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Nose tackle Paul Soliai, thought to be headed out of Miami this year after playing last season with the Dolphins' franchise tag, instead agreed to return to the team.
Soliai received a two-year, 12 million deal, according to the Palm Beach Post and ESPN.com. The Palm Beach Post and TheDenverChannel.com reported that Soliai was due to travel to Colorado to visit with the Broncos before canceling the trip when he reached the agreement with the Dolphins.
The Dolphins and Broncos are both in the running for a far more high-profile free agent, quarterback Peyton Manning.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Soliai's salary-cap figure for this year will be just above 4 million. However, the newspaper reported that the signing could affect Miami's ability to pursue Manning, as the team would have to restructure existing contracts or release players to clear enough salary-cap space to have enough money for Manning.
Soliai, 28, has spent all five of his pro seasons with the Dolphins since he was the team's fourth-round draft pick in 2007 out of the University of Utah.
He started 14 games in 2010, when he recorded his only two career sacks, and he started 13 games in 2011.
The 6-foot-4, 350-pounder is a large presence in the middle of the line.
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