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Dolphins save dollars on tenders for Fasano, Brown

The Dolphins placed an “original round” tender on tight end Anthony Fasano Wednesday, according to Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald.

That’s the tender that basically says we like you plenty, but not that much.  Fasano is out of luck because it’s unlikely he’ll get signed elsewhere.  He’s due $1.176 million.

That wasn’t the only cost-saving decision Miami made Wednesday.  The team had a club option to retain Ronnie Brown for $5 million, but declined it according to Armando Salguero.

Instead, they will offer him a one-year first-round tender as a restricted free agent.  Brown is now due $3.97 million, 110% of his 2009 salary. 

We doubt any team will give up a first-round pick for Brown, but we’ll be watching with interest to see if there are any nibbles out there.  It’s a similar situation to Jason Campbell.  

The new RFA rules should be good for trade speculation and thus good for PFT. 

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7 Responses to “Dolphins save dollars on tenders for Fasano, Brown”
  1. CT Pats Fan says: Mar 3, 2010 5:07 PM

    Wow. Not going to win a “friendly player relations” award. Fasano must be mighty….peeved!

  2. Gelardia says: Mar 3, 2010 5:32 PM

    I wish I was out of luck for $1.176 million. He doesn’t have my sympathies.

  3. 305phinphan says: Mar 3, 2010 5:54 PM

    We doubt any team will give up a first-round pick for Brown, but we’ll be watching with interest to see if there are any nibbles out there.
    I can see a couple of different teams offering a 1st round pick for Ronnie Brown. The Chargers are looking for a RB and with their late first round pick Brown is better then anything else on the board. Fasano on the other hand will stay in Miami. With rumors floating around that the Bears might dump Olsen for a 2nd rounder that make Fasano worth a 4th or 5th, he will not be touched.

  4. HtotheB says: Mar 3, 2010 5:57 PM

    mighty fine pay for a tight end that fumbles twice in the season opener

  5. ITSMEJC says: Mar 3, 2010 6:26 PM

    if anyone on the phins deserves a payday its certainly brown, PAY THE MAN!

  6. Outfoxed says: Mar 3, 2010 6:26 PM

    That would be a nice swap. Brown for Spiller. I would hate to see Brown go but that would be sweet!!!

  7. CTifer says: Mar 3, 2010 9:16 PM

    I think 1.176 for Fasano is close to fair for both parties. If he had improved upon his 08 season, he would have been in line for a bigger payday.
    If he doesn’t improve in ’10, he may not be playing for the Dolphins in ’11, lockout or not.
    As for Ronnie, he’s worth more than that — if he can stay on the field. Which unfortunately, he’s shown that he can’t… He’s shown that he has just as much talent as any of the top-flight backs, but he’s only averaging 12 games a season in his 5 years in the league. Prorate that out and he’d be a 5-mill-a-year back.
    To get paid, you gotta play.

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