With salary constraints, how about a cap discount for returning players?

As we pass through the winter lull after the Super Bowl, we are starting to see the first activity of the 2015 season, beginning with the arrival of the scouting combine. This event attracts the decision-makers of NFL teams as they look to evaluate the raw talent of hopeful prospects in the upcoming draft. Aside from watching aspiring young players, this event also brings those decision...
Via PhinManiacs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: Talking Free Agency With John Clayton

If you want to know how the Miami Dolphins may do in free agency, there are few sources better than John Clayton to find out. The ESPN analyst and NFL insider believes the team will become a real player on March 10th when free agency begins across the board for all 32 teams.“Particulary in the front office there’s a realization, ‘like what can we do to get this team over the...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Dolphins, Falcons, Giants, & Rams

Buccaneers Pat Yaskinskas of ESPN writes that the Buccaneers should really consider the idea of trading QB Mike Glennon for a draft pick now that it’s clear they’ll be selecting a quarterback prospect No. 1 overall. Dolphins ESPN’s Adam Caplan confirms that the Dolphins are trying to re-sign TE Charles Clay, but adds that he’ll have a “very strong” market should...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Updates on Charles Clay, Jared Odrick, Mike Wallace and other Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins are currently working on their own free agents before dipping into the open market on March 10 and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald provided some updates for us on Tuesday evening.The Dolphins are in active negotiations with tight end Charles Clay and there is cautious optimism that a deal will get done. According to Jackson, the team loves the duo of Clay and...
Via PhinManiacs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins talking to Charles Clay and Jared Odrick about a new deal

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Miami Dolphins are hoping to keep a couple of their guys on the roster, while adding a veteran linebacker from the Jets.  Barry Jackson said in a Miami Buzz article last night that the Dolphins and tight end Charles Clay are working hard on getting a […] The post Dolphins talking to Charles Clay and Jared Odrick about a new...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins In “Active Negotiations” With TE Charles Clay

Barry Jackson of Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are in “active negotiations” with free agent TE Charles Clay regarding a new contract. According to Jackson, there is “cautious optimism” that the two sides will be able to eventually get an agreement in place. Miami reportedly likes their young tight end tandem of Clay and Dion Sims. Over the weekend, Adam Beasley...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Miami Dolphins show off $400M stadium renovations

  The Miami Dolphins unveiled video Tuesday of the transformation of Sun Life Stadium, which will undergo a $400 million renovation and modernization. The renovation is privately funded by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. The modernization of Sun Life Stadium will be complete in 2017, and the new features include: Open air canopy to provide shade/cover Brand new seats...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins hoping to re-sign their own plus other news around the NFL

With free agency less than two weeks away, many teams and agents have begun posturing to get the biggest edge on their side of negotiations. This includes asking players to re-structure contracts, extending deals and also throwing out all sorts of rumors to gain leverage. Here are the latest pieces of information from around the NFL:As many have reported, the Miami Dolphins hope...
Via PhinManiacs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Dolphins afford sign their own free agents?

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 19: Jared Odrick #98 of the Miami Dolphins rushes past Matt Slauson #68 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Dolphins defeated the Bears 27-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The Miami Dolphins finished the season with an average record of 8-8 after a lackluster finale.  We know that quarterback Ryan...
Via Phins Phocus
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Impending free agent Clay getting a bit of attention

Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay has gotten a little attention the past 24 hours.Late Sunday night/early Monday, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reported the Buffalo Bills were eying Clay, who is poised to hit free agency assuming he doesn't reach a new deal with his current team.Monday morning, Andrew Abramson of The Palm Beach Post chimed in with a report that Clay was expected...
Via AFC East Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins expected to re-sign Charles Clay

Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay (42) runs with the ball after making a catch against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Detroit. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini) According to Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, the Miami Dolphins are expected to re-sign tight end Charles Clay before free agency starts on March 10th.  Clay is seen...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins Expected To Re-Sign TE Charles Clay

Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports that the Dolphins are expected to re-sign TE Charles Clay to a contract that would pay him around $4 million per year. This comes just a day after a report from Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News mentioned that the Bills are “known to be taking a hard look at” Clay. The Bills interest could still raise Clay’s asking price, and...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills Reportedly Taking A “Hard Look” At TE Charles Clay

Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports that the Bills are “known to be taking a hard look at” Dolphins free agent TE Charles Clay. According to Carucci, the Bills are expected to target an upgrade at the tight end position this offseason, due new offensive coordinator Greg Roman being “a big tight end guy.” Carucci mentions that other candidates for the Bills could include...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Miami Dolphins consider a TE during free agency?

It may not seem like a glamourous position, as tight end is still viewed by many as a job that is as much about being an offensive lineman as it is a wide receiver. But that’s a notion that is quickly changing, becoming more and more outdated with each passing season. Across the NFL, tight ends are a major part of passing attacks. And their role isn’t just as a possession receiver...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten most undervalued NFL free agents

An annual spending-spree reminiscent of the housing market boom, NFL free agency is just around the corner. The focus during this tumultuous financial period consistently and unfortunately surrounds high-dollar assets. This year, these hopefuls include the NFL’s rushing leader DeMarco Murray and receiving touchdown leader Dez Bryant. Yet it is not these high-dollar attractions...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: Getting Ready For The Busy Offseason

The Miami Dolphins have a quandary on their hands as the NFL Scouting Combine begins next week. With one hand on stop watches and the other on a cell phone to call around the league to find out about trades and potential rumors regarding the current crop of NFL talent to be snatched up in April’s Draft, there are other issues the team must take care of in the coming weeks.Welcome...
Via Football Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football: Top 10 Fantasy Tight Ends

View image | The Super Bowl is now behind us and it’s never too soon to start looking forward to next fantasy season. This is the last of a four part series in our pre-draft, pre-free agency top 10 list. In this article we’ll be going over the tight ends (PPR). They are considered the least important of the skill positions, but if you get an elite guy they...
Via The Fantasy Fix
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Miami Dolphins re-sign Charles Clay or go another direction?

The Miami Dolphins will have a tough decision to make at the tight end position because Charles Clay is set to hit the free agent market on March 10. Clay, who battled injuries last season, had a down year in production. He had 58 receptions for 605 yards and 3 touchdowns. In 2013, he had 69 receptions for 759 yards and 6 touchdowns. While the numbers don't seem too far off, anyone...
Via PhinManiacs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Future for Dolphins Key Free Agents

Charles Clay View image | Clay has emerged these past two seasons in Miami, earning the title “Big Play Clay” from Dolphins fans. His agility and big play ability are what makes him a very unique talent at the tight end position. He is very similar to Raiders Pro Bowler Marcel Reece, as they are both talented utility players. With the salary issues surrounding...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Super Bowl, Mike Pouncey, Ryan Tannehill, Charles Clay & more

In this week's edition of the PhinManiacs podcast, we talk about the Super Bowl and the reaction surrounding it. Was it the right call for the Seattle Seahawks at the end of the game? What could they have done better, if anything?We also talk about the looming contract extensions for both Mike Pouncey and Ryan Tannehill. In addition, Charles Clay is set to become a free agent but...
Via PhinManiacs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Miami Dolphins Roster: Tight Ends

Now that we've taken care of the wide receivers...and pretty much determined that it needs to be purged barring some changes of attitude...let's take a look at how the tight end position is doing for the team. There are three kinds of tight ends in the NFL. The first one is the traditional big blocker type that is used sparingly as a weapon in the passing game and is there mainly...
Via PhinManiacs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Five bargain free agents to watch

Every fan in the National Football League are looking at the players slated to become free agents and dreaming of the cream of the crop. The names of Justin Houston, Ndamukong Suh, Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas will be on everyone’s wish list, although in reality most of those men will not be going anywhere. The best place to look is at the second tier of free agents, where...
Via This Given Sunday
23 days ago  |  Discuss

A contract offer for Charles Clay is coming within next few weeks

A year after breaking out and putting the NFL on notice, Charles Clay didn't have a great year in 2014. Yes, he was battling injuries throughout a part of the season but there was a feeling out period between offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and Clay and took more than half the season to figure out how to properly utilize him in the new offensive system. This was evident as Clay...
Via PhinManiacs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins Interested In Re-Signing TE Charles Clay

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins have “privately indicated” that they would like to re-sign impending free agent TE Charles Clay. According to Jackson, Clay is expected to receive an offer from the Dolphins in the next few weeks. Miami reportedly feel good about their tight end situation with Clay and Dion Sims. Clay would be a very intriguing free...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Clay finally makes an impact but his future is uncertain

This past Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, Charles Clay made an impact in the game and reminded everyone that he was still a big part of the Miami Dolphins offense. Clay, who has had a down year, led the Dolphins with 114 yards on six receptions. Prior to the game on Sunday, he had accumulated 416 yards on the season. Was his breakout game by design or was it just the way the...
Via PhinManiacs
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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