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2014 Dolphins Free Agents

Posted By The Finsiders On March 12, 2014 @ 5:15 am In Football | 15 Comments

111213-helmet [1]With the month of March approaching, a new league year is set to officially begin and the Dolphins now look to the offseason for ways to improve the team for better success next year. The first step of  that improvement is looking at their current crop of prospective free agents, and deciding what to do with them. NFL Free Agency for the 2014 league year is scheduled to begin at 4pm EST on Tuesday, March, 11th. Via ProFootballTalk.com, here’s a quick look at all the prospective free agents  [2]for the Miami Dolphins for the 2014 offseason:

Unrestricted Free Agents 

These players are free to negotiate with any team if not resigned or placed under the franchise tag by their current team by 4pm EST on Monday (3/3). Teams can sign their current free agents without competition up until this date. UFAs can start negotiations will all teams on March 8th, 2014 at 4pm EST, though they can’t officially sign the contract until March 11, 2014 at 4pm EST.

Offensive Players

Defensive Players

Restricted Free Agents

A restricted free agent is a player with three accrued seasons of service, who has received a qualifying offer from his current team. He can negotiate with any team through May 2nd, 2014 . If a restricted free agent accepts an offer sheet from a new team, his old team has the right to match the offer and retain him, or choose not to match the offer. The deadline for a team exercise this ability, the “First Right To Refusal”, is May 7th, 2014.  If the team doesn’t match the offer, they may receive one or more draft picks for the upcoming draft from the player’s new team.

Exclusive-Rights Free Agents

An exclusive-rights free agents are players with just two years of NFL experience. They cannot negotiate with any team besides their current one.

  • WR Armon Binns
  • LB Jonathan Freeny

RELATED: NFL Insiders Analyze Potential Fins Offseason Moves [16]

RELATED: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport Looks At Free Agency For Fins [17]

RELATED: Finsiders Debate Future Of Starks & Soliai [10]

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[2] quick look at all the prospective free agents : http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/26/the-afc-free-agents-updated-and-reloaded/

[3] UPDATE- Jerry was signed by the New York Giants on Friday, 3/21: https://twitter.com/Giants/status/447101103541587968

[4] Bryant McKinnie: http://www.miamidolphins.com/multimedia/videos/Bryant-McKinnie-Looks-Back-On-Unique-Season/453acb87-4f79-4a03-8eb9-2d8de32e3883

[5] UPDATE- Carroll was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, 3/13: https://twitter.com/EaglesInsider/status/444116069888716801

[6] UPDATE- Clemons was signed by the Houston Texans on Friday, 3/28: http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Texans-sign-FS-Chris-Clemons/b17e72c2-7f7c-4ac0-bc71-15293fc75a84

[7] Brent Grimes: http://www.miamidolphins.com/multimedia/photo-gallery/Brent-Grimes-Year-In-Review/660df3c6-863e-468a-847b-7015dd665d0d

[8] UPDATE- Grimes was re-signed by the Dolphins on Monday, 3/3: http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Dolphins-Re-Sign-CB-Brent-Grimes/7974deba-f973-450d-9cbc-88936856e296

[9] UPDATE- Owens was signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, 3/21: http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/article-2/Chiefs-Sign-CB-Chris-Owens/8997d8c8-bc52-4f9d-a911-d30814a08f66

[10] Paul Soliai: http://www.miamidolphins.com/multimedia/audio/Finsiders-Debate-Future-Of-Starks--Soliai/e86d0b34-74ec-422d-bab4-e8a6bd469071

[11] UPDATE- Soliai was signed by the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday, 3/11: https://twitter.com/Atlanta_Falcons/status/443489091708276736

[12] UPDATE- Starks was re-signed by the Dolphins on Wednesday, 3/12: http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Dolphins-Sign-Defensive-Tackle-Randy-Starks/c40f4e11-bc23-408c-8a1a-ebc429795b76

[13] According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Devlin was tendered: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/03/11-pm-update-dolphins-free-agency-dt-cb-and-more-rileys-view-um-heat-luongo.html

[14] The Cincinnati Bengals have signed R.J. Stanford, 3/24: http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/Bengals-add-CB-Zim-likes-Hunt-Steelers-waiting-on-Harrison/dc581511-e0fc-47c3-94fc-457225c4bdfe

[15] According to Pro Football Talk, Watkins was not tendered, and thus becomes a free agent: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/category/rumor-mill/

[16] NFL Insiders Analyze Potential Fins Offseason Moves: http://www.thefinsiders.com/blog/2014/nfl-insiders-analyze-potential-fins-offseason-moves

[17] NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport Looks At Free Agency For Fins: http://www.miamidolphins.com/multimedia/videos/Ian-Rapoport-Looks-At-Free-Agency-For-Fins/d6bc21fc-15f9-47e4-9b7a-fe5c83aa4245

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