The Dolphins held multiple discussions Friday about the prospect of signing Colts restricted free agent Antoine Bethea, sources said Saturday. The odds still remain low on such a deal, but it nonetheless speaks to the extent to which Miami is willing to ponder.
Bethea, a rising star in the league, would be a clear upgrade for Gibril Wilson's recently vacated spot.
The issue is, he would come with a huge cost. Because the Colts placed a first-round tender on Bethea, Miami would need to surrender its 12th overall pick while also offering a huge contract to get him.
It's possible the team could alleviate some of that by exploring a trade with the Colts -- perhaps packaging multiple less valuable picks -- but Indianapolis' depth concerns at safety could make the Colts reluctant to deal him.
- Miami Herald (i dont know how to quote it)
I also heard this on sirius radio with tim ryan and pat kirwin. i wouldnt give our first for bethea because we could just draft earl thomas at 12, but if we could package a second rounder and a 4th rounder or something, it could be worth it. bethea is a playmaker and a very good safety. hes a known commodity.