Miami Dolphins hosting safety Kenny Vaccaro sign LB Garvin
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins are two weeks away from the NFL Draft but they are not sitting on their hands or biting off their fingernails like the Dolphins fanbase.
According to reports the Dolphins are hosting former New Orleans Safety Kenny Vaccaro today in what could wind up being a big signing for the Dolphins secondary.
To be clear, the Dolphins cap situation may not be the best right now so signing Vaccaro may not happen today but it could happen after the draft is complete. Many NFL teams dip back into the free agent pool after the draft is completed but do host visits with potential free agents ahead of the draft.
Vaccaro’s visit is a bit surprising given the money tied up at safety currently. The Dolphins signed Reshad Jones to an extension ahead of the 2017 season and then signed T.J. McDonald to an extension before he ever played a single down for the Dolphins.
Adam Gase told the media at this years owner meetings that he was less than impressed with the play of McDonald in 2017. McDonald missed the first eight games of the season serving a suspension. The comments have prompted many to think that Miami will look to upgrade at safety and Vaccaro’s visit won’t change that opinion.
Joe Schad points out that Miami has a lot money tied up already in its safeties.
If there is one thing we have learned about the Dolphins this year, they are not afraid to walk away from bad contracts and leave dead money on the table.
While Miami mulls over their options with Vaccaro’ today as he walks around the building the Dolphins did add some quality depth to their linebacker group signing Terrence Garvin.
Garvin has four starts in 74 games since entering the league in 2013. He has also played for three NFL teams most recently with the Seahawks in 2017 where he started three games. Garvin will add depth to the roster and will likely contribute on special teams.