Wednesday, April 1, 2009

ERFA Quentin Moses re-signed; Utah's Kruger to work out; Faggins to Titans

The last of the Dolphins' tendered exclusive-rights free agents has re-signed with the Dolphins as linebacker Quentin Moses re-upped with the team yesterday. Moses received a one-year, $460,000 contract from the Dolphins and will be a restricted free agent next offseason.

Moses, 25, recorded three tackles last season in 12 games played. He was originally drafted in the third round by the Oakland Raiders out of Georgia in 2007 but did not make the team. He then spent time with the Arizona Cardinals before landing in Miami.

It's no surprise to see Moses tendered and re-signed, as it doesn't cost much and he's always had some upside. However, he's failed to develop in his two seasons with the Dolphins and will likely have a hard time beating out Erik Walden, Tearrius George and others for a backup outside linebacker job.

My initial prediction is that Moses will not make the team in 2009. There are simply going to be too many guys to compete with and Moses hasn't progressed like the team has hoped.

Paul Kruger

Adam Caplan of Scout.com reports Utah defensive end Paul Kruger is expected to visit the Miami Dolphins.

A two-year starter for the Utes, Kruger recorded 124 tackles (24 for a loss) and 10.5 sacks during his collegiate career. The 6-4, 260-pound Kruger runs the 40-yard dash in approximately 4.8 seconds.

Kruger is a likely second- or third-round selection and will be considered by the Dolphins as an outside linebacker in the team's 3-4 scheme. He doesn't offer the extraordinary physical tools as some of his peers but he's a quality player with a good motor.

DeMarcus Faggins

In other news, free agent cornerback DeMarcus Faggins agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans today. As you make recall, the former Texans cornerback visited the Dolphins on March 18.