Saturday, May 29, 2010

Miami Dolphins: May 29 News & Notes

  • Miami Dolphins' 2010 first-round pick Jared Odrick has reportedly hired Drew Rosenhaus as his new representation. It was revealed earlier this week that Odrick had parted ways with agent Peter Schaffer. Odrick, who is expected to compete with Phillip Merling, for the Dolphins' starting right defensive end job, joins a handful of other Dolphins players represented by the Miami-based Rosenhaus.
  • Offensive lineman Nate Garner, believed to be a strong candidate to win one of the Dolphins' starting guard jobs, is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his foot. This should clear the way for rookie John Jerry to win the starting gig at left guard, and could clear the way for an extra lineman to make the active roster if Garner begins the season on the PUP list. I actually didn't expect Garner to win a starting job anyway as his experience at various positions makes him a good guy to have off the bench, but this injury pretty much kills any shot he did have.
  • Recently-signed guard Cory Procter received a one-year, $630,000 contract from the Dolphins, although bonus details remain unavailable. It's obvious Procter wasn't that difficult to sign, as his salary is quite low despite visiting the Broncos, Dolphins, and Patriots following his release from the Cowboys. With just four accrued seasons in his career (he failed to qualify for one as a rookie with the Cowboys in 2005), Procter will once again be a restricted free agent in the 2010 offseason should he remain with the Dolphins this season.
  • Davone Bess is still refusing to give up his No. 15 to Brandon Marshall, and things look bleak the Dolphins' prized offseason acquisition will get to don the same number he did in Denver. Marshall, however, maintains his current No. 19 is not yet permanent. One possibility to consider is that Marshall could jump on Julius Pruitt's No. 11 (Marshall's number at UCF) when the undrafted receiver eventually gets cut.
  • Armando Salguero, Omar Kelly & Mike Berardino, and Ben Volin have more Friday coverage of the Dolphins' minicamp.
  • The Dolphins waived safety Ethan Kilmer from the Reserve/Left Squad list on Thursday, nearly 10 months after he opted to leave the team during training camp. Signed by the Dolphins in January 2009 to compete for a spot as a reserve safety and special-teamer, Kilmer has not been heard from since leaving the team early last August, and is presumably done with football. However, he is free to sign with any team if he chooses.

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