Just when you think the bulk of free agency is over another rumor hits the wires. According to a Twitter post former Bills linebacker Zach Brown is visiting the Dolphins today.
To be clear this is simply a rumor but the source claims to have received the information from Zach Brown himself. Sometimes it pays to know someone.
Now digging a little deeper into Jamal Womble’s Twitter we find that he has a long time friend who played with Brown in college. Spoke with him last night and his friend was with Brown and that they indeed were heading to Miami.
It doesn’t stop there. Womble has said that a deal is close but not done which is hard to believe because the Dolphins have not moved fast on any contracts this off-season. Including their own. Brown recently visited the Raiders where a contract was either offered and not accepted or not offered at all. It’s hard to believe that if a contract was offered that Miami would be in play to beat it. That has not been their method of operation the last two off-seasons.
The Dolphins have not made any mention of this “visit” and none of the local media are reporting on the visit so there is a very good chance or at least a better than not chance that this is not correct. That being said it would not be the first time that we learn of visits from friends instead of the media.
To be fair with Womble, he is followed by Zach Brown on Twitter. While it’s rare that a player of Brown’s recognition would make a visit that is not known, it’s not entirely impossible.
Watch for an update soon as we confirm the report or dismiss it entirely.
UPDATE: Local media is now saying that this is true via league sources.