Breaking News: LaDaianian Tomlinson has officially been released by the San Diego Chargers after 9 seasons with the team. The move was expected.
The New England Patriots put the good old franchise tag on DT Vince Wilfork today ending any hopes of Miami Dolphins fans that the “Tuna” and his team could poach the big NT.
Sure, Wilfork would have been a nice addition to the teams defensive line but did anyone really believe that he would end up in Miami? There was no way that was going to happen. Why? For one, Bill Belichick was going to make sure of it and two, the Dolphins in all likelihood wouldn’t have paid the money to him to bring him here.
It’s going to be the same way with Karlos Dansby, it was the same with LB Calvin Pace and host of other big name free agents that yearly hit the market. The Dolphins simply don’t spend loads of money on the top guys. It seems they would rather overpay for guys like Ernest Wilford and Gibril Wilson instead.
In any case, Wilfork will be a Patriot for a long time as the two sides are expected to begin work on a long term deal.
It’s hard to be disappointed when you weren’t expecting it anyways.
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