team!

why can't we? same way you ugys told me there is no way and it isnt madden to sign 7-8 players this offseason (meaning last one) and we ended up signing what? 11? So plz, keep taht we can't do thsi and that junk to urselves.

miami234ever
12-05-2006, 07:48 PM
why can't we? same way you ugys told me there is no way and it isnt madden to sign 7-8 players this offseason (meaning last one) and we ended up signing what? 11? So plz, keep taht we can't do thsi and that junk to urselves.

So you really think we can sign the two biggest free agents out there? We're not the redskins man. Yea we signed 11 players last year, but how much did we really pay them? Shelton and Allen probably got the most and they weren't even that much. But ok you can believe that we will get Briggs and Clements. Just don't be mad when we don't get them. There are 31 other teams ya know.

COMEBACKRICKY
12-05-2006, 07:59 PM
yeah its no secret that they are the top FA. lol and i woulndt be suprised if thomas briggs clemnts or june go to the redskins. how the heck do they always have money to spend. Could someone explain that to me. i know that there is a salray cap, but is there such thing as "paying under the table" in the nfl. as in a rich owner giving extra money to FA's?

SR 7
12-05-2006, 08:04 PM
So you really think we can sign the two biggest free agents out there? We're not the redskins man. Yea we signed 11 players last year, but how much did we really pay them? Shelton and Allen probably got the most and they weren't even that much. But ok you can believe that we will get Briggs and Clements. Just don't be mad when we don't get them. There are 31 other teams ya know.

did you forget we pursued brees adn offered him 8.5 mill but he wanted 10 million and we pursued lavar with a 5.5 mill i think it was? he wanted more as well. considering that, i think we have a good chance. dont YOU?

miami234ever
12-05-2006, 08:08 PM
did you forget we pursued brees adn offered him 8.5 mill but he wanted 10 million and we pursued lavar with a 5.5 mill i think it was? he wanted more as well. considering that, i think we have a good chance. dont YOU?

We weren't pursuing them at the same time though. And did you notice we didn't get either of them?

C-HUCKS
12-05-2006, 08:15 PM
Remember guys the first two years Sabens hands were basically tied when it came to signing top notch free agents. The only reason were able to get a couple of okay free agents last year was because of the increase in salary cap thanks to the bargaing agrrement. This will be Saben's first year too go after the guys he really wants. Since we will be one of the teams thats in the best shape capwise, it is not unreasoonable to expect the Dolphins to sign a couple of top free agents. When it comes down to signing these guys the bottom line is which team can offer the most money. And this year I think Miami will be in great shape to do that.

slyfox13
12-05-2006, 09:14 PM
we'll probably keep signing band-aid players instead of getting players like clements,briggs,etc.Man your sig is cool as sh!t.:eek:

Mike13
12-18-2006, 01:34 AM
I hear will have around $20 Mil.

dolfanmark
01-01-2007, 04:13 PM
We are $18M under the salary cap. Which sounds good, but 20 other teams have as much or more cap room, including the other 3 AFC East teams. Buffalo is something ridiculous, like $36M under. We will have a hard time signing away anyone from them. And we have a ton of free agents ourselves. Just to fill out our roster, we'll need to re-sign many of them. By the time we are done with that, we'll probably be less than $10M under. And that's probably not including bringing back Vonnie Holliday and David Bowens. I don't think we'll be big players in free agency.

Merman
01-02-2007, 11:16 PM
Right now (1/02/07) I have the Dolphins $17.23 million under the cap with 42 players signed to the active roster and none of the big contracts restructured for the year.

With so many teams having so much cap room its more a matter of where the best UFAs want to play.

SR 7
01-03-2007, 12:35 AM
Right now (1/02/07) I have the Dolphins $17.23 million under the cap with 42 players signed to the active roster and none of the big contracts restructured for the year.

With so many teams having so much cap room its more a matter of where the best UFAs want to play.

and the way things are going maybe no one wants to come to miami like before.

Aqua4Ever04
01-04-2007, 05:40 AM
I think it's time to start paying for these big time guys. Saban's cheapness came back and bit us in the *** this year and with him out the door, I hope the new guy ponies up the cash. No more basement bargaining.

Mike13
01-04-2007, 02:23 PM
clements would be a big big pickup, but i dont see saban paying him

That would be pretty hard for him to do that now.
Hopefully the new guy will be agressive in FA.

satz
01-10-2007, 09:40 AM
I think it's time to start paying for these big time guys. Saban's cheapness came back and bit us in the *** this year and with him out the door, I hope the new guy ponies up the cash. No more basement bargaining.
No way .As of now their is 18 million cap room with 42 players on the rosters.

Veteran minimum with no signing bonus is around 1million .With this cap space in theory their is no way to hire even players who want to play for a salary and 1/2 million signing bonus[these are bargain basement players past their prime]
their is no money to do anything .If you cut a contract the cap hit reduces but then you do have to hire someone for the spot so that is no win either. the only way is cut a alot players and get a alot of UFA and Rookies to play for 2 yrs and start rebuilding.

BigDogsHunt
01-10-2007, 11:34 AM
Imagine that front 7. JT and AT on the same team!

Dont forget about ZT.

From A to Z with a J in between!

CANDolphan
01-15-2007, 08:30 PM
Zach Thomas and Jason Taylor already said they would restructure.

Chris Chambers and Randy McMichael's cap hits are in the form of very big bonuses.. and since they didn't do jack **** last year I say we cut one or make them both restructure.

Mike13
01-16-2007, 12:48 AM
We could save a mil by cutting Mare.

PlexGod
01-17-2007, 06:18 PM
the problem it that a whole bunch of teams are going to have even more cap room then we are ..... i hope we atleast pick up a.thomas and maybe an oline men or 2

PlexGod
01-17-2007, 06:19 PM
Does anyone have the cap numbers for the dolphins?

Mike13
01-19-2007, 12:31 AM
Does anyone have the cap numbers for the dolphins?

Ask Clumpy.

MrEd
01-20-2007, 11:07 PM
I know we have somewhere in between 20 free agents. However, are we going to have the money to sign big free agents? I'd love to get briggs from chicago and a defensive back.

right now we have $17mil of cap space. And that 20 FAs stuff is deceptive as Lemon, Bell, Jones, Vickerson, Eckel and Denney are either RFAs or ERFAs.

Only "real" UFAs that we are even going to sign...are Bowens, Traylor, and Spragan.

None of the names I mentioned will cost more than chump change to re-sign.

By cutting Booker we clear $3mil, Anderson $2mil, Harrington $2mil, and James $2mil... so that's $9mil more of cap space on top of the $17mil.

That's not mentioning restructuring the contracts of Zach, Taylor, Carter, Mare, Wilkinson, or Chambers to clear more space

we probably target UFAs like Clements, Samuels, or Stalworth to see what they want...

probably signing Eric Steinbach and Kevin Curtis...

FinsGirlie
01-21-2007, 09:57 AM
I heard that Miami is in good shape cap wise...I think they said $17 million under the cap for next year....and once we cut Mare and a few others we should be able to sign whoever we want. :D

:chuckle: :rolleyes:

JohnDolphin73
01-23-2007, 12:50 PM
By cutting Booker we clear $3mil, Anderson $2mil, Harrington $2mil, and James $2mil... so that's $9mil more of cap space on top of the $17mil.

That sounds great and all, but you have to replace those players you cut and it would almost be better to keep them, due to what is available as a FA. I see Booker and Harrington staying. Anderson and James I see going, cause I see Cameron/Meuller signing Dielmann from San Diego as our new LG. As much as I would like to see Mare cut, I just don't see anyone on the FA market that is any better at a cheaper price.

Mike13
01-23-2007, 01:25 PM
As much as I would like to see Mare cut, I just don't see anyone on the FA market that is any better at a cheaper price.

They should give him a pay cut at least.

nick1
01-24-2007, 11:01 AM
They should give him a pay cut at least.

lots of good ones are out there Matt Stover, Josh Brown, Jay Feely, Rian Lindell to name a few but if you want cheap how about Justin Madlock late in the draft, he won't take up of any money really

Mike13
01-24-2007, 06:27 PM
lots of good ones are out there Matt Stover, Josh Brown, Jay Feely, Rian Lindell to name a few but if you want cheap how about Justin Madlock late in the draft, he won't take up of any money really

I wouldn't mind Stover.

BillsFanInPeace
01-24-2007, 11:42 PM
lots of good ones are out there Matt Stover, Josh Brown, Jay Feely, Rian Lindell to name a few but if you want cheap how about Justin Madlock late in the draft, he won't take up of any money really

Ryan Lindell is locked up long term in buffalo he was signed in Dec

nick1
01-25-2007, 11:42 AM
Ryan Lindell is locked up long term in buffalo he was signed in Dec

alright my mistake, the website had him listed as a FA