Arrington agrees with Giants (Updated)
The Dolphins weren't even second in this outside linebacker derby as the Green Bay Packers Saturday morning made one last push to land the former Pro Bowl player. The Dolphins did not improve their $5 million per year offer, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.
The new boil for this pot left on the back burner showed the desire by Arrington not to get victimized by the coming draft.
Arrington hastened a deal before next Saturday's draft because he was worried a thin market would practically disappear if teams addressed their needs with draftees. That would have ended his chances of getting a big payday.
Arrington originally wanted $54 million over 7 years with approximately $12 million in guarantees.
The Dolphins were contacted by Arrington's agent, Kevin Poston, the past two days and asked to make their best offer. The same courtesy was granted the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Overall, it means the Dolphins will take a stronger look at OLB in the draft next week. So what do you think? Did the Dolphins make a mistake by not bidding higher for Arrington?