No surprise, the Miami Dolphins wasted little time making splashes in free agency.
The Dolphins agreed to deals with their No. 1 target, wide receiver Mike Wallace, and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe.
Wallace gives Miami a deep threat the team hasnt had in more than a decade. The former Steeler reportedly just needed to pass a physical before signing a five-year, 60-65 million pact and become the third-highest paid receiver behind Detroits Calvin Johnson and Arizonas Larry Fitzgerald.
The Wallace deal had been expected. The Ellerbe signing was a big surprise, which led to another stunning move: the release of leading tackler Karlos Dansby.
A key member of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, Ellerbe reportedly agreed to terms on a five-year, 35 million contract. The Dolphins then cut Dansby to save 3.9 million in cap space.
The moves meant Miami got younger at linebacker. Ellerbe is 27, Dansby 31.
The Dolphins also re-signed safety Chris Clemons to a one-year deal. Clemons ha...