Back in the early days of Don Shula’s tenure as Dolphins head coach, Miami had a player named Jake Scott and they won a pair of Super Bowl titles.
That had to do with a lot more than having a player named Jake Scott, although the safety was the Super Bowl VII MVP, but it couldn’t hurt to have a player named Jake Scott on the roster as the Dolphins try to turn things around. So it may be a good sign that someone with just that name visited with the Dolphins on Saturday.
This Scott is the former Titans and Colts guard who has started 112 straight games for the two AFC South clubs. Scott’s made his mark as a fine pass blocker over the years, but he can handle himself in the running game as well. If he signed in Miami, he would give the team an upgrade on either Richie Incognito or Vernon Carey at guard. Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, no offer was made before the end of the visit but Scott’s agent said there is interest on both sides.
Linebacker Philip Wheeler has no same-named predecessor in Miami, but he also visited with the Dolphins on Saturday. Wheeler started 11 games for the Colts last season before seeing his season end with a foot injury and he’s been in and out of the starting lineup during his four years with the Colts. The Dolphins could use some depth at outside linebacker next season, especially with talk of moving Koa Misi inside, and Wheeler could compete for a starting role if he winds up in Miami.