Jeff Ireland for the most part was hitting home runs this afternoon but the one player he couldn’t land was TE Jared Cook. Cook opted to sign with the man who drafted him, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher. Cook was said to be a top priority for Ireland and the Dolphins but in the end, his familiarity with Fisher won out.
The Dolphins meanwhile lost TE Anthony Fasano who signed with the Chiefs shortly after the start of free agency. Fasano will earn about 15 million in the next two seasons with the Chiefs who apparently were not aware that Fasano’s pass catching, while sometime stellar, is also very inconsistent. And I’m a huge fan of Fasano’s.
The loss of Fasano leaves a gaping hole at the TE position where the Dolphins have only Michael Egnew…a major bust thus far and an undrafted rookie in Kyle Miller. The Dolphins still have options on the free agent market where Washington’s Fred Davis is available and the New York Jets Dustin Keller is available to name two.
The Dolphins without question will address the position but whether next years seam threat pass catcher comes from the draft or from the market open now is anyone’s guess.
Despite the top signings of Dannell Ellerbe and Mike Wallace, the Dolphins still have holes at CB, OLB, and OG/RT. The team also re-signed safety Chris Clemons to a one year deal this afternoon as well.