Peelle Latches On With Falcons


The Miami Dolphins released Justin Peelle in favor of TE Sean Ryan on Saturday.  Today the veteran signed with the Atlanta Falcons.  Peelle should take some comfort in his signing as thus far he is the only one of Miami’s cuts to have found work.

Last years draft is not shaping up favorably for the Phins and the shadow cast on Randy Mueller and Cam Cameron in the 1-15 season is getting darker with each passing moment.  Of the 9 players selected last year, only Ginn, Beck, Satele, Soliai, and punter Brandon Fields remain.  Of those 5, only Ginn, Satele, and Fields are considered safe through this season.

A common theme in recent years for Miami, draft picks just don’t seem to stick and the fact that even fewer sign when released makes you wonder why they were drafted at all.  Peelle at least has found work.  When the Phins released him, they said it was because Ryan filled a bigger need at the position.  With Fasano and Martin the pass catchers the Phins needed a blocking TE more than another pass catcher.  Peelle became expendable.  At least he is faring better than the rest.

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  • RickyNeverInhaled

    don’t you think that when fasano and martin are in that we will be passing and when Ryan is in, we will run the ball?

  • RickyNeverInhaled

    i meant to say that don’t you think other teams will catch on to that?

  • http://www.sheddawgs.com Shed Dawg Mike

    Actually he could be blocking in pass protections as well so I wouldn’t necessarily say its a given that when he’s in its a run play.  Also, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few 2 TE sets.  While he’s no Antonio Gate, Ryan can catch.  He did have a nice TD in the final preseason game. 

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Exactly Mike,

    There is really no way to know what they will run with Ryan in there.  In fact, he has been playing some time at FB as well, so we could see him in that roll and let’s not forget that so long as teams believe that he could be in for a short yardage run, he can also be used in the passing game as well….as evidenced by his TD against NO. 

    He just is more of a blocking TE than Peelle was and Fasano and Martin were more like Peelle so there was no need to keep 3 of the same type of TE’s.

  • SamDolphan

    I think that Trey Darilek was also picked up by the NYG.

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Sam:  Thanks for the heads up on that as well.  I missed it somewhere.  Appreciate the info!