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.
With the Dolphins back at practice today getting ready for Sunday’s home game against the Bills, coach Tony Sparano met with the media to discuss all things Dolphins. When asked about the decision to end RT Vernon Carey’s season by placing him on injured reserve, Sparano said it was not an easy decision. He also said that they are now in a “waiting period” as far as seeing what the next move is for Carey (surgery, rehab, etc).
After last night’s 16-0 loss, the first time the Dolphins have been shutout at home since 2001, we figured there was no better person to give us some perspective than the Mad Dog, Jim Mandich. Keep reading to see what Jim has to say about this one and what he saw…
Guest Blog, by Jim Mandich:
It was just a very, very dispiriting performance by the Dolphins against the Bears.
Pittsburgh has been known for impressive defenses back to their “Steel Curtain” days with Mean Joe Greene, L.C. Greenwood, Ernie Holmes, and Dwight White up front, Jack Lambert at linebacker, and cornerback Mel Blount patrolling the back end.
McQuistan joined the show today to discuss what the offensive line needs to do to have a successful game against the Steelers front seven. Pat also gave his analysis of his play as a starter, filling in for John Jerry the past few games.
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The rookie out of Ole Miss stepped into the starting lineup during training camp and never relinquished the position. If he regains his starting job from Pat McQuistan, John will hopefully help the offense regain the winning form they had on the road at Buffalo and Minnesota.
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.
Today the Miami Dolphins announced that they have terminated the contract of two players, waived 18 others, and acquired versatile offensive lineman Pat McQuistan from the Cowboys for an undisclosed draft pick.
There are some definite surprises here, starting with the fact that TE David Martin, re-signed midway through training camp, has had his contract terminated. The team can, of course, bring him back early in the regular season, which could change the amount of guaranteed money that he is owed.