Miami gets extra picks at NFL meetings, more updates
The NFL just announced 32 compensatory picks to 15 clubs and Miami gets an extra sixth-round pick (204 overall) and a seventh-round pick (245 overall).
Under the NFL collective bargaining agreement, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in a year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.
Last year the Dolphins lost David Bowens, Damion McIntosh, Sammy Morris and Jeff Zgonina and signed only Jay Feely and David Martin.
*Speaking of draft picks, the Dolphins have come to the realization they're pretty much stuck with the first overall pick. We've known that for a while, but the organization is pretty much operating under the assumption no other team will step up to trade for Miami's first overall pick.
"People aren't moving up," Dolphins managing general partner Wayne Huizenga said. "The top four or five picks -- a lot of teams aren't willing to spend the money to move up. In some years they would move up in other years they won't. This is one of those off years where no team really wants to move up.
"There's two things: What's available in the first four or five picks and what do teams need. So you get those things working for you or against you and that makes the decision whether teams are going to step or not."
*By the way, as you can read elsewhere on The Herald website since around noon, Huizenga's sale of the team to real estate mogul Stephen Ross was approved today. Huizenga called it, "bittersweet."
*Finally, I just talked to agent Leigh Steinberg, who represents Ricky Williams. He tells me Williams is still recovering from his torn pectoral muscle he suffered in his only game of last season.
Steinberg says Williams is not 100 percent yet and was told it would take "six to nine months," for the recovery to be complete. He suffered the injury in November so that means May at the earliest and possibly as late as August.