The Miami Dolphins have signed their hopeful franchise QB, Ryan Tannehill. This according to Adam Schefter of ESPN and Mike Florio of Pro-Football Talk. The deal reportedly will be for four years with a team option for the 5th as is the normal for first round picks. The sticking point of contention in these negotiations had been the adamant refusal of the Dolphins to remove the “off-set” language from the deal.
According to the sources cited by PFT, the Dolphins gave a little but ultimately Ryan Tannehill did not want to miss any more camp time and conceded to not having the “off-set” language removed.
It’s like that tomorrow Tannehill will have to do the conditioning drill and then get up to speed before practice on Monday. It’s likely he will miss his third practice on Sunday as a spectator.
In other news, the rumor mill is churning in regards to Miami’s interest in disgruntled Pittsburgh Steeler wide-receiver Mike Wallace. The Steelers recently gave Antonio Brown a new deal which almost puts them out of options to re-ink the speedy Wallace. The rumors are nothing concrete which is exactly why they are rumors. The topic is becoming a banter subject across many Miami Dolphin fan forums as well as in speculating media.
Some in the media are suggesting that Miami, Dallas, and Indianapolis are front-runners to land the wide-out but Pittsburgh has been mum on the prospect of trading him. Earlier today, Wallace said he is seeking more of a Vincent Jackson contract, around 11.5 million annually than the 155 million dollar deal that Larry Fitzgerald signed. While the contract is high, so might the compensation to Pittsburgh who very well may seek a first round pick or perhaps two first rounders.
Jeff Ireland of course traded two second round selections for Brandon Marshall two seasons ago before he fire-saled him to Chicago for two thirds at the outset of this years free agency.