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Kevin Burnett cashes in with the Fins

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The deals continue, now that free agency officially is open.

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that former Chargers linebacker Kevin Burnett has agreed to terms with the Dolphins.  Per Acee, it’s a five-year deal with $10 million in guaranteed money.

Burnett spent two seasons with the Chargers, after four with the Cowboys.  He started every game in 2010, for the first time in his career.

UPDATE:  Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald reports that the deal covers only four years.

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23 Responses to “Kevin Burnett cashes in with the Fins”
  1. elleclouds says: Jul 29, 2011 7:59 PM

    Better player than Crowder..

  2. chazzgoodtimes says: Jul 29, 2011 8:00 PM

    He’ll definitely help Miami finish out of playoff contention but with a good enough record to ensure they won’t have a shot at a franchise QB in the draft.

  3. fordraptorforum says: Jul 29, 2011 8:02 PM

    Glad the Fins finally got rid of that loudmouth Chowder. Hopefully Burnett is an upgrade, but the ILB FinsFans really wanna see in action is A.J. Edds

  4. jmbresky says: Jul 29, 2011 8:03 PM

    Looks like he put up some good numbers last season. Dolphins’ D is going to be up there this year.

  5. salvaje50 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:07 PM


  6. ialdrich1214 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:11 PM

    fordraptorforum says:Jul 29, 2011 8:02 PM

    Glad the Fins finally got rid of that loudmouth Chowder. Hopefully Burnett is an upgrade, but the ILB FinsFans really wanna see in action is A.J. Edds

    Although I agree, i do want to see Edds. He is more of a passing situation LB. He was highly touted as a coverage LB and Burnett should see most of the action.

  7. canetic says: Jul 29, 2011 8:14 PM

    The quest for Andrew Luck continues!

  8. kmurph1226 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:18 PM

    Burnett had 95 tackles, 6 sacks, 2 Interceptions, and 2 forced fumbles last year as a Charger.

    Crowder had 2.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 forced fumble HIS WHOLE CAREER.

    Dolphins got a huge upgrade at ILB. I like the move.

  9. kmurph1226 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:19 PM

    ^Meant 3 INTs.

  10. skoobyfl says: Jul 29, 2011 8:28 PM

    Coin toss versus Crowder.

  11. duanethomas says: Jul 29, 2011 8:28 PM

    Yes. With this move they will fight it out with the Bills to stay out the basement in the AFC East. They will lose.

  12. lal319 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:45 PM

    someone pls explain what makes andrew luck so good ??? and why he will make it in the nfl ???

  13. cornersss says: Jul 29, 2011 8:45 PM

    They are all overpaid this year. Teams have no choice but to spend 10’s of millions of dollars to meet cba requirement of spending 99% of the cap money available.

  14. godofware says: Jul 29, 2011 8:59 PM

    Dude is a jerk.

  15. dasmol says: Jul 29, 2011 9:12 PM

    Solid acquisition by Miami. Sorry to see him go.

  16. theglobalbrief says: Jul 29, 2011 9:13 PM

    @ salvaje50. You do understand that the 10 million is over five years right? Please explain to me how $2 million guaranteed per year is overpaid for a good linebacker in the NFL.

  17. thetooloftools says: Jul 29, 2011 9:31 PM

    Didn’t Rex Ryan walk over tougher guys then Crowder on the way to a fight ?

  18. lostsok says: Jul 29, 2011 9:34 PM

    Channing Crowder was the greatest ILB in NFL history…just ask him. NO, DON’T LOOK AT THE NUBMERS! Just…you know…ask HIM.

    Huge, huge, HUGE upgrade for Miami.

  19. cantonbound13 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:07 PM

    Can he play quarterback?

  20. peanutbutter&jelly says: Jul 29, 2011 11:35 PM

    he’s not the qb the fins needed but he can sure give opposing qb’s a hard time

  21. zackattack006 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:04 AM

    huge, huge upgrade… i’m glad big mouth is gone!

  22. icantadd says: Jul 30, 2011 8:28 PM

    I hate to see him leave SD but I’m glad he got the deal he deserved. Burnett is a playmaker; maybe not the kind of plays that make ESPN, but they are the kinds of plays that win football games.

  23. dwnhillwhaler says: Jul 31, 2011 11:20 AM

    “someone pls explain what makes andrew luck so good ??? and why he will make it in the nfl ???”

    -physical ability, footwork, arm strength, work ethic and oh yea intelligence. his cognitive ability to make decisions is off the charts, the ability to read the field and make the right decisions in milliseconds. this is a quality some recent highly touted qb s (j russell, leinart, v.young) are missing and the results are palpable. Luck stayed at Stanford, forgoing a guaranteed number 1 overall pick to finish an architectural degree. Cam Newton ran from college (NCAA punishment) so fast there was one of those cartoon dust clouds in auburn’s shotgun slot. so take this information however you want

    The critics and scouts have said he is spot on in all categories as john Elway when he came out of college. while there are no sure bets in the NFL Luck is the closest thing. You can counter with the age old ‘he hasnt played one down in the pros yet’ buuuut the facts i gave you are not “hes a winner” or a “champion” or any of that garbage that got Tebow and Young roster spots. but the same qualities that went overlooked when Tom Brady slipped down to round 6 (oops)

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