The Dolphins have a huge need at running back this offseason and haven’t been afraid of late in making a splash in free agency.
That makes them logical suitors for DeAngelo Williams, who has a similar skill set to Ronnie Brown with better breakaway speed.
“I’ve heard rumors that I may be at the top their . . . board this year,” Williams said on the Koop and Kelly show Saturday on WQAM in Miami.
Omar Kelly, who writes for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, responded as such: “It’s a little more than rumors.”
At that point Williams laughed. (Hmmm.) Whether he knows the Dolphins are interested or not, Williams made it clear he would love to join the team.
“This is a place I’d like to live,” Williams said, in Miami for a triathlon to raise money for charity. “I hope I’m at the top of their list and they come after me.”
The Dolphins could add a back in the draft and still have room for a big ticket item like Williams, who stressed he’s also very open to staying with Carolina. It seems very possible that the Dolphins will replace both Ronnie Brown or Ricky Williams, who are both free agents this year.
Williams wouldn’t mind splitting the load like he did in Carolina, because he feels it will stretch his career out.
“I’m running on premium and I have more than half a tank left,” Williams said.