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Dolphins sniffing around Osi Umenyiora

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vick throws a pass as he is rushed by New York Giants Umenyiora in the second quarter during their NFL football game in East Rutherford Reuters

The Dolphins might be through throwing big money around, but they’re still looking for help, and unlike years past, some veteran players are more willing to look their way.

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins have made inquiries about Giants free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora, one of the forgotten pass-rushers still on the market.

He reports the Dolphins have “spent considerable time studying Umenyiora and even called his representatives to explore the possibility.”

That’s a long way from a deal, but it shows they’re still looking.

They’ll also be in the market for some defensive tackle help, as free agent Tony McDaniel isn’t expected to return.

But with the market transitioning, the Dolphins are taking it more slowly now, not in a hurry to make any moves.

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19 Responses to “Dolphins sniffing around Osi Umenyiora”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Mar 20, 2013 8:36 AM

    Won’t be the first New York City resident to retire to Miami. Sun and fun … a relaxed team with few expectations. Short season. No pesky playoffs to cut into your free time. Yeah, it’s the perfect fit. Good luck Osi …

  2. phinfan says: Mar 20, 2013 8:40 AM

    Any plan to knock brady on his ars is a good plan!!!

  3. whatnojets says: Mar 20, 2013 8:40 AM

    Since when do Dolphins have a nose??

  4. paleandpasty says: Mar 20, 2013 9:00 AM

    So what you are saying is that in past years no veteran players signed with the dolphins, do you just write complete lies now? The dolphins signed several each year, the werent top of the line veterans.

  5. buzzbeaubank says: Mar 20, 2013 9:05 AM

    I see what you did there.

  6. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Mar 20, 2013 9:05 AM

    He would be a good compliment to Cameron Wake. I would expect 10+ sacks from each of them.

    Osi picked a bad year to be a free agent….no $

  7. east96st says: Mar 20, 2013 9:16 AM

    I would be very surprised if Osi signs anywhere soon. He has spent SO much time & energy declaring to the world how the Giants have never paid him what he’s worth. If they would only set him “free”, the other teams would trip over themselves in a race to sign him to a big money contract first. He is a one trick pony on the back end of his career. No team will offer him as much as he thinks he’s worth. It will take awhile for Osi’s ego to line up with the market reality. When a person has overvalued their contributions for so long, it’s a cold, hard shock to the system to find out what the world really thinks they are worth.

  8. bspurloc says: Mar 20, 2013 9:21 AM

    money is always a better option over a chance to get to the playoffs…
    I mean he didn’t make at least $10 million in his career… so he has to be broke by now…
    odd how normal people win $1 million in the LOTTO and are RICH where guys like this make $10+ million and are poor….

  9. wannstache says: Mar 20, 2013 9:38 AM

    Once again, no consistency of vision for the idiots in charge. They get rid of Brandon Marshall, Vontae Davis and Reggie Bush because they are not good locker room presences, but they will look at guy like Osi and Chad Johnson. I believe Titus Young is in next for a visit. Hypocrites.

  10. patfanken says: Mar 20, 2013 9:53 AM

    Dolphins are embarking on a very interesting strategy here. They are loading up on FA’s and overpaying. They are back loading all the contracts so their cap number are low this year, but explode in future years.

    They need to challenge the Pats right away if they are going to get any traction at all for their stadium deal. The have a lot of good picks this year in a deep draft. My guess is that they are hoping to hit a home run in the draft this year, so they won’t be left with a bare cupboard when cap monster comes for payment.

    It might work.

  11. ruggyup says: Mar 20, 2013 9:57 AM

    “Sniffing around”? Better you get a new headline writer form the journalism class.

  12. germanstingray says: Mar 20, 2013 10:09 AM

    Osi will smash in the Dolphin’s blowhole if they don’t give him what he’s worth.

  13. qwzaie123 says: Mar 20, 2013 10:12 AM

    Don’t hate on Miami Osi will. Help Miami win afc u hater are scared. Of what. Miami. Doing. Rite now. Get on the train. Or get ran over Miami.

  14. myeaglescantwin says: Mar 20, 2013 10:24 AM

    Osi is a mediocre 4-3 DE that couldnt even acquire the starting role when he was healthy.

    How is a pre-madona with attitude problems supposed to ‘gel’ in the young Miami organization??
    this guy was released for a reason, this guy is a FA still for a reason.

    he’s got two rings he contributed sqwatt for .

  15. finfan1354 says: Mar 20, 2013 10:31 AM

    @patfanken

    You should get your facts straight before commenting. As of right now Miami is $25 million UNDER the cap for 2014 not including how much they will carryover. Fear will force people to make uneducated comments. I guess if I were a Pats fan I would be scared too considering how much better Miami has gotten and how much worse the Pats are compared to prior years.

  16. uscfan1988 says: Mar 20, 2013 10:35 AM

    Wannstache every time I read dolphin articles and read the comments you are always slamming the organization, the front office, or the coaches either like the team or don’t no one wants to hear your constant whining. Reggie wasn’t a bad locker room guy he was expendable because he isn’t worth what he was paid and unless your elite rbs are a dime a dozen. Marshall dropped tons of passes and Vonte wasn’t that good in the first place he got burnt as much as he made plays. Be fan or don’t quit complainong

  17. bobbyd12 says: Mar 20, 2013 10:43 AM

    Some of the comments here show a complete lack of what the Dolphins are doing. If anyone looks at the contracts, you will see almost all are backloaded. The Dolphins have 11 draft picks. There should be no monster cap hits in the future. These guys will be long gone before they see that backloaded money and replaced by some of these picks. Add in the fact that the Fins have made themselves competitive and can take best player available in the draft vs. taking need, you have a monster in the making. Haters will hate but along with the Heat, the Fins are on the correct path.

  18. canesgiants says: Mar 20, 2013 10:48 AM

    how ironic will it be when hes back with the giants getting paid on a one year contract

  19. rexloveshisfeet says: Mar 22, 2013 12:29 AM

    “Wannstache every time I read dolphin articles and read the comments you are always slamming the organization, the front office, or the coaches either like the team or don’t no one wants to hear your constant whining. Reggie wasn’t a bad locker room guy he was expendable because he isn’t worth what he was paid and unless your elite rbs are a dime a dozen. Marshall dropped tons of passes and Vonte wasn’t that good in the first place he got burnt as much as he made plays. Be fan or don’t quit complainong”

    Marshall got traded because they were tired of his bi-polar behavior. It has nothing to do with what he did on the field. As he showed this year when he has a competent QB dude was a beast. Defenses knew that he was going to get 15+ targets a game and he still dominated this year every week so to rip BMarsh that is just wrong. He has proven many times over if you have a QB that can throw him the ball he will the be the best WR ON THE FIELD. It was the QB that was starting which what was the main problem.

    He had issues which had nothing to do with the game which have always caused problems with his career. And that’s the facts

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