The Miami Dolphins are deep in contract extension talks with
wide receiver Brian Hartline, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com.
NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Tuesday morning that the
Dolphins and Brian Hartline are in deep talks to keep the receiver long
term, according to a source involved in the talks. Nothing is imminent, but
things could come together quickly.
It appears that the Dolphins and Hartline are close to
finalizing an agreement, as Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reported yesterday that
the pending deal would include an average annual salary between $6 and $6.5
The Dolphins drafted Hartline in the 4th round of
the 2009 NFL Draft. He posted three middling seasons from 2009-11 before
breaking out in 2012. Last season he caught 74 passes for 1,083 yards and one touchdown.
Even if the Dolphins re-sign Hartline, the team has enough
salary cap space – roughly $38 million – to go out and also acquire a free
agent wide receiver, such as Mike Wallace or Greg Jennings.
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