Originally posted on Phins Phocus  |  Last updated 3/15/13
  The Dolphins started this season with a roster which falls quite short of being a Super Bowl contender but if improved could become a player in the AFC playoff picture. Jeff Ireland knew this free agency was probably his last shot at redemption and certainly did not hold back in terms of making a splash. The Dolphins tackled their biggest need adding a speedy playmaker in Mike Wallace, the consensus number 1 free agent in this year’s class. The Dolphins then went younger and improved their linebacker core signing the top middle linebacker in this year’s free agent class as well as a solid outside linebacker in Wheeler. Then things got a little weird as the Dustin Keller saga lingered on and Jake Long’s situation became a trending twitter topic. All that being said now that Keller is locked up and the Phins remain in the hunt for Long, Ireland has made pretty solid work so far this offseason. With the major moves made this off-season I still expect one other move in free agency whether it be Jake Long, a corner back or a veteran pass rusher.   What will Jeff Ireland’s next move be as it seems his plan is panning out pretty well so far. The Dolphins still have a major need at corner with a fairly subpar group however at this point it is assumed they will attack the position in the draft. Xavier Rhodes is a possibility at 12. The cornerback market has been fairly dry and it would be nice if Jeff could take advantage of it as there are still several decent names out there including; Talib, Grimes, Winfield and others. At pass rusher Dwight Freeney, John Abraham and Osi all are still available for the taking. Not to mention the Dolphins are still rumored to have Brandon Gibson still strongly on their radar which might be trouble for fan favorite Davone Bess. Will be interesting to see what Ireland’s next move will be but it seems he is building some trust in the Dolphins fan base so far this offseason. 
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Stephen A. Smith's sources say LeBron wants to beat up Irving

Report: Thunder interested in trading for Carmelo Anthony

Mayweather says he will stand ‘toe to toe’ with McGregor

Raiders to limit Marshawn Lynch's workload in 2017?

Kobe Bryant responds to if he is influencing Kyrie Irving

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Andy Reid chastises Tamba Hali for social media outburst

Every 2009-2016 NBA MVP will now play for Warriors or Cavaliers

Mike Tyson weighs in on Conor McGregor’s chances of beating Floyd Mayweather

Report: Robert Griffin III scheduled to work out with Chargers

Report: Derrick Rose will sign with Cavs

Notes on the prospects from 2017 NBA Summer League

The 'When George Brett went completely batty' quiz

Finding the possible Achilles' heel for baseball’s best teams

Getaway Day: A pair of aces get lost in the shuffle

Sports & Politics Intersect: Trump casts shadow over U.S. Women's Open

Best of Yardbarker: General managers take the spotlight

The 'Pay that man his money' quiz

The unexpected rise of the Connecticut Sun

The National League Wild Card is suddenly relevant again

Kicking It: USMNT struggles to find consistency in Gold Cup as World Cup qualifying nears

Three Up, Three Down: The Dodgers are a complete juggernaut right now

BIG3 Week 5: Pivotal make-or-break weekend in Chicago

Who won the Open Championship in the year you were born?

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'When George Brett went completely batty' quiz

Finding the possible Achilles' heel for baseball’s best teams

Getaway Day: A pair of aces get lost in the shuffle

Sports & Politics Intersect: Trump casts shadow over U.S. Women's Open

The National League Wild Card is suddenly relevant again

The 'Pay that man his money' quiz

BIG3 Week 5: Pivotal make-or-break weekend in Chicago

The 'Let's show a little love for James Jones' quiz

Making an NFL GM change in the summer has its benefits

The 'Yoan Moncada era starts now' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker