A Few More Free Agent Options for the Miami Dolphins this Off-season


Dec 30, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; The New England Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphins 28-0. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

We all know about the Mike Wallaces and the Greg Jennings that will be on Miami’s radar this off season. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what other trades, or signings that could not be too bizarre for the Dolphins to attempt. As Jeff Ireland  said “Everything is on the table.”

It is hard to not hear about the Jets… Even when they haven’t played a game for about a month. But there are stories coming out that Revis may be traded. The Dolphins NEED a corner back, a shut down corner back. I know that everyone will say “The Jets won’t trade Revis to a team they have to play twice a year.” The Jets are a very desperate team, they need to get better. The Jets should trade Revis to the team that gives them the most in return. The Dolphins have A LOT to offer. For a “perfect” deal I could see the Dolphins giving up a first round pick and a third round pick for the best corner in the game. The Dolphins need some experience in the secondary, and using two of those five picks for a homerun player does not sound too bad.

Two other players come to my mind that would be a nice fit in the Dolphins secondary to give them a little more experience. Jairus Byrd, who is a free agent, played for Buffalo this season and had five INTS for the bills. The other one, who is also a safety is playing next weekend in the Superbowl, Ed Reed. A very good veteran who is always making plays around the ball, something the Dolphins need. The reason I bring up Reed is because someone on NFL Network mentioned the possibility of Reed going to Miami next season. Everything is still up in the air, but hey, you never know what will happen.

Next year, there is one player set in stone for the Dolphins secondary next year, Reshad Jones who is becoming a very very good player. But he is also young, and the Dolphins will be using some of there picks to bring in some rookies to strengthen the secondary. They need experience, and a leader in the secondary and any of the three plays I mentioned would help the Dolphins in many ways, on and off the field.

On a side note, I’ve heard a few rumors that Brandon Lloyd may be out in New England. The Pats brought him in to be a deep play threat. He has been unable to fill that need. Also knowing how much the Patriots love to switch players in and out each year, it would not surprise me. Lloyd would be a great pick up for the Dolphins, Not as a number one, but a number two if they can not sign Hartline to a deal. Lloyd signed a three year Twelve million dollar deal last offseason. I’ve always liked Lloyd, since he was in Denver. If the Dolphins get the chance, I do not think they could let a deal like that go by them.