Bill Parcells and Jeff Ireland have done a nice job building up the talent base in Miami, but they have had their share of misfires in free agency. (Gibril Wilson, anyone?)
Some of their priciest signings have been on the offensive line. Guard Justin Smiley, given a $9 million signing bonus in 2008, is set to be cut or released. Center Jake Grove, given a $12 million signing bonus last offseason, isn’t even guaranteed to start this year.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald writes that Grove and Joe Berger have been splitting reps with Miami’s first team. Berger signed a low-cost deal last year and started six games, mostly when Grove was hurt.
We suppose you could say that Berger is a bargain as much as Grove is a bust. But that would be too positive a spin for us.