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Welcome to the "Dolphins News" section of my website. Here you'll find current news about the Fish including schedules, player additions and departures, and much more.

Dolphins' 2004 Lineup- Fill in the blanks
QB A.J. Feely
HB Lamar Gordon
FB Rob Konrad
WR Chris Chambers
WR Marty Booker
TE Randy McMichael
C Seth McKinney
RG Vernon Carey
LG Jeno James
RT John St.Clair
LT Wade Smith
DE Jason Taylor
DE Jay Williams
DT Tim Bowens
DT Larry Chester
MLB Zach Thomas
OLB Junior Seau
OLB Morlon Greenwood
CB Patrick Surtain
CB Sam Madsion
FS Antuwan Edwards
SS Sammy Knight
K Olindo Mare
P Matt Turk
KR Lamont Brightful
PR Lamont Brightful

NEW Miami traded their 2005 3rd round pick ( once again, we hardly have any draft left ) to St.Louis for running back Lamar Gordon. Don't expect to see much of him in the opener, but he could be the starter by season's end. Because of the hurricane, the Titans game was moved to Saturday at one. Elsewhere, Tim Bowens and Rob Konrad will miss the opener. I whave a feeling TimBo is nearing the end and will spend most of this year on the injured list.
The Dolphins signed DE Chidi Ahonatu,who used to play for the Buccaneers. He'll compete for the right defensive end job, vacated after the trade of Ogunleye.
The Dolphins have finally rid themselves of Adewayle Ogunleye. Today they traded him to the Bears in exchange for Marty Booker and a 3rd round pick. I'm hoping we'll come out on top in this trade. I have a feeling we will because Wale will have a tougher time pressuring QBs without Jason Taylor on the opposite side.
Well, the Dolphins did something to fill the void left by David Boston's injury. They came to terms with former Packers' wide receiver Antonio Freeman. Freeman is past his prime but he will certainly upgrade our receiving corps.
In order to replace David Boston, the Dolphins may sign free agent receiver Antonio Freeman. MarTay Jenkins and Ron Dixon were also given looks, but Freeman is the most likely candidate for the job.
Even more bad news in this offseason from hell... David Boston will miss the entire season with a left knee injury which was triggered by severe tendonitis.
Even more good news! The Dolphins signed wide receiver Chris Chambers to a five-year extension!
Finally some good news. All charges of domestic assault were dropped against tight end Randy McMichael.
With the signing of Vernon Carey, the Dolphins have come to terms with all their rookies. However, they still haven't signed Adewayle Ogunleye.
Out of nowhere, Ricky Williams announced his retirement from the NFL yesterday. What a selfish move on his part. I understand he had personal issues, but to give it up right before training camp, not giving the team a chance to find a replacement, was a very irresponsible move. He apparently wanted to be able to smoke marijuana without the fear of league testing. Enjoy the high life, asshole. You'll soon find out you don't have the money to live that way anymore and you'll find your life upside-down. If he realizes the mistake he's made and tries to come back, I hope Wannstedt doesn't allow it. I'm sick of his crap. What a screwed up human being.  For all I care, he can overdose on weed  and die. That's right, forget about Run Ricky Run. Die Ricky Die.
Tight ends coach Chris Foerster was named the Dolphins' offensive coordinator after Joel Collier stepped down due to health concerns. Former running back Bernie Parmalee will replace Foerster as the tight ends coach.
The Dolphins traded up to get Vernon Carey, the best guard in the draft. He's a big, powerful guard in the Larry Allen mold. The only knock on him I've heard is that he needs to keep his weight down. I's like to see him starting at guard on Opening Day. Here's the rest of the Dolphins' 2004 Draft:
ROUND  PICK    PLAYER                  POSITION           COLLEGE
     1           19       Vernon Carey                 Guard                 Miami (Fla.)
     4           102     Will Poole                    Cornerback       So. Califoria
     5           160      Tony Bua                   Strong Safety            Arkansas
     6           174      Rex Hadnot                    Center                   Houston
     7           221      Tony Pape                      Guard                    Michigan
     7           222      Derrick Pope            Inside Linebacker       Alabama
The Dolphins re-signed three restricted free agents: back-up RB Travis Minor, third-string QB Sage Rosenfels, and starting outside linebacker Morlon Greenwood.
Well, it doesn't look like Adewayle Ogunleye will be suiting up for the Miami Dolphins any time soon. The Bears are supposedly trying to strike a deal with Miami for the defensive end.  Since he is no longer a restrocted free agent, they would not have to give up a 1st and a 3rd round pick to get him. His agent is saying that if Miami doesn't give him a long term contract he will hold out for the first ten games and only suit up for the final six so he can become an unrestricted free agent next year. What a shame.
Here is the Dolphins' 2004 Sked!!!
Sun. Sep. 12  1 pm  TENNESSEE
Sun. Sep. 19  8:30 pm  @ Cincinnati  SNF!!!
Sun. Sep. 26  1 pm  PITTSBURGH
Sun. Oct. 3  4:15 pm  NY JETS
Sun. Oct. 10  1 pm  @ New England
Sun. Oct. 17  1 pm  @ Buffalo
Sun. Oct. 24  1 pm   S.T. LOUIS
Mon. Nov. 1  9 pm  @ NY Jets  MNF!!!
Sun. Nov.  7  1 pm  ARIZONA
Sun. Nov.  14  OPEN DATE
Sun. Nov.  21  4:05 pm  @ Seattle
Sun. Nov.  28  4:15 pm  @ San Francisco
Sun. Dec.  5  1 pm  BUFFALO
Sun. Dec.  12  4:05 pm  @ Denver
Mon. Dec. 20  9 pm  NEW ENGLAND  MNF!!!
Sun.  Dec. 26  8:30 pm  CLEVELAND  SNF!!!
Sun.  Jan. 2  1 pm  @ Baltimore
The Dolphins signed former Packers' safety Antwan Edwards. Hopefully, he'll beat out Arturo Freeman for the starting job opposite Sammy Knight.
Dolphins' 2004 Preseason Schedule:
Sat. Aug. 14  7 pm JACKSONVILLE
Sat. Aug. 21 7 pm WASHINGTON
Sat. Aug. 28 7 pm @ Tampa Bay
Fri. Sept. 3  8 pm @ New Orleans
The Dolphins re-signed long snapper Ed Perry, who will hopefully bring back some stability to that position for the Dolphins.From 1997 to 2002 he was our long snapper and you never had to worry about a botched snap on a punt or field goal. Then he missed all of last year and hi replacements were nowhere near as consistent. The three-year deal for punter Matt Turk was also finalized.
WHAT A DEAL! Today the Dolphins got David Boston from San Diego in exchange for a 6th round draft pick in 2005 and a player to be named later. Not a bad deal if you ask me. All Boston has to do is pass the physical...   Also signed was WR/RET Terrence Wilkins. Wilkins had some success as a return man and 3rd wide out for the Colts but hasn't been heard from much over the past two seasons. I'd like to see him challenge for a job as a return man.
The Dolphins reisigned punter Matt Turk and agreed to a two-year deal with former Rams' tackle John St.Clair. I'm not too crazy about St.Clair as his two years with the Rams were rather shaky. I would rather have seen them go with a more expierenced tackle like Todd Steussie, Ephriam Salaam, or Orlando Brown. Also, the Dolphins are the frontrunners to acquire David Boston from the Chargers. The deal could happen as early as Monday.
The Dolphins are mulling over a trade offer from San Diego that would send David Boston to Miami in exchange for a first round draft pick. Keep in mind that Boston is a bit of a head case. Last year, the Chargers had issues him because he was spending too much time in the weight room and had bulked up to 260 puounds, far too heavy for a wide receiver. This could turn out to be a good deal, though, considering we were probably going to draft a wide receiver with our first round pick anyway. We'll  just have to hope he can keep his head together.
The Dolphins signed former Chargers' tackle Damion McIntosh, only to have him flunk the physical because of a bad ankle. Both sides are now trying to restrcuture the contract, which will now have playing time incentives.
 The Dolphins made their first big move of the offseason by restructuring the contract of cornerback Sam Madison. Details of the deal were not disclosed.
The Dolphins re-signed safety Shawn Wooden. Wooden is in his second tenure as a Dolphin.
The Dolphins signed cornerback Reggie Howard and are still trying to restructure the contract of Sam Madison. Hopefully Howard was signed to back up, not to start. Elsewhere, Tommy Hendricks was signed by Jacksonville and Obafemi Ayanbadejo signed with Arizona.
Unable to get Damien Woody ( who signed with Detroit ), Miami signed guard Jeno James. James started every game last year for NFC champion Carolina.

Desprately needing interior linemen, the Dolphins will pursue guards and centers. The top option is the Patriots' Damien Woody, who plays both interior line positions. After trimming payroll this week, signing Woody becomes more of a possibility. If Woody cannot be acquired ( the Pats could place the franchise tag on him ) other options include Tampa's Cosey Coleman and Chicago's Chris Villarrial. Adam Timmerman was erased from the list when the Rams made him their franchise player.
The Dolphins informed safety/special teamer Trent Gamble that he will be cut, due to an injury from last year that he has not yet fully recovered from.
Well, it looks like Jason Taylor will retire as a Dolphin. Today he agreed to a contract extension through 2009.
Wow, I'm getting tired of moving players from to the "Former Dolphins Gallery". Today the Dolphins cut three more players: Brock Marion (ugh!), James McKnight (Yay!) and Mark Dixon. In two days, we've saved an estimated $20 million. That puts under the cap for now.
The Dolphins got $10 million colser to getting under trhe cap by cutting Tim Ruddy, Todd Perry, and Brian Griese. They also restructured the contracts of Olindo Mare, Zach Thomas, and Tim Bowens, and signed Arturo Freeman and Dario Romero. Unfortunately, Freeman's signing makes it almost certain that Miami will cut either Brock Marion or Sammy Knight.
Although every indication has Jay Fiedler signing elsewhere, Dave Wannstedt says he still wants Fiedler on the roster in 2004. ( Is he on crack??? )
To avoid having to cut Sam Madison and Brock Marion for cap reasons, the Dolphins will try to restructure their contracts.
With free agency starting soon, I thought I's post the Dolphins 2004 free agents...
FB Obafemi Ayanbadejo-UFA   Signed with Cardinals
CB Terrell Buckley-UFA  
DE Rob Burnett-UFA  
S Arturo Freeman-UFA   Resigned
LB Morlon Greenwood-RFA  
LB Tommy Hendricks-UFA   Signed with Jaguars
RB Travis Minor-UFA  
G Jamie Nails-UFA  
DE Adewayle Ogunleye-RFA  
LS Ed Perry-UFA  
KR Charlie Rogers-UFA  
QB Sage Rosenfels-RFA  
P Matt Turk-UFA  
T Todd Wade-UFA  Signed with Texans
S Shawn Wooden-UFA 
After the Dolphins lost Mark Brunell to the Redskins (How do they manage to stay under the cap???) the Dolphins will probably trade for the Eagles' second-stringer, A.J. Feeley as soon as trading begins on March 3rd. In return for Feely, the Dolphins will send the Eagles a 2nr round pick for the 2005 draft. Feeley was 5-1 as the Eagles' starter in 2002 while Donovan McNabb and Koy Detmer were injured. He is a big QB at 6-3, 225 and certainly has the tools to be an effective NFL quarterback. This probably ends the possibility of Miami trading for Patrick Ramsey or signing Kurt Warner.
Sources say the Dolphins are between $13 and $17 million over the cap, which will be roughly $80 million in 2004. Expect that number to decrease quickly as they start to cut overpaid players like Brian Griese and Tim Ruddy. Also, remember that guys like Fiedler, Todd Perry, Jamie Nails, and Jamar Fletcher will in all likleyhood, not return.
Because of commitments to his family and his pregame show/HBO career, Dan Marino decided to resign from his front office position.

Here are our 2004 Opponents:
Home: Buffalo, New Englnd, New York, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Arizona, St.Louis, Tennessee.
Away: Buffalo, New England, New York, Denver, Baltimore, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Seattle.

Sources say that Mark Brunell, who will be cut by the Jaguars at the end of the month, is more likely to come to the Dolphins than any other team. The Dolphins' management is looking for a proven quarterback to replace Jay Fiedler.

Marino denied reports that he was regretting taking a front office job with the Dolphins.

Bob Kuechenberg got snubbed on the Hall of Fame ballot again. In my opinion, he isn't quite HOF material.

Since the Raiders hired Norv Turner as offensive coordinator, the Dolphins promoted Joel Collier to Turner's old position. The "Fins also named former Raiders' coach Marc Trestman as the quarterbacks coach and hired Sullivan to coach the wide receivers after Robert Ford was fired.

Today the Dolphins signed ex-Chiefs reeiver Marvin "Snoop" Minnis. He started a few games with the Chiefs in 2001 before missing all of 2002 and 2003.