The Texans Off Season to Date

The Houston Texans start their off-season program today under Bill O’Brien and his new staff for the 2014 season. This period has watch free agents walk away, which is slowly shaping the new look Texans for 2014.   Filing Out of Houston  The Texans have lost 12 players to other teams, which will ensure plenty of turnover for the upcoming season. Owen Daniels- Ravens Danieal Manning...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins Likely Done with Major FA Moves

Among the 32 teams in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins have certainly been one of the more active to this point in free agency. Miami has sought to shore up its offensive line with the addition of Branden Albert while adding a versatile running back in Knowshon Moreno.On the defensive side of the ball, the Dolphins re-signed Brent Grimes and Randy Starks while picking up potential starters...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on 2014 Miami Dolphins Free Agency as of March 22nd

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Moments after the 2014 period began the Dolphins signed what should amount to their biggest addition of the year in Brandon Albert. He’ll hopefully man the LT position for at least 2-3 seasons, of his 5 year 47 million dollar contract. Kudu’s to Hickey, and Philbin for getting their man. – Grade A+ They overpaid, but had little choice. I won’t...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork to the Dolphins?

  By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter) The only debate in a Vince Wilfork to Miami scenario is whether he has anything left in the tank. When the Dolphins traded up one spot in the 2004 draft to draft Vernon Carey and not Vince, I was livid, even more so after he ended up on the New England Patriots. Photo Courtesy of Keith Allison via Wikipedia.org Ten years later the Dolphins may...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Hickey’s vision still yet to be determined

Dennis Hickey has gotten mixed reaction this free agency period. From great signings, like Grimes and Starks, to ho hum signings like Earl Mitchell and Cortland Finnegan, and the crowned jewel of Dennis Hickey’s first offseason with the Dolphins, Branden Albert. Reaction has been varied. Let me preface what I’m about to say with a few things. One, Branden Albert instantly upgrades...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at two new Miami Dolphins

With week one of the Free Agency period coming to a close, the Miami Dolphins started Tuesday off with a bang by signing Safety Louis Delmas and Offensive Tackle Branden Albert within the first couple of hours. Over the next couple of days we have resigned a few players and also picked up Defensive Tackle Earl Mitchell, but I believe the first two signings by the Dolphins were the...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Buh Bye to Jonathan Martin, Fins make some moves but still have work to do

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to get you caught up on all things Miami Dolphins. Free Agency frenzy was crazy as usual, make sure your caught up on everything. Dolphins Columns - What Branden Albert can bring to the Miami Dolphins. (READ) - Dennis Hickey progress report through two days of free agency (READ) - The Miami Dolphins trade Jonathan Martin...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Free Agency Summary - Week 1

Here is where the Dolphins stand after week 1 of Free Agency: Signed: Louis Delma S  From Detroit Branden Albert LT From Kansas City Earl Mitchell DT From Houston Randy Starks DT Re-signed with Miami Cortland Finnegan CB From St Louis Shelley Smith G From St Louis Released:  Dimitri Patterson ...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins sign DT Earl Mitchell

The Miami Dolphins had a need for a defensive tackle after losing Paul Soliai to the Falcons and I was actually intrigued to see Earl Mitchell sign with a 4-3 team going into the off-season. He was a 3rd round pick in 2010, but the 6-2 292 pounder was miscast as a 3-4 nose tackle in Houston over the last 3 seasons. Even still, he wasn’t terrible, so there’s a chance he can become...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins get an 'A' so far in Free Agency

By Cyrus Lassus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter) The Miami Dolphins are not done with free agency, but the first major wave has come and gone and the team’s core looks strong. Branden Albert is finally a Miami Dolphin and the team has an elite left tackle again. Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com He is excellent in pass protection but only considered average in the running game.  His detractors...
Via Phin Nation
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins draft plans after their Free Agency additions

  By Miami Jules (Miami_Jules on Twitter) March 11th 2014 marked the start of the new NFL year and also the start of the free agent signing period. Players entering the NFL draft have moved up and down in the rankings in the week preceding the free agent period, and although these rankings are only a rough guide, they will guide us through these last weeks before the actual draft...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Hickey progress report through two days of free agency

Remember going through school and preparing for the dreaded “5-week report card” or your midterm grades? They would come in the mail and you knew that any minute now your parents would call you down from your room and sitting around the dinner table you’d receive a half hour lecture about your focus in school and underachieving grades. Well Dennis Hickey has no worries at this...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Free Agency: Mini Exodus (Day 2)

The Houston Texans day two of free agency went by without any real news on the horizon. Just plenty of former Texans on their way to new teams for next season.   Bryan Braman Day 2 News - The Houston Texans saw four from their 2013 53 man roster find new homes on day two of free agency. Defensive tackle Earl Mitchell signed with the Miami Dolphins. Inside Linebacker Joe Mays signed...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Earl Mitchell excited about move to Miami, switch to Dolphins' 4-3 scheme

DAVIE, Fla. -- Earl Mitchell got rich by playing nose tackle in a 3-4 defense. He now hopes to win a Super Bowl in the Miami Dolphins' 4-3 scheme. ''I definitely want to be part of a 4-3 team,'' Mitchell said Wednesday afternoon. ''I think it'll definitely give me the opportunity to showcase my skill ... where I can be able to make more plays and be...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Sign DT Earl Mitchell

Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald is reporting that the Dolphins have agreed to a deal with former Texans defensive tackle Earl Mitchell for a four-year. $16 million deal, with $9 million of that being guaranteed. The post Dolphins Sign DT Earl Mitchell appeared first on Overtime.
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins’ Free Agency Day 2 Live Blog

Rise and shine Dolphins nation, today is day 2 of the NFL season and the second day of free agency frenzy. To recap where the Dolphins stand, they have signed DT Earl Mitchell, OT Branden Albert, and FS Louis Delmas and resigned CB Brent Grimes. The Fins are also rumored to be in the RT market but have failed to land their top two options Beadles and Howard. OT Breno Giacomini...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

After busy Day 1, what’s next for Dolphins on Day 2?

  As expected, the Miami Dolphins filled one of their major holes within the first few minutes of free agency. They signed LT Branden Albert to a 5 year deal worth approximately $47 million ($25 guaranteed).  Albert will immediately be penciled in as the Dolphins starting left tackle. Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com Albert’s signing comes just a day after the Dolphins added a...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Add Help to Offensive, Defensive Lines

The Miami Dolphins continue to show they want to be a player headed toward the playoffs in 2014. After giving Brent Grimes to a new deal and making Louis Delmas a new member of the secondary, the Dolphins went out and made to significant changes to its roster with the signing of Branden Albert to play tackle and Earl Mitchell, a defensive tackle, to play along the team’s defensive...
Via Football Nation
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Recap: Houston Texans cut Owen Daniels

The first day of NFL Free Agency is almost over for the day, and the Houston Texans didn’t make any signings. They did, however, cut tight end Owen Daniels, while nose tackle Earl Mitchell is visiting the Miami Dolphins. Daniels played eight seasons with the Texans, racking up a total of 385 catches for 4,617 yards and 29 touchdowns.  Considering he’s 31 years old, the Texans...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Sign Branden Albert

The Miami Dolphins finally have their man.A year after almost trading a second round pick for him, Miami has signed free agent Branden Albert to a five year deal worth $46 million. This is a step in the right direction for one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. Albert is a Pro Bowler who will give Miami help they desperately need on the line.Miami wasn't done with signings...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins bring in DT Earl Mitchell while Big Paul heads to Atl

The Dolphins continued to fill holes by adding Defensive Tackle Earl Mitchell to a 4 year $16 million deal ($9 million guaranteed). With Soliai and Starks moving on from the Dolphins, the signing of Mitchell makes sense. He finished with a 1.6 PFF grade against the Pass, but a -4.6 grade against the run.  Mitchell played the nose position in Texas, but is expected to play next to...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Free Agency: Moving and Shaking (Day 1)

The new NFL season has opened up and the Houston Texans have been quiet for the opening of free agency. The Texans made some internal moves and will be watching some of their own free agents moving to other teams.   Day 1 News -The Houston Texans have released corner back Brice McCain and tight end Owen Daniels. It was made know that Daniels had a failed physical designation. -It...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins Signing DT Earl Mitchell

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that former Texans DT Earl Mitchell is expected to sign with the Miami Dolphins. Schefter adds that  Mitchell’s deal is a four-year contract worth $16 million and includes $9 million guaranteed, Mitchell, 26, has only missed one game in his NFL career and totaled 48 tackles and 1.5 sacks for the Texans in 2013. Pro Football Focus has him rated...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins shore up interior of D-line with Mitchell

BY SEAN DONOVANThe Miami Dolphins created a gaping hole in their defense when they decided to not re-sign defensive tackles Paul Soliai and Randy Starks.They used the first day of free agency to start patching that hole back up.According to an ESPN report, the Dolphins have signed former Houston Texans defensive tackle Earl Mitchell to a four year, $16 million deal. Previously a...
Via AFC East Daily
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Earl Mitchell Will Have a New Team in 2014

According to ESPN’s Tania Ganguli, Houston Texans defensive end and soon to be free agent defensive tackle Earl Mitchell will be headed to a new team in 2014. Mitchell was drafted by the Texans in 2010 in the 3rd round (81st overall) out of Arizona. The Houston native and North Shore alum returned to his home city to appear in 63 game for the Texans in four seasons. He totaled...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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