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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Let the free agent parade begin

The Dolphins added a young defensive end and a not-so-young safety Tuesday.

After working out several players Monday evening and Tuesday, the team added veteran Lance Schulters and rookie Quentin Moses to their roster.

Schulters, a 32-year-old safety, played for the Dolphins in 2005 after a career that took him to Tennessee and San Francisco. He was most recently on the Atlanta Falcons roster. Schulters signed Tuesday evening.

Moses, a University of Georgia All-SEC player in 2006, also signed Tuesday.

Moses was a third-round pick of the Oakland Raiders this year but was cut by that team during training camp. He went to Arizona and lasted a few weeks there before being cut again. Now he's on the Dolphins radar.

Moses is 6-5 and 260 and might have been an even higher draft pick had he come out after his junior year at Georgia when he had 11.5 sacks. He slumped his senior season and is clearly something of a project now. The guy benched 225 pounds only 11 times in the Indy Combine last spring so he has to work on his upper body strength.

Anyway, the Dolphins were looking at safeties following the injury to Renaldo Hill. The signing of Schulters hopefully means Cameron Worrell won't be used as a pagan sacrificial offering to opposing receivers anymore.

49 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando, who gets the first pick if both Miami and Arizona are 0-16? Is it a coin flip?

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I meant St. Louis, not Arizona.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Joe- Margate, FL. said...

I'm very interested to know what is the status of the three new, monster defensive linemen the Fins recently signed. Will they have an immediate and positive impact on the defense?

After hanging my head all day at the news of the Chambers trade last week, I thought the signing of these guys was a glimmer of light for the defense. Armando, what's the story? Can these guys get some sacks?

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Armando, The two girls in Dolphins jersey's on the home page of Miami Dolphins.co are they our new safties it would be a upgrade.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Joe, I wouldn't call anyone the Dolphins sign during the season Monsters.

There are reasons those guys are available and, unlike a guy like Tank Johnson, none have ever been productive starters in the NFL.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Jack Meoff said...

Mando,

What's the long-term impact of an ACL tear on a player who relies on speed and agility like Ronnie Brown?

Do they ever regain the full complement of their talent and if so, does it take much longer than the time it merely requires for them to return to the field?

1:32 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Armando, it's getting pretty bad when we are reduced to analyzing free agent candidates in October.

Ugh!

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

armando are you nuts who cares about moses this team needs a talent evaluator and a new head coach bill cowher anyone? don't you see this team is being run like a high school team.bryan in ohio....

1:49 PM  
Blogger H.C.D. said...

At this point, ANY free agent we're evaluating was deemed "not good enough" for the final roster of the 32 teams. However, beggars can't be choosers and we need to do what we can to field a team. Now making that team actually competitive defensively, thats the challenge.

Who can we lure out of retirement? What's Louis Oliver doing these days? What about Jarvis Williams? Make the Blackwood brothers suit up. At this point, those old guys would be upgrades.

0-7 for the first time in franchise history...that means that this team is WORSE than the inaugural season. OY!

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cam Cameron's nick name should be:

"O" FOR

usage example
O for 1
O for 2
O for 3
O for 4
O for 5
O for 6
O for 7
all the way to
O for 16

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

Seems like the only guys out there now have "flu like symptoms..." I don't think there will be anyone who can have a serious impact and a passport to get to London before the impending doom. Why don't we start that guy we got added to our roster from England? At least he hasn't caught the oh-my-God-this-team-sucks flu like symptoms...

3:53 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Hmm, maybe we can sign a hard-hitting safety like Darius or Thompson....As was mentioned, we tanked on Tank. Along with about 4 or 5 top-tier O-linemen during the free agency period. It will DEFINATELY be slim-pickins' now. Chances are we'll end up with guys like Will Allen, Renaldo Hill, Andre' Goodman...Oh wait, that was our STARTING SECONDARY! Schmucks. DeAngelo Hall, PLEASE, I'll suck your dick!

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Cowher sucks.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous JD said...

Looks like we signed Moses today...

http://tinyurl.com/2uh4xs

5:31 PM  
Anonymous sjbytes said...

Hey Armando,

Falcons just released defensive tackle Grady Jackson. Would the Flippers have any interest in signing the big fat run stuffing tackle? Jackson and Traylor might be able stuff the middle and free up the linebackers.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Martin said...

Hey Armando,

As you reported 4 hours ago - the 'Fins did sign Moses. You are so awesome... oh wait, you already know that and tell us that.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't the Dolphins sign safety Tuff Harris from the practice squad?

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monster yawn!!! Hey folks, quit getting excited over re-treaded dog turd players. They've all been cut numerous times for good reason ... key word being dog turd.

There is 1 time a year you can get decent young projects, when teams make final cuts for 53 man roster.

What did dog-turd laden Dolphins do, signed 3 of Cams pals from San Diego & another dude. I yelped loudly about this in previous blogs. We also didn't sign many free agents after the draft. That's ole Wayne Hire-Zingers boys!!

Oh well, Go Phins!! Cheers, JerryD

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am more interested with the off season free agency. The Phins will be like 30 million under the cap next season. It will be interesting to see who they can get with the performance this year. I really hope they concentrate on OL and DL men and the secondary. And yes they should have pursued Tank. He was cleared on his charges. What ever happen to innocent till proven guilty?
How about Shula's comments? What did they get for Wes Welker? Shula would have played serious hard ball with the Patriots on the Welker scandal. How many losing seasons did Shula have? You know it really hurts Shula to see his Dolphin's like this. Wayne should find a way to get Shula back involved with the phins. IE president or GM.

9:05 PM  
Blogger mike said...

whats the deal with this Grady Jackson dude Atlanta just cut?

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Flatbush said...

Armando, I appreciate the reporting you do. I for one check several sites at once and you clearly had this info before anyone else.

10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando,

Why don't you and Cote and the rest of the gang just take off until draft day. There can't possibly be any more significant news at this point.

10:33 PM  
Blogger PIEMAN said...

Mando would you please post the details of the Wes Welker hapennings so these retards will finally get the fact the Dolphins had little choice but to let him sign in New England! I am so sick of people complaining that we let Welker go, we had no choice and I think we did well to get a 2nd and 7th round choice out of an undrafted free agent, who I think is a good player, but somewhat a product of that system!

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Dan Marino was smart not to come on board this Titanic, this team hasn't made one good decision in years.

1:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not saying Miami let Welker go Pieman. Get a clue. I said Shula would have played hardball period. That poison pill was BS. And Miami did have a choice if it wanted to match that offer retard. Thats why it is called a restricted free agent. You must have missed that part uh? That undrafted player was one of our best players period. That is why Satan told Bilacheat to get him. They are buddies or did you not know that also?

4:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we spend all this time signing losers, and then not want a proven winner we already have under contract?
Here are the facts. Ricky Williams was acquired on March 8th 2002, since then the Dolphins record is;
26-18 with Ricky
12-31 without Ricky.
Would someone please pass these facts onto coach Cam Cameron.

7:21 AM  
Blogger mike said...

Hey anonymous...I liked Welker to, but in the end we got Samson Satele with 2nd rounder the pats gave us...and he's been looking damn good for a rookie Center. Not many rookies can come in and start at center and be one of the reasons Ronnie Brown was having such a season. Fact is, Welker would not be looking so hot as a Dolphin right now either...so I say get over it. He's got Randy Moss and Donte Stallworth to take attention off of him. He wouldn't have that success here.

7:36 AM  
Blogger mike said...

Here are some facts. The New England Patriots draft history between 2000 - 2004. You see a lot of stars in there but what I did not put down was all of Bill B's other picks that went nowhere. Go research those drafts and look at how many people the Pats drafted. *Most* of their decisions did not pan out. Just go look at the draft history for those years and you will see they chose tons of guys that you have never heard of. Doesn't matter though because they hoarded draft picks. I'm not saying Cam Cameron is Bill B, but I think he's on the right track building through the draft. As one analyst put it the other day....its New England Patriots 101.


2000 NFL Draft:
-Tom Brady

2001 NFL Draft
-Richard Seymour
-Matt Light

2002 NFL Draft
-Daniel Grahm
-Deion Branch
-David Givens

2003 NFL Draft
-Ty Warren
-Eugene Wilson
-Asante Samuel


2004 NFL Draft
-Vince Wilfork
-Ben Watson

And all these guys we are signing now will prob be gone at the end of the year. They are simply band-aids to help us limp through the rest of the season.

8:15 AM  
Blogger mike said...

"Cameron Worrell won't be used as a pagan sacrificial offering to opposing receivers anymore."

hahaha...seriously.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Antonio said...

To Anon 7:21am
There is a myth that the dolphins have stated or even implied that the they do not want Ricky Williams. This has never been stated. It has never been implied. I think anxious fans have a habit of reading daily sports blogs that propagate an opinion and then run around like Chicken Little and say things like " Dolphins don't want Ricky!!!". I don't ever recall seeing a quote to that effect, while I have read several opinions that say that this seems to be the case. Cam Cameron has said that he will not publicly comment on a player that is not yet on the team. he has been true to his word in that regard (wisely so). So stop using these blog entries as a springboard from which to leap to ill-drawn conclusions.

9:34 AM  
Blogger mike said...

Cameron hasn't exactly been silent...he may not have explicitly stated anything...but he did hint with these comments:

"The easiest predictor of future behavior is previous behavior," Cameron said Friday. "Could I have made that statement 15 years ago? Absolutely not. I was trying to save every guy in the game.

"Ultimately it comes down to the team. You want to be as fair as you can be, but no individual comes above the team."

When asked what his batting average is trying to "save" troubled players, Cameron said, "Very low."


So I would say the idea people have that he doesn't want Ricky is well founded...while not completely confirmed yet...and thats only because Ronnie got hurt. Cameron might be double thinking now.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Cameron Worrell still on the roster? The guy is horrible.Also our pro personnel guy should be fired!!

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worell is a special teams guy...and I guess a pretty good one. Although he got burned and has no business starting at safety...you can tell he can hit hard and can tackle..which is why he is only on special teams. He had no chance covering Randy Moss...that first hail mary into the endzone....Worell pretty much had it intercepted when randy just elevated above and over his back and took it away.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Antonio said...

Mike,
You are right, those were the quotes. And although one may be inclined to rush to the "dolphins don't want Ricky conclusion," I have drawn the conclusion that Cam thinks the easiest predictor of future behavior is previous behavior. He also believes that ultimately it comes down to the team. You want to be as fair as you can be, but no individual comes above the team.
My point is this...We can sit here and imagine all sorts of things. We can frustrate ourselves, confuse ourselves, and even decieve ourselves. It is clear that many think that Cam does not want Ricky. It is that group of people that will say that he lied when and if he is inclined to add him to the roster. Mark my words, There will be clamorings and nashing of teeth by some over-anxious, pessimistic, naysaying fans. The fact is, kudos should be given to Cam when it comes to how he dealt with this situation and the media. No doubt, we as fans want answers before answers can or should be given. His previous comments on the matter have left the door open to how the can proceed. He has shown a great deal of foresight in this instance.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando,

You either need to re-check your facts or just stop making them up.

Quentin Moses did 17 reps of 225 at the combine. NOT 11.

10:33 AM  
Blogger mike said...

Saying that he thinks previous behavior is the best indicator of future behavior and that he now knows trying to "save" players is not real successful is another way of saying, at the time, that he was not real interested in bringing Ricky back. He hasn't even reached out to Ricky just to talk to him (which Nick Saban did because he actually wanted him back).

I agree with you he may have left the door open a crack...but saying its a myth that he doesn't want him on the team is beyond exagerration. Nobody is crazy to draw the conclusion that Cameron isn't high on Ricky. He's given us plenty of reason to think he is not.

10:38 AM  
Blogger mike said...

ps: I like Cam and think he's making the right moves. He inherited a big mess. Take a look at the Pats draft picks I posted above and if any of you wanna feel really shitty about the Dolphins...go back and compare our draft classes to theirs. They practically built their whole team that way and we don't have a single person on the team from the 1998 - 2003 drafts.

At this point though, if he lets Ricky go for nothing I will have lost huge amounts of confidence in him.

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Antonio said...

Yeah huge loss of confidence...until Ricky flakes again and the team that picked him up is left holding the same old bag the dolphins have been holding for a couple of years now. Then There will be sighs of relief (of course it will be mixed with the banterings of regret that we didn't get 2 first round picks for him!).

I'm just presenting another viewpoint. I like the Ricky option. I am just guarded as I know things can go either way no matter how we play it out. It would not be an unwise move to let him go for nothing, (because as of now he is worth nothing). It wouldn't be unwise to keep him (because as of now, we need him) and it wouldn't be unwise to trade him (because as of now, whatever we get for him is bonus). It would be unwise for Cam to publicly speak about him. (because as of now, HE ISN"T EVEN IN THE NFL!) It would be the same as Cam speaking about possibly using oh...let's see...Marion Jones in the backfield...she's pretty fast!

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

I think Cameron or better yet Mueller should consider Ricky simply to display his talent for a draft pick trade. Given his past behaviour I don't think we could get much more than a 5th no matter how good he is, but you never know.

Wannstedt beat up Ricky pretty good, 383 rushing attempts 2002 then 392 in 2003. That's a lot of abuse for one guy in two years. Typical Wannstedt... I'm not defending Ricky but another year of that and his body would have been toast.

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

toast goes good with scrambled eggs

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

Now serving at Denny's... The Trent and Ricky special with Porter ham all for $0.16

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true that past behavior usually equals future behavior, except when the person has undergone a spiritual transformation as has Ricky. He's a different person.
Also, he's a young 30, rested, and injury free. He rushed for 115 and 175 yards in his last two games when he replaced Ronnie Brown in 2005. He has the potential to be the leagues leading rusher. We have him under contract, and he wants to play and prove himself. There should be know debate here.

8:13 PM  
Blogger PIEMAN said...

Listen "Anonymous", if that is you're real name, I am quite aware of the whole deal (which most people aren't) and am not sure what type of "hardball" approach you wanted, but the fins were smart to do the trade and get an extra pick instead of matching that ridiculous offer sheet and pay this guy over 5 million a season. I loved welker and the fins mistake here was not tendering him a first round instead of the 2nd, but doing the trade was smart. And yes I am aware that belicheat and satan are friends and satan told him that welker would be a perfect fit for that offence.

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando, clearly you should educate yourself on Paganism prior to making ignorant comments and using Pagan and sacrifice in the same context.

You are an uneducated idiot...

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 words -- Samkon Gado.

The mathematical invert of Ricky Williams - Character - Wise ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=737QG5Eq7Jo

Hear me now -- Believe me later ---

Coming to Dolphin Stadium near you.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Rooster said...

We would have to be foolish not to bring Ricky back this year. We need someone who is proven to run the ball. Ricky can do that. We can prep him for next year if Ronnie doesn't come back 100%, or use him for a trade if Ronnie's ok and get a draft pick or two for him. He would provide Beck (who should be starting) someone to take the pressure off so Beck can get some experience now and we'll know if he'll be good for the future or not (I believe he will be good). And as far as Cam saying the past predicts the future....well Ricky's run for tons of yards in the past, and if reinstated could do that again. If we let him go New England's going to pick him up to spite us again and he'll be a probowler just because we let him go.

Finally, what do we have to lose bringing Ricky back? It's not like our season is going anywhere this year anyway! Let's build and prep for next year. Get Beck in the game!!

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about getting Grady Jackson? He was just released by Atlanta ... this is big, physical D Lineman baby!

2:17 PM  
Anonymous VEGAS FISHFAN said...

G R A D Y J A C K S O N !! Mando, use your influence with Mueller (whatever that might be) and set up a meeting between those 2 - PRONTO !

We've got NOTHING in the middle of the line, and this guy might come cheaply enough to help us plug the hole for 2 years (enough time for Wright &/or Soliai to put on some muscle and start making some tackles :)
MAKE IT HAPPEN !!

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Vegas fishfan... lets get Grady Jackson!!! please mention this to Cam and Mueller.. instant beef on the D-Line.

Go Fish! 2008 and beyond!

6:34 PM  

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