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Dolphins sign former Jet Marques Douglas

The Jets were interested in bringing back free agent defensive end Marques Douglas earlier this week, but a division rival has swooped in and signed him.  On Friday, the Dolphins agreed to terms with Douglas on a two-year, $2.5 million contract, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.


The 33-year-old Douglas will stay at end in Miami, where the Dolphins run a 3-4 defense like the Jets.  He replaces Phillip Merling on the roster.  Merling is out for the season with a torn Achilles’ tendon.
Despite Douglas’ age, he is still a potent run defender, which is the No. 1 requirement for linemen in 3-4 systems.  The Dolphins just shouldn’t ask him to rush the passer.  Douglas has two sacks in his last 32 games.

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  1. mrzazz41387 says: Jul 23, 2010 6:03 PM

    swooped in? The Jets said they weren’t looking to sign him yesterday.

  2. JaggedMark says: Jul 23, 2010 6:08 PM

    Oh baby! That was the missing piece for the Fins.
    You hear that Jets’ fans. You’re finished!

  3. moolah954 says: Jul 23, 2010 6:13 PM

    ehhh

  4. Zinn says: Jul 23, 2010 6:30 PM

    Good player and highly underrated. He did a great job with the jets last year.

  5. SeriousRadio says: Jul 23, 2010 6:56 PM

    Silva obviously doesn’t know what he is talking qabout. The Jets had no interest in signing Douglas. They have moved on. Silva is as clueless as most Phin fans!

  6. SeriousRadio says: Jul 23, 2010 7:03 PM

    “The Jets won’t be re-signing free agent DE Marques Douglas in the near future, a source tells ESPN.com.
    There were rumors that the Jets would bring in Douglas once the “Final Eight” restriction is lifted, but it sounds like the Jets are going to stand pat for now. That could change if there is an injury in camp.”
    There were no plans to bring Douglas into the Jets fold anytime soon.

  7. tractortrailer says: Jul 23, 2010 7:10 PM

    yo tonay, found something for ya by accident its http://sportscomplainer.com/nfl get me back

  8. Jetsman80 says: Jul 23, 2010 7:25 PM

    JaggedMark says:
    July 23, 2010 6:08 PM
    Oh baby! That was the missing piece for the Fins.
    You hear that Jets’ fans. You’re finished!
    DUMBASS PHISH FANs.
    WHEN ARE YOU GUYS GONNA LEARN THAT TAKING THE JETS GARBAGE (pennington, parcells, ferguson, henning) IS NO WAY TO BUILD A FRANCHISE !
    LMAO
    J-E-T-S…JETS!…JETS!..JETS!

  9. wock says: Jul 23, 2010 7:28 PM

    # mrzazz41387 says: swooped in? The Jets said they weren’t looking to sign him yesterday.
    # JaggedMark says: Oh baby! That was the missing piece for the Fins. You hear that Jets’ fans. You’re finished!
    # SeriousRadio says: Silva obviously doesn’t know what he is talking qabout. The Jets had no interest in signing Douglas. They have moved on. Silva is as clueless as most Phin fans!
    Yeah… the Jets are all too happy with “Pro-Bowler in waiting” OLB to 3-4 DE convert VERNON GHOLSTON, to waste time on a washed-up guy like Douglas. **SNICKER**

  10. KILLER FIN says: Jul 23, 2010 7:29 PM

    NICE!!! junk jets are over rated anyway!!!

  11. GreenAsGrass says: Jul 23, 2010 7:51 PM

    If Tony Sparano’s brain was inside a bird’s head it would fly backwards.

  12. tommyguns says: Jul 23, 2010 7:52 PM

    Jetswoman80, So u think Tomlinson and Cromartie are answers?
    If you were smart, oops sorry, you’re a jests fan, you would know that the Fins are gonna wring out all information on his old team…

  13. biggs13 says: Jul 23, 2010 7:54 PM

    Jetsman80 says:
    “DUMBASS PHISH FANs.
    WHEN ARE YOU GUYS GONNA LEARN THAT TAKING THE JETS GARBAGE (pennington, parcells, ferguson, henning) IS NO WAY TO BUILD A FRANCHISE !
    LMAO
    J-E-T-S…JETS!…JE TS!..JETS!”
    Dumb ass Jets fans. Your whole team is someone else’s garbage except for little Sanchize who should be playing soccer.

  14. dolphin796 says: Jul 23, 2010 8:01 PM

    yeah and the giants i mean bills , i mean mets no i mean yankies, oh wait thats right the last team in newyork or newjersey, drafted all of there players, like jt lt and the other used up trash from other teams

  15. Patssuckmyleftnut says: Jul 23, 2010 8:03 PM

    Funny how the ignorant Jet fans talk trash….you would think they swept the Dolphins last season and won the AFC East!!!

  16. dolphin796 says: Jul 23, 2010 8:07 PM

    i hate the effin ugly puke green and white jets and there ugly fat coach, they make me sick,im gonna burn two jets jerseys right now, ewwww

  17. DenverFinFAn says: Jul 23, 2010 8:14 PM

    @Jetsman80….Thanks for your so called garbage. Not sure but if I remember right was it not your former QB Pennington that made us AFC East champs two years ago? Now the man is mentoring the guy that swept ya twice last year!
    All garbage aside, it’s going to be a tough division again. The New Jersey Jets have sadly gotten stronger, the Pats are always going to be competitive with Brady and Billacheat, the Bills? Sorry for the mention but hey look what Miami did the year after only winning one game.
    Dolphins vs. Bills – 2-0
    Dolphins vs Pats – 2-0
    Dolphins vs Jets – 1-1
    AFC East Champs – Miami believe it!

  18. DenverFinFAn says: Jul 23, 2010 8:32 PM

    dolphin796 – Love it! You tube it….that should be part of the opening ceremony on the big screen at every Dolphins Jets home game. But please don’t talk Stuff bout Rex…he is the only thing worth watching on that team…it’s like watching William Hung sing She Bang, it’s like watching Space Balls it’s like listening to Florio changing his mind more than Paris Hilton changes men. (At least he got his last prediction right, and the mag is pretty decent as well) He’s sooo stupid and funny you have to watch the fat ass! LMFAO!

  19. Ron says: Jul 23, 2010 9:25 PM

    JaggedMark says:
    July 23, 2010 6:08 PM
    DUMBASS PHISH FANs.
    WHEN ARE YOU GUYS GONNA LEARN THAT TAKING THE JETS GARBAGE (pennington, parcells, ferguson, henning) IS NO WAY TO BUILD A FRANCHISE !
    ———————————————————–
    But drafting Vernon Gholston is???????

  20. Marino13 says: Jul 23, 2010 9:31 PM

    @”Jetsman80″ – yeah thats rite the same pennington that beat the shitty overated jets in their own yard to win the division. The same Pennington that was released by the jets for Farve, who in turn asked to be released after one seaon with that shitty organization…one season there was enough…Maybe you should take off your helmet for awhile I think its on to tight jackass.

  21. johnny1979 says: Jul 23, 2010 10:39 PM

    Douglas is a good player, too bad he had to take a contract with the worst team in the AFC East. The Dolphins and their idiot fans always go to the fact that they swept the Jets last year. You can sweep us every damn year if it means getting to the playoffs and the AFC Championship game!!!

  22. Ripp says: Jul 23, 2010 11:23 PM

    You see johnny1979, the thing you don’t realize is that the jets are not a playoff team. The only way they got into the playoffs was, number one the Dolphins choked, number two two teams laid down for them and number three the jets turned to the same “gimmick play” that they slammed Miami for using in their 1st meeting to get the ball out of Sanchez’s hands.
    Can a Jets fan give me a intelligent debate other then just saying Dolphins suck or Dolphins fans are stupid with nothing to back it up? (Sounds of crickets in the back ground)

  23. Securb says: Jul 23, 2010 11:30 PM

    Please excuses my ignorance because I am very new to this Football thing. What I am getting from all of the posts on this site is … Jets fans are douche-bags. Am I correct in my assumption? I just spray painted my Taylor #99 shirt baby crap green and put it on EBAY you Jets fans are welcome to bid.

  24. mrzazz41387 says: Jul 23, 2010 11:41 PM

    This isn’t the site to go to for intelligent debate on football.
    Either way, he is a decent 3-4 DE. He is good against the run, but too old to pick up as many blockers as he used to do. The 3-4 DE position isn’t one that needs a super star to be efficient. This is why VG might actually be a good DE, since he doesn’t have to do much other than take up blockers. I just think it’s funny that someone said “Oh baby! That was the missing piece for the Fins.
    You hear that Jets’ fans. You’re finished!” That’s just funny. This is why the Jets didn’t draft or go after a DE. The position can be filled very easily. But hey, if it makes you guys feel happy then go right ahead.

  25. Patssuckmyleftnut says: Jul 24, 2010 12:09 AM

    The truth of the matter is… The Jets fans and the New York media has built up these PAPER Champions to the point that the Jet fans like in their illustrious past, know their shitty team is going to CHOKE!! They also know they can’t handle the physical football, that the Dolphins reined down on them last season!! Not to mention adding a PHYSICAL,DOMINATE, PRO BOWL receiver in Marshall… If I was a SCARRED Jets fan…I’d be talking out my ass too!!

  26. mrzazz41387 says: Jul 24, 2010 12:47 AM

    Trust me, no one on the Jets is scared of marshall or anyone else they have to throw to. Just like they aren’t scared about any of the other physical pro bowl WRs they shut down like Moss and A. Johnson, who in my opinion is better than Marshall. I would be more worried about their running game. I don’t think any Pats fan can say anything about choking when you still have that 18-1 lingering in the air, like bad tuna.

  27. LewD says: Jul 24, 2010 1:39 AM

    this was reported by the same dude that said Crowder was out for the season …

  28. j.e.t.s. suck suck suck says: Jul 24, 2010 3:39 AM

    brb…gotta go drop the entire jets roster off at the pool

  29. Kappy says: Jul 24, 2010 8:25 AM

    @mrrazz41387 – 18-1 lingering like bad tuna? Who gave the Pars that one GIANT loss? Oh yeah, that’s right… It was the only real football franchise in the area, the Giants. The Giants did something the Jers couldn’t do all year, beat the Pats. That same year the Giants did something for the third time that the Jets haven’t done in 40-plus years, win a Super Bowl. Hell, 3 is more times than the Jets have made it to the AFC Championship. The Jets are second rate citizens to the Giants & always will be. Not even your “Ring of Honor,” that includes players whose best years were with other teams, will change that. The Jets are a historically below-average franchise, with years upon years of disappointment. Add 2010 to the list of below .500 record the year after making the playoffs to the Jets résumé. Enjoy the headlines in the offseason because come September-February, the local papers will be chronicling another Jets disappointment & another Giants success, in the New GIANTS STADIUM!!!

  30. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 24, 2010 8:43 AM

    @mrzazz
    First, I think Miami uses a pretty good rotation of DEs so Douglass won’t have to be in on as many plays. More than likely just running plays and to teach Odrick.
    And, did you really type that Moss is a “physical pro bowl WR”? A. Johnson for sure. Larry Fitzgerald yes. But Moss has not really been know for his physicality.
    And why is the Pats 18-1 “lingering in the air, like bad tuna” but the jests loss on the AFC Championship something to be bragged about? If they won 18 games, didn’t they get just as far with much more impressive stats? Shouldn’t they be jumping up and down telling the world how they got to the AFC Championship game? And actually, they lost by one play, not one half.
    Just wondering your logic on this.

  31. mrzazz41387 says: Jul 24, 2010 9:35 AM

    @KoaMisiFan
    For an old guy, he can still play. I don’t think him getting tired will be an issue. So if you rotate him or not, he should still be effective against the run. Odrick is going to have to learn fast, he is who everyone is going to run against. Whatever side he is on, is going to see a lot of action.
    haha, alright, so former physical pro bowl WR. I guess I should have gone with someone like Colston.
    Well if you want to consider what the Jets did last year as choking, then you will have to admit that they belonged there in the 1st place. You can’t have it both ways. The Jets were a team that no one picked to beat the Bengals, and did. No one picked them to beat the Chargers, and did. They already accomplished more than anyone thought they would do, so I don’t know how that can be considered a choke. Now failing to win the last game to make it a perfect season, and having that 1 game be the Super Bowl. That is a choke job of epic proportions.

  32. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 24, 2010 10:38 AM

    @mrzazz
    I didn’t say they choked. I’m just curious why you would make a comment about the pats 18-1 season but losing in the AFC Championship game as “lingering in the air, like bad tuna”, but the jests making it as something that all the fans seem to be celebrating. And they lost by one lucky play just like the jests made it to the playoffs by the pure luck of two teams laying down and resting their players. Heck, even their coach wrote them off with two games to go in the regular season and then publicly hoped the Colts would rest Peyton (which, who wouldn’t?). Are you saying the Colts choked in game 16 because they really could also have possibly had a perfect season had they not rested their players?

  33. Jetsman80 says: Jul 24, 2010 11:55 AM

    LIKE I SAID….DUMBASS PHISH FANS
    MAYBE IT’S TIME TO CHANGE THOSE PRESCHOOL UNIFORMS…THAT MAY BE THE TICKET.
    lmao

  34. mrzazz41387 says: Jul 24, 2010 12:38 PM

    @koaMisiFan
    It’s all about expectations. If everyone expects you to do good and you do, then great. If everyone expects you to do bad and you do good, then it’s a personal accomplishment proving them wrong. This is why Jets fans are happy with making it to the AFC Championship game, even if we lost. It’s a personal accomplishment for us to overcome what everyone thought we were capable of. We even exceeded our own coach’s expectations. The Colts not getting a perfect season isn’t choking, because they chose not to on their own accord. Not winning the Super Bowl after doing that though, can be considered a choke job. Everyone expected the Colts to win, much like the Patriots… and what happens? they choke.
    Exceeding expectations=good Not living up to expectations=choke

  35. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 24, 2010 3:48 PM

    @mrzazz
    So, you’ll be the first one on this board to admit the jests choked if they don’t win it all this season? I mean, it is all about expectations and I’ve read Ryan expects to go 15-1 and win it all.

  36. mrzazz41387 says: Jul 24, 2010 6:16 PM

    Yeah, I would agree with that. If they don’t win it all, I will consider it a choke job. Even though it’s a little iffy since there hasn’t even been a single game played yet. As of right now, expectations are up. Expectations can change. The jets can go 0-6 and have no one expecting them to do anything. Then if they come back to win 10 straight, well then they exceeded those expectations, and if they don’t get to the Super Bowl, well then they choked on pre season expectations. That isn’t as bad as choking on in season expectations.

  37. 2buku4u says: Jul 24, 2010 6:46 PM

    Any news concerning dropping Merling is good news…

  38. Venerable Axiom says: Jul 24, 2010 7:11 PM

    Now that most of the bloviating is complete, here’s the real analysis of comparative Tackles according to ProFootballFocus.com:
    M Douglas ranked 22nd out 87 that took at least 25% of the snaps.
    Ahead of both J Furgeson (MIA) and K Jenkins (NYJ).
    Not greatness, but above average performer.

  39. mrzazz41387 says: Jul 25, 2010 2:53 AM

    Now that most of the bloviating is complete, here’s the real analysis of comparative Tackles according to ProFootballFocus.com :
    M Douglas ranked 22nd out 87 that took at least 25% of the snaps.
    Ahead of both J Furgeson (MIA) and K Jenkins (NYJ).
    Not greatness, but above average performer.
    ——————————————————-
    1st of all, he almost never played tackle, and 2nd of all, Jenkins was injured for most of the year, and wasn’t Furg suspended or something?

  40. Jetsman80 says: Jul 25, 2010 11:30 AM

    @mrzazz
    So, you’ll be the first one on this board to admit the jests choked if they don’t win it all this season?
    WHAT A COUPLE OF DUMBASSES…
    SO I GUESS MARINO IS THE ALL TIME CHOKE ARTIST CAUSE HE NEVER WON A CHAMPIONSHIP ?
    IF THEY MAKE THE PLAYOFF’S AFTER THEY BEATDOWN MIAMI……THE SEASON WILL BE A SUCCESS.

  41. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 25, 2010 2:25 PM

    @jestwoman80
    Wow. Just wow.

  42. mrzazz41387 says: Jul 25, 2010 3:09 PM

    @Jetsman80
    You are missing the point entirely

  43. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 25, 2010 4:57 PM

    I think he’s missing more than the point. Like a few marbles……..

  44. HOI says: Jul 26, 2010 8:00 AM

    dolphin796 says:
    July 23, 2010 8:07 PM
    i hate the effin ugly puke green and white jets and there ugly fat coach, they make me sick,im gonna burn two jets jerseys right now, ewwww
    Stay in school….

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