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Dolphins were only team to make a claim for Slaton

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Given that the Miami Dolphins occupy a spot near the top of the waiver-wire priority (thanks to their 0-3 record), it’s possible that other teams made a claim for the contract of former Texans running back Steve Slaton.

As pointed out earlier today on our Twitter account (but as someone forgot to mention in a post at PFT), no other team made a claim for Slaton’s services.

It means that, if the Dolphins hadn’t submitted a claim, he would have become a free agent.  And that he likely would be making far less than his current $1.2 million salary.

Of course, he may not have accepted an offer to join the Dolphins for $1.2 million, or more than that.

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20 Responses to “Dolphins were only team to make a claim for Slaton”
  1. asublimeday says: Sep 29, 2011 2:46 PM

    Wvu players continue their dominance of the NFL.

    Oh, wait…

  2. ampats says: Sep 29, 2011 2:52 PM

    This must be the worst front office/run team in the NFL.

    The owner has a clown show interview chase only to be made to look like a fool with Harbaugh/Gruden et al.

    The keep Larry Johnson on the week #1 roster, only to guarantee his salalry for this season only to release him a week later and now pay Steve Slaton 1.2m?

  3. ezra954 says: Sep 29, 2011 2:52 PM

    How were they allowed to sign him he never played for Dallas

    This isn’t gonna help you Tony. The only way you keep your job is if you go 13-3 and that is not gonna happen

  4. jimbobobjr says: Sep 29, 2011 2:55 PM

    The Dolphins are near the top of the waiver wire priority and have an 0-3 record because they constantly stack their roster with other teams’ castoffs. The waiver wire is their draft-how sad.

  5. pitofzombies94 says: Sep 29, 2011 3:26 PM

    @ ezra954

    Wade Phillips coached in Dallas and is now in Houston so as long as there is a connection the Dolphins found the loop hole

  6. mrbigass says: Sep 29, 2011 3:40 PM

    When Kubiak and Sherman were in Houston you would have thought the only free agents available were from Denver or Green Bay…….

  7. 305fan says: Sep 29, 2011 3:54 PM

    We stole another one. Now the AFC East will crumble in our hands. Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!

  8. dcpowergator says: Sep 29, 2011 4:01 PM

    LOL, just what they need – reggie bush lite!

    apparently they have learned nothing by getting zero production from the actual reggie bush.

  9. dolphincritic says: Sep 29, 2011 4:21 PM

    Not only is he a fumbler but we overpaid for him! Plus, we got to cut a descent DE!
    Jeff did the same with another RB; Reggie was being replaced by Darrin Sproeles so we cut Ricky so he could get a real job in Baltimore!

  10. rando74 says: Sep 29, 2011 4:25 PM

    I’ll be the positive one here. Slatons a good kid. He got hurt. It happens. I hope he can turn it around. Miami certainly cant get any worse so they may as well take a shot.

  11. castleofcheese says: Sep 29, 2011 4:29 PM

    LOL, just what they need – reggie bush lite!

    apparently they have learned nothing by getting zero production from the actual reggie bush.
    ——
    Exactly what I was thinking. They are quickly becoming the laughingstock of the NFL. Oh, wait… they already are.

  12. grilledjesus says: Sep 29, 2011 4:32 PM

    When’s Slaton going to start doing Pizza Hut commercials?

  13. bennprince says: Sep 29, 2011 5:00 PM

    The sad part is he’s still ten times better than Reggie Bust at a quarter of the salary.

  14. doob187 says: Sep 29, 2011 7:45 PM

    I wonder if Ricky or Ronnie became available if they would pick them up on waivers. Probably not, these ass clowns have it all figured out… Larry Johnson, Steve slaton, Reggie bush… Huge improvement guys.

  15. obamasballsack says: Sep 29, 2011 9:43 PM

    I just went on the Dolphins official website. They have Reggie Bush on the wallpaper. That’s enough to confirm this organization is a joke.

  16. 2ndaryinsanity says: Sep 30, 2011 12:50 AM

    What does it say about Steve Slaton when the Texans released him with only 2 healthy running backs on their roster? Arian Foster may or may not be 100% and Ward is injured as well. That leaves Ben Tate and a guy who’s name I can’t remember at the moment.

    I feel bad for Slaton, but he just hasn’t produced since his neck injury. Why the Dolphins would want to waste a roster space on another injury prone and ineffective running back is beyond me.

  17. majikalmushr0om says: Sep 30, 2011 2:36 AM

    Can’t you guys see, the Dolphins picked up Larry Johnson, Steve Slaton, and Reggie Bush for a reason. Their time machine must be close to finished…

  18. marinephinfan says: Sep 30, 2011 1:17 PM

    You’re article is either one huge contradiction or an attempt at a joke.

    Either way you’re either stupid or not funny.

  19. frankdatank23 says: Sep 30, 2011 4:17 PM

    ^^^^what is this guy talking about ?
    Either way he’s both confused and cant properly use the the word ‘your’.

  20. tgadler says: Oct 1, 2011 5:10 AM

    Slaton’s fumble problems seem to be over, but that 2 yd average isn’t going to do much for tbe Fins. I hate to say it, but he’s a system back that is a step slower. I’m glad to see him getting a shot, but I think he’s done.

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