Saturday, March 01, 2008

Free agency starts

Miami went into free agency with about 50 players on their roster. Typically, a team will have 70-75 players at this point, so you knew that the Phins were in the market for some players.

They signed 9 on the first day, and had offered contracts - reportedly - to two others, and have another handful scheduled for visits.

The names aren't flashy. There's no Joey Porter, there's no Ricky Williams. But, the approach was to go after quantity.

And as my buddy Brian put it, its kind of like they got a Mulligan on the '04 draft. The first time around, they didn't get it right, and no one remained on Miami's roster last season. Of the players they signed, most came from that draft class.

And most importantly, they all fill various needs.
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