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Miami Dolphins Try Out CB Castoffs

Sep 22, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins safety Jimmy Wilson (27) celebrates after making an interception against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Per Aaron Wilson of Nationalfootballpost.com, the Miami Dolphins have given a few castoffs a chance to make their case to bolster Miami’s secondary.

Corners Ronald Bartell, Terrence McGee, Jacob Lacey, Jalil Brown, Ryan Mouton and former Miami Hurricane DeMarcus Van Dyke.

The most notable names from this list are Bartell, who spent some time with St. Louis, Detroit, and Oakland, McGee, I think we can all recognize McGee from his old Buffalo Bills days, and Lacey, who spent the majority of his young career with Indianapolis before moving on to Detroit.

This is a little telling about two things:

1. Miami obviously feels that the groin injury starting CB Dimitri Patterson has been nursing is a bit more serious than initially thought. Along with injuries to rookies Will Davis and Jamar Taylor.

2. The team may be concerned with the progress of rookies Will Davis and Jamar Taylor in terms of grasping the nuances of the defense.

That being said, I would be surprised if Miami extends an offer to any one of the six worked out. Bartell and McGee are old news. Lacey and Van Dyke are not very good. Brown and Mouton are just bad.

The team is better off rolling the dice with what they currently have in Grimes, Carroll, an injured Patterson (hopefully healthy soon), Davis, Taylor, Wilson and Stanford.

Topics: DeMarcus Van Dyke, Jacob Lacey, Miami Dolphins, Ron Bartell, Terrence McGee

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  • Jcartwright67

    I’m with you Tyler, roll the dice with what we have at CB. I’m ready to see the early picks from this draft class do something for us though…I know Jordan had a nice game but I’d really like to see Taylor and Davis hit the field and justify their selection.

    • TylerMcMullen

      Agreed! I would like to see Taylor hit the field. As you know, I’m a big Jamar Taylor fan. I think he could end up being one of Miami’s better corners in the team’s history —-bold statement. I’d like to see him hit the field sooner rather than later!

  • John Smith

    If I’m the coach. I would be looking for a key player here or there on some of the teams who are already or beginning to look to next year. Same deal Indy made basically for T. Rich. Fins could use a stud on OL and DB. The current DB’s are doing well including Carroll but with this pass happy league, you can never have enough.

    • TylerMcMullen

      This is true. Can never have too many corners. But I think they’re set with the youngsters slowly becoming healthy. As for the offensive line, there’s a rumor —–remember just a rumor, that Joe Thomas may become available. If I’m Miami I am throwing my picks at Cleveland for Thomas. Thomas would give Miami an even better LT than Jake Long. Martin would slide back to RT and Clabo would either be cut or given an opportunity to supplant Jerry at the RG position if he could convert successfully.

      • John Smith

        Joe Thomas. Interesting…. Sounds good.

        Hey we are 3 – 0 so you do what you have to do to get to the promised land THIS YEAR. As for CB’s – I also would like to see our rookies but keep Peyton Manning and the Broncos in mind if you want to go to Super Bowl. And yes I’m crazy but no I’m not insane. lol.

        • TylerMcMullen

          Lol optimistic thinking but this team is far too young and has too many holes and questions to be talking Super Bowl, my man! Like the thinking, though. Give it a few years to mesh together!