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
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
Vernon Carey Guard Miami
4 102 Will
Poole Cornerback So.
Tony Bua Strong
Rex Hadnot Center Houston
7 221 Tony
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
Unable to get Damien Woody ( who signed with Detroit ), Miami signed guard Jeno James. James started every game last
year for NFC champion Carolina.