This week, the Dolphins signed OT Marc Colombo, LB Kevin Burnett, and QB Matt Moore, among others. Those three players have something in common other than their current places on the Dolphins’ roster, though: they’re all CowPhins.
What is a CowPhin, you ask? Well, quite simply, a CowPhin is a player who was once on the Cowboys and is now on the Dolphins.
With the lockout now mostly in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start looking ahead and while there has been a ton of conversation about the players the Fins may go after in free agency, we’ve spent a little less time discussing the guys that could be leaving Miami.
The NFL released the official list of free agents this evening, and the Dolphins have 11 total free agents in three different categories.
The team’s offensive line has had to deal with a revolving door of injuries throughout the season. It began with the versatile Nate Garner, and was followed by an illness to John Jerry, Jake Long’s nagging knee and shoulder problems, and Joe Berger’s recent knee injury.
The Miami Dolphins saw their home record fall to 1-4 and their overall mark in 2010 drop to 5-5 thanks to a 16-0 loss to the Chicago Bears on Thursday night. With third string quarterback Tyler Thigpen under center, the Fins had one of their worst offensive games of the season, setting lows in rushing yards (39), first downs (10), and of course points.
The Dolphins started the second half of the season with a big win at home against the Tennessee Titans last Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, they also were hit with a number of injuries that they’ll need to overcome in time for Thursday night’s showdown against the Chicago Bears at Sun Life Stadium.
The Bears bring in the top team in the NFC North with a record of 6-3 and fresh off a divisional victory against the Vikings.
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Dolphins offensive lineman Cory Procter spoke with Jesse, Kim, and Troy today about his hectic off-season, his different strengths on the O-Line, what Tony Sparano was like as an offensive line coach in Dallas, and about his heavy metal band, Free Reign.Dolphins.com Podcast More podcasts available on Dolphins.com
After practice this afternoon, Dolphins coach Tony Sparano met with the media and addressed a variety of topics in advance of Sunday’s opener at Buffalo. With the team re-signing OL Cory Procter today and terminating the contract of center Jake Grove, the coach explained the situation essentially by saying that Procter provides more roster flexibility on gameday (he is a guard who can also play center).
It has been a weekend of change not only for the Dolphins, but all around the NFL, as teams have been making cuts and scouring the waiver wire for late roster additions. Today, after an initial delay, Dolphins coach Tony Sparano met with the media to discuss the changes.
Prior to the coach coming into the room, the team officially announced that they had waived DE’s Charles Grant and Marques Douglas as well as guard Cory Procter.