Rocky McIntosh visited the Dolphins

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Most of the big names are off the market, but there are still free agents looking for work and teams looking to enhance their roster.

That brings us to the Dolphins and linebacker Rocky McIntosh. Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post reports, via McIntosh’s agent Drew Rosenhaus, that McIntosh visited with the Dolphins on Sunday. It’s a return to familiar ground for McIntosh, who played his college ball at the University of Miami.

McIntosh could be seen as competition for Koa Misi at inside linebacker. The fallout from Misi’s arrest on battery charges, if there is any, isn’t yet known and could conceivably impact his availability. If nothing else, McIntosh would provide veteran depth for the Dolphins linebacking corps.

McIntosh lost his starting job to Perry Riley halfway through the 2011 season after spending the previous four years as a mainstay in the Washington starting lineup. There hasn’t been much other interest in McIntosh around the league, which probably means he isn’t going to wind up in any situation that gives him more than a chance at earning playing time in 2012.

25 responses to “Rocky McIntosh visited the Dolphins

  1. Rocky is a bum always thought he was the next “P.Willis” or “D.Ware” but in 1 season Perry Riley showed more fire than 4 years of Rockys complaints.

  2. He’s a very solid MLB. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him go to the patriots. I always though he was a bit too thin and lanky to play linebacker in the nfl. You can bee tall like rocky, but you need to have a real solid base or you’re just gonna get ran over

  3. Hail… As a Skins fan, would be no loss at all. I can’t see him anywhere in the nfl other then adding depth. Most in DC were happy when Riley took over. Rocky made no plays.

  4. Everyone blames Laron Landry, but this guy has been guilty many more times of dancing and jumping around after he tackles an opposing player, holding them to a 15-yard gain.

  5. Rocky McIntosh never compared himself, and never was compared to an elite linebacker in the NFL.

    While he never lived up to the early potential he demonstrated, he was not a bust either. The reason he lost his job his starting job in 2011 was his poor fit in the 3-4 scheme he has been playing in the last two years.

  6. He also visited the Harlem Globetrotters when they were at the Verizon Center. They brought him into the game briefly.

    He missed a layup twice I think. And it wasnt part of the shtick as far as I could tell…

  7. Rocky was inconsistent, but an effective starter in the 4-3. Played out of position in Haslett’s 3-4. Plus he is the other malcontent in the locker room that had no interest in resigning with the skins, so it’s better that he left along with last years Carlos Rogers, and Laron Landry. Now we can put a defense together without any distractions.

  8. I wish that the Broncos would pick him up as a compliment to Joe Mays. Joe against the run and Rocky for the pass protection. Or at least Rocky for the Patriots. Brady showed us that Mays can’t cover the middle very well.

  9. Come to Buffalo, we can use some depth behind Nick Barnett, Kelvin Sheppard, Kirk Morrison and Arthur Moats.

  10. Jwreck said

    “Rocky McIntosh never compared himself, and never was compared to an elite linebacker in the NFL.”

    Before last season started Rocky was signing autographs at Potomac Mills Mall Redskins store, and was quoted telling fans “He is the star linebacker in Washington like D.Ware is in Dallas”……

    Please tell me how that’s not a comparrison….

  11. He’s a solid weak side linebacker in a 4-3 scheme. His play went downhill when he they switched to a 3-4 and he moved inside. He actucally was playing really well for the first half of the season last year before his play nosedived. Move him back to a 4-3 weakside linebacker and you should get a great bargain player.

  12. Well, since he left without signing, that must mean Ireland didn’t really want him.

    Because as he pointed out himself a few days ago, Jeff Ireland never loses out on a player he really wants.

  13. Before last season started Rocky was signing autographs at Potomac Mills Mall Redskins store, and was quoted telling fans “He is the star linebacker in Washington like D.Ware is in Dallas”……

    Please tell me how that’s not a comparrison….

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    It is not a comparison. This is an unrecognizable player trying to explain to a fan who he is by identifying a more well known player as a frame of reference.

    This is completely different than if he were talking to a reporter and said he and D Ware were comparable players for their teams.

  14. Good thing they didn’t trade Rocky to the Bears for Briggs. I remember the only hold up to that trade was that the Redskins didn’t want to include McIntosh in the trade. Another great personnel move by the Redskins….What a joke

  15. nflanalyst says: Apr 2, 2012 1:19 PM

    Before last season started Rocky was signing autographs at Potomac Mills Mall Redskins store, and was quoted telling fans “He is the star linebacker in Washington like D.Ware is in Dallas”……
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    Alright, I was wrong, I was trying to stick up for Rock, but it turns out he is a moron.
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    sicklife1 says: Apr 2, 2012 2:18 PM
    Good thing they didn’t trade Rocky to the Bears for Briggs. I remember the only hold up to that trade was that the Redskins didn’t want to include McIntosh in the trade. Another great personnel move by the Redskins….What a joke
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    Though the Redskins front office was a joke at thought point, it was widely believed around the league that McIntosh was a major draft steal, and had tremendous upside. Based on the information available at the time and Rok’s age, this was the right move.
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    tappinthetang says: Apr 2, 2012 2:55 PM
    Ah, Rocky Mcintosh the perennial free agent.
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    This is the first time he has ever hit unrestricted free agency. Don’t be an idiot.

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