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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dolphins agree with Davis, reach $100 million in salaries

The Dolphins have agreed to a two-year contract with former Dallas special teams player Keith Davis.

Davis, the special teams captain for Dallas last season, comes to Miami primarily to help turn around what was a putrid special teams corps last season. If you remember, the special teams was so awful early on, the Dolphins had to bench several players and replace them with offensive and defensive starters.

Even then the improvement was marginal.

Anyway, the Davis signing will put the Dolphins over the $100 million mark in salary cap expenditures. As of the latest figures I had before the Davis contract, the Dolphins were $21 million under their adjusted cap.

Miami's adjusted cap, by the way, is $120 million because it got a $4 million cap credit from last year. Miami had accounted for $99.6 million of that $120 million prior to getting Davis on board. That contract, by the way, has not yet been signed as of this writing.

I would estimate the Dolphins will be about $20 million under the cap once the Davis contract is reported.

31 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

with the skill level we have at safety he just might compete for playing time there as well.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous mel kipers cousins former college roommate said...

I was hoping for Ayenbadejo(sp?) or this guy to go along with the other guys they pulled in to help on special teams. I'd imagine we are out of the "Tab Perry sweepstakes" LOL-what a joke.....

But really I think FA is a good place to find guys like this. He is a special teams ace, just "Boomer."

I like the move. The Dolphins will be using the rest of their cap space for draft picks. If they do use the 1st overall pick it will cost them a bundle of the 20 right there.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous MartinK said...

'Mando, what payroll level do the 'Fins have to get to? I believe there's a % of their cap # they must get to? Also, if Davis managed to get shot 2 times in Dallas and now he's coming to Miami... he must have some major cahones.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando, have you got any news on JT looking at these numbers it might seem interesting for them to trade him, I like the moves the team is doing moving forward an getting the right people for the most important aspect of the game the special teams unit.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous TC in Reno said...

"Also, if Davis managed to get shot 2 times in Dallas and now he's coming to Miami... he must have some major cahones."

That made me laugh out loud. Is there something wrong with me?

TC in Reno, NV

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually, homeboy has been shot 3 times - once in the head. The first time he was an innocent bystander (supposedly) and he was shot once. The second time his car was intentionally fired on and he was hit in the leg and head.

1:41 PM  
Anonymous FINSFAN said...

SOLID MOVE!!! PARCELLS KNOWNS THAT SPECIAL TEAMS IS A BIGGG PART OF THE GAME OF FOOTBALL, AND GOD KNOWS WE WERE THE WORST TEAM IN FOOTBALL LAST YEAR. I THIK THEY MAY SIGN ONE MORE FREE AGENT (OFFENCE TACKLE), THEN ITS OFF TO THE FUTURE ON APRIL 26, 2008. WHERE WE WILL DRAFT CRHIS OR JAKE LONG FIRST, THEN WORK ON THE SECONDARY, AND MORE DEFENCE TACKLE HELP.

PEOPLE YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW LUCKY WE HAVE TO HAVE PARCELLS ON OUR SIDE!!!!!!!!

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we're even luckier to have CAPS LOCK keys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"we're even luckier to have CAPS LOCK keys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11"

That really made me laugh out loud. HAHA too funny. Well done anonymous. Looks like u let go of the shift key too soon. Nonetheless, very well done.

Kyle Jr

2:08 PM  
Anonymous FINSFAN said...

DAM THESE ANONYMOUS TWINS, MUST REALLY BE LUCKY TO BE D------ EACH OTHER DOWN.

MANDO WHY YOU LET PEACHY A-- FOOLS GET ON YOUR BLOG?

2:14 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Martin K: Teams must spend at least 86.4 percent of the salary cap.

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the Tuna is right on target...stay below budget....study the draft (Tuna & Ireland) have the best record over the past 5 years with FA/Draft...Trade Taylor for multiple picks and get his $8M salary to use for rookies. They will draft well and will make a run this year! Remember, Dolphins lost 6 games by 3 points....10 wins is a possibility in this "watered down" NFL.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous EggSpurt said...

In other words, Miami will have no problem spending 103.68 million.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patriots payroll was $143M last year, Giants was $53M....Cowboys had 12 All-Pros, Giants had 1 All-Pro....go figure! You go Tuna! Keep up the great work!!!

5:12 PM  
Anonymous FINSFAN said...

The fins have signed kicker "Dave Rayner" to a one year contract, he was the kicker for the chargers last year and specialized in kickoffs only, which is (Feeley's weakness). Armando I thought they were going to use fields as the kick off kicker??

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is another very good pick up. The guy is a hitter which we need in the secondary.

Remeber, this is a two to three year project, in that time the Fins will be a very solid team indeed. "In Parcells we Trust"

7:17 PM  
Anonymous ceed said...

I know i've been barking up the Bryant Johnson tree all offseason, but I gotta know why hasn't anybody signed this guy yet? Is he asking for #1 reciever money or something? I thought he was arguably the best slot reciever in football last year and played admirably as a starter when injuries hit. I think he'd be great for us. Is there any interest at all? DJ Hackett I guess I get because of injury issues, but Johnson has been very underrated.

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY ARMANDO WHAT WILL BE THE DOLPHINS CAP NUMBER IN 2009 WILL THEY HAVE MORE OR LESS THEN THIS YEAR?

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey anonymous lets not get ahead of ourselves. There will be no playoff run this year so don't set yourself up for a let down. Young inexperienced center, young qbs with bad stats so far, question marks in other areas of the o-line. Will Ronnie return to form? Will Ricky stay clean? Will Booker add weight and size to a small frame and the same with Ginn. Too skinny. No real#1 receiver. No true shut down corner. Questions about Bells conditioning, will he ever stay healthy? Can Jason Allen show us why Saban picked him in the first? Can we find a left end that can rush the QB and take pressure off of Taylor? Will Taylor be back? The team also has to learn a new defensive AND offensive system. The coach is a first time NFL head coach. The only thing we can be sure about is the special teams will improve. So don't jump the gun because unless they answer all of these needs (and more!) in this years draft we will be waiting for three years at best. As it stands now this team looks to win 3 maybe 4 games this season. For now be patient and enjoy watching the kids grow. NYScott

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

I know Bryant has been taking plenty of visits and probably wants a big, #1 WR contract. But do the Dolphins still have any significant interest in him? Or is one free-agent WR signing enough for now for this Front Office? Or is the lack of interest more on Bryant's part, since he wants to be a #1 or #2 somewhere (and that's less of a guarantee here, with Wilford & Ginn)?

I'd also like to know if we have any interest in LB Brandon Chillar, or is the Front Office content with Reggie Torbor and Crowder at ILB.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous MartinK said...

Thanks for the response Armando. I appreciate it. Have you heard how many conditional picks we'll get this year and what rounds they'll be? I thought I read somewhere that the league officially announces that at the end of March or beginning of April.

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Armando, how does one win the Iraq war?

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Jeremy said...

Duh, they establish military bases there so that they can control the rest of the region, i.e. all the oil.

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mel kipers cousins former college roommate said.....I like the move. The Dolphins will be using the rest of their cap space for draft picks. If they do use the 1st overall pick it will cost them a bundle of the 20 right there.

You guys should check your facts before posting because some people take what's said on here and other blogs as fact. The Nfl has a cap rookie salary allocation for each each team according to the number of picks they have. Last year the Okland Raiders had the most picks (11 eleven) and was only allocated 6.913 million dollars for all there picks for 2007. Teams can't spend what they want on rookies because of the rookie cap within the overall teams cap.
Mycheal from Tallahassee

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all to the retard who said that the U.S. establishes military bases to control the oil is completely off. Over half of oil is from north america, and only 11.1% comes from Persian Gulf countries. Most of you people who talk crap about Bush and the war have no idea what you are talking about.
Anyway now that i got that off my chest, i can talk about football. I like alot of the moves so far, but it seems like every year i get excited only to be let down. I especially like the special teams emphasis, since it was just awful last year. I think that Rayner was a good pick-up since kickoffs don't seem to be Feely's strength. Remember, he almost cost us our only win by kicking it out of bounds.
I am not really to sure where we are going with the draft, so I will trust Parcells expertise on that. All in all a good free agency period, and I'm looking forward to the draft.
Good work on the blog Mando, you seem to be on here more than last year. Thanks for keeping the info coming in this slow time in the season.
-CADolfan

11:28 AM  
Anonymous FINSFAN said...

Mando, tell me what you think!

Lets say the fins can trade the first pick, would it be good to trade, the first pick and Ricky Williams to the falcons for there 3rd pick and a 2nd rounder this year. Then we would draft Darren Mcfadden with the 3rd pick and have ronnie and mcfadden for years to come. plus like that the falcons would get Matt Ryan and have Ricky and turner combo. Since I know you want them to draft Mcfadden, thats the only way I see it happen.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Antonio said...

I am not Mando, but i thought I would toss my 2 cents your way.
I don't think the Falcons would bite on that at all. furthermore if you wanna see Ricky flip out and burn one, just start talking about trading him to another team. then we will all be screwed.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous M Johnson said...

The fins' cadre of back-up safeties is becoming quite impressive. As for starting caliber players, the cupboard remains bare. Dajuan Morgan, Josh Barrett, and Thomas Decoud are all possible answers, though I havent seen real film on them yet. Ive seen enough of Kenny Phillips, and I dont think he's any better than what we have already. If this back-up trend continues, we'll probably end up with Tom Zibikowski (sp?). It seems more likely they will go CB in the draft, there are several first round quality CBs (McKelvin, Cromartie, Flowers, Talib, Jones), so Miami should be able to nab one at #32. On the cap space, we're in in good shape. Not all of these veteran signees will make the team, and a few, JT perhaps, may be traded. As long as we dont do anything crazy, like spend 60 million on a Mike Vrabel clone, we ought to be in good shape.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parcells is ia an orchstrator. He is systematically putting the Dolphins back together. Davis was a great move.

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11% is correct, and one must realize that this is a great deal. It would be difficult to find it elsewhere. However, over half of their oil does not come from North America, unless one believes that Venezuela is pat of North America, and not South America.

There is no reason for the U.S. to have army bases in the Gulf region. They are only there to control the area, most importantly, the economies of the area, which mainly involve oil.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Troy said...

http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/blog/blog.aspx?id=1021
You will find a nice chart here that shows how much oil the U.S. gets from each nation.

9:47 PM  

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