Saturday, March 1, 2008

One-line analysis and update on team's free agents

Since it's going to take a few hours to get some videos done and uploaded, I've decided to provide a little one-sentence analysis on each of Miami's additions. I should have at least three videos up tonight.

  • OG Justin Smiley (49ers) - Great addition of a talented young blocker that fills a huge need on the offensive line.
  • TE Sean Ryan (Jets) - Solid blocker to compete for a backup job.
  • LB Reggie Torbor (Giants) - Good third linebacker that can start if necessary.
  • DT Jason Ferguson (Cowboys) - Not a long-term fix, but came at a good price and fills an immediate need.
  • DE Randy Starks (Titans) - talented, young player that should fit well at end in the 3-4.
  • WR Ernest Wilford (Jaguars) - Underrated player that adds experience, reliability and provides a good complement to Ginn.
  • QB Josh McCown (Raiders) - Sufficient short-term fix at quarterback until a long-term guy emerges or is found.
  • LB Charlie Anderson (Texans) - Excellent special teams guy that will provide depth at inside linebacker.
Also, here is an update on Miami's own free agents this offseason:

Unrestricted Free Agents
  • SS Yeremiah Bell
  • RB Jesse Chatman
  • OG Rex Hadnot
  • CB Michael Lehan (re-signed)
  • QB Cleo Lemon (Jaguars)
  • OG Chris Liwienski
  • OG Gene Mruczkowski
  • LB Derrick Pope
  • OT Mike Rosenthal
  • FS Lance Schulters
  • LB Donnie Spragan
  • SS Travares Tillman

Restricted Free Agents
  • RB Samkon Gado (not tendered)
  • OL Cory Lekkerkerker (not tendered)
Exclusive-Rights Free Agents
  • WR Greg Camarillo (tendered)
  • RB Patrick Cobbs (tendered)
  • OG Ike Ndukwe (tendered)
  • DL Chase Page (not tendered)
Because they were not tendered contracts, Gado, Lekkerkerker, and Page are now unrestricted free agents and can sign with any team.