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Report: Dolphins near a deal with Brian Hartline

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The Dolphins and wide receiver Brian Hartline have apparently moved from a general sense of optimism to something approaching tangible.

According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com, the Dolphins are close to an agreement on a deal with the free-agent-to-be, on a multi-year deal worth between $6 million and $6.5 million a season.

The Dolphins have plenty of cap room to work with, even after franchising defensive tackle Randy Starks yesterday, and Hartline was viewed as a priority.

He’s coming off a career-best 74-catch season, and they’re also looking for another receiving threat for him to complement.

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17 Responses to “Report: Dolphins near a deal with Brian Hartline”
  1. hehateme2 says: Mar 5, 2013 11:12 AM

    He’s good in the WCO. Not a touchdown maker but he has good hands and keep the chains moving.

    Need to add more to the mix.

  2. tannethrill says: Mar 5, 2013 11:14 AM

    Money sounds right. Would have liked it to be a little less but it’s probably fair.

  3. nineroutsider says: Mar 5, 2013 11:15 AM

    I know they are hurting for wide-outs down there, but that seems a little rich for a guy like Hartline. Wish him the best, but I think they overpaid.

  4. phinfan says: Mar 5, 2013 11:20 AM

    Hartline and Ryan Swope attack will be awesome.

  5. 69finfan says: Mar 5, 2013 11:22 AM

    Make it happen guys. Go Fins!

  6. deadeye says: Mar 5, 2013 11:55 AM

    Hartline is solid, but he’s no #1 WR. Expect Miami to seriously pursue Wallace, and also use a high pick at the position.

  7. asublimeday says: Mar 5, 2013 12:17 PM

    Bears fans still thanking the fins for Marshall. What a deal for us.

  8. ajb3313 says: Mar 5, 2013 12:53 PM

    That $6 million figure seems high, but truth is, that’s about what a good WR2 (which Hartline is) goes for these days.

    In other words: the team has conceded he’s a WR2 and understands they absolutely must go get a WR1 now.

  9. annes22 says: Mar 5, 2013 1:11 PM

    You can keep Marshall and all his tantrums, and we will keep Hartline. At least he doesn’t drop balls, and is not a whacko. He’s a decent receiver.
    Good job Dolphins keeping Brian.

  10. cantonbound13 says: Mar 5, 2013 1:14 PM

    Overpaid. I’d rather spend that on Jennings. He scores touchdowns.

  11. watson350 says: Mar 5, 2013 1:30 PM

    6 mil for hartline? wow could of got a 3rd wideout in the draft with more talent ALOT cheaper

  12. miamiron says: Mar 5, 2013 5:46 PM

    Hell is about to freeze over when you pay a wide receiver that has 2 touchdowns in the past 42 games.

  13. spfripp says: Mar 5, 2013 6:14 PM

    asublimeday says:
    Mar 5, 2013 12:17 PM
    Bears fans still thanking the fins for Marshall. What a deal for us.

    ________________________________

    Yeah he made a world of a difference for you guys. The Bears made it to the playoffs and everything. Oh, wait……….

  14. dulz26 says: Mar 5, 2013 9:16 PM

    Expect Miami to seriously pursue Wallace, and also use a high pick at the position. This said, how many receivers will we end up having? They must be planing to trade one of them. If it’s not this year, must likely, next year.

    What do you guys think?

  15. hoodoo2013 says: Mar 6, 2013 12:03 PM

    Rumors of Hartline to Patriots?

  16. thedreamcomparison says: Mar 6, 2013 12:16 PM

    I’ve been a Dolphins fan for 27 years now, since I was 4 years old. And all I can say about this move, re-signing Hartline (for THAT MUCH money)………………here’s to more mediocrity. Because that’s what we’re settling for with guys like Brian Hartline. No YAC, can’t score TDs….disappears in the Red Zone…bah

  17. cantonbound13 says: Mar 7, 2013 8:16 AM

    Mr. Ross, I scored 1 less touchdown than Hartline last year, can I get 5 million dollars?

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