The Miami Dolphins will definitely be looking for a new NT for the 2010 season. Free agent NT Jason Ferguson, recovering from an injury will miss the first 8 games of the 2010 season after being suspended by the NFL on Saturday.
Details of the suspension are still sketchy but it is believed that the big NT violated the NFL’s substance abuse policy on performance enhancing drugs. This report comes from Howard Balzer of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
If this does in fact prove to true, the Dolphins, who many thought would re-sign Ferguson will be forced to look elsewhere either in a restricted free agent or in the draft as major priority. Ferguson was rumored to be considering retirement if he did not rejoin Miami. That appears now to be a foregone conclusion.