Ryan Clark arrives for visit in Miami

Two days after dumping free agent bust Gibril Wilson, the Dolphins are working on acquiring another safety.

Steelers free safety Ryan Clark arrived in Miami Sunday evening, according to Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald.

“There were a lot of good offers, and a lot of good fits,” Clark said upon arrival.  “But this
seems like a good spot. So I’m praying it goes well.”

Clark says he chose his first visit carefully, and hope he doesn’t make another.

“That’s the reason
we waited so long to take any [free agent] trips,” Clark said.  “We had interested
teams that I didn’t really want to go to, and I didn’t want to try to
make myself look busy by going to a bunch of different places.”

Keeping the big hitter doesn’t appear to be a big priority for the Steelers, and the Dolphins look ready to spend more of owner Stephen Ross’ money this offseason.

27 responses to “Ryan Clark arrives for visit in Miami

  1. Well let’s go then!!!! The final pieces of the puzzle are being assembled. Hope they don’t mishit on any more FA’s.

  2. dolphins defense will be much MUCH improved next season and as i have said in recent blogs the dolphins were going to go after ryan clark the only thing im conserned about is his age but he is so skilled at the saftey position and very experienced i dont see how you can pass him up.
    love the free agent aggression by the dolphins
    playoffs are very likely next season is we sign clark or a guy like atogwe

  3. He better HOPE they sign him ’cause this is sure to turn other teams off: “We had interested teams that I didn’t really want to go to.”
    Bye-bye leverage with the Fins. Helloooooo disappointment.

  4. Come on guys dont let this guy leave Miami without a reasonable offer!!! That would be two major Holes filled…

  5. Dear Miami, please screw this up so the Bears can sign Clark. He would be a much better fit in our system anyway. Plus, we have a better football team, and we all know about the endorsements that come with the big city spot light. Use your head Mr. Clark, make Chi-Town your home….

  6. ryan clark is a stopgap to your hole in safety?are you talking about the stiff from the steelers?need i remind you he stinks at double moves without troy to save his butt he stunk.miami might as well sign him as the overpaid for a two down lb now this stupid move,way to go miami does anybody want my season tickets

  7. Sure would like to see him make a return to DC. Maybe he can help LaRon Landry out the way he did Sean Taylor.

  8. dlodown1 says:
    March 7, 2010 7:56 PM
    Dear Miami, please screw this up so the Bears can sign Clark. He would be a much better fit in our system anyway. and we all know about the endorsements that come with the big city spot light. Use your head Mr. Clark, make Chi-Town your home….
    yeah…2 years ago.

  9. Mike Nolan continues to shape his defense!
    First step: jettisoning the past: Ayodele, Porter, and especially Wilson. Second step: adding players in key positions of need before the draft via Free Agency. Third step, complete the defensive roster by drafting young talent, while keeping an eye on drafting the best player available…
    I know a lot of Miami faithful want Dez or Marshall, but I’m telling you, when Nolan signed with us he was made promises about acquiring ‘his’ players, which will push back our search for a new quality WR until 2011…. That said, Henne will have an entire offseason to prepare knowing that he will be THE starter and Patrick Turner will have an opportunity to redeem himself…. both Bess and Hartline will make significant improvements. The Miami passing attack will be improved.
    But the reason for my post is to let everyone known that Miami will have one of the best Defenses in 2010.
    J-E-S-T-S, Pats & Bills – You’ve been warned…

  10. Ryan Clark can hit. That’s about it. Anybody who watched him without his little buddy this season saw how good he is in pass coverage. The only way this is a good signing is if the Dolphins plan on kidnapping Troy P in his sleep tonight.

  11. “That would be two major Holes filled…”
    Um, …….. Nope, not touching it – lol

  12. Why would Chicago OR Miami want an old saftey who can’t cover? Clark had success in the Steelers defense because he played with the best saftey in the league. We all saw how Clark was exposed without the saftey blanket Polamalu back there last year with him.

  13. I wish Ryan Clark well, he was an asset to the Steelers. I still remember the hit he put on Willis McGahee of the Ravens in the playoffs a couple years ago.
    GO STEELERS!

  14. Clark looked bad this year because he tried to do too much. I hope he signs with the Dolphins,BEars or Cards. He would of looked good in Philly. If he doesnt gt what he wants I hope he goes back to the Steelers.

  15. >>>Clark had success in the Steelers defense because he played with the best saftey in the league.

  16. hey bubbybrister -you say all he can do is hit well last i checked thats a great way to seperate an offensive player from the ball and it is also a great way to break a recievers consentration after you hit them a few good times during a game.being a hard hitter is a wonderful quality for a safety and troy is the guy on the decline he’s been hurt to many times over to many years he will not be the troy of old not to say he’s done but he wont be the same player you guys are used to seeing you can count on that.

  17. Two major holes filled! That only leaves one! Anybody seen Big Ben? That guy can fill a hole!

  18. Without studying up on Clark, he seems like a bad ass. Maybe he was the Giants 3rd option or somethin if Rolle didn’t work out.
    Dolphins fans, is your defense gettin pretty “physical” with these off season moves, hard hitting etc.?
    If so, good for ya’ll. I just still have a problem lookin at your colors and thinking bad ass defense.
    Jets will have some good ones against you guys this year. Better than the sloppy (note I didn’t say fluke) games from last year. Always glad when your teams division turns into one of the best.
    What’re y’all thinkin of in the first? WR?

  19. i love this move, but my favourite would have been Osomougha from the Rams.
    that being said bringing in Clark is probably the best thing – i bet as soon Clark signs with Miami, Wes Welker will sign an 2nd and 3rd life insurance or ask for a trade
    HAMMER TIME 🙂

  20. I’d rather see us show some interest in OJ Atogwe, somebody who can actually make plays. Ryan Clark is a hitter which is the same reason we brought the gerbil here. I hope this doesn’t go in the same book as the Wilford and Wilson FA signings.

  21. It’s funny watching all of the people with no football knowledge speaking as if they have some.

  22. Clark’s obviously not a world-beater, and the words from the pitt fans in here scares me a bit.
    That said, he has to be an upgrade over gibril wilson, who we had back there last year…. not to mention we cut wilson, so now we have a void.
    Is Clark better than nobody? If so, then we upgraded. 😀

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