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Vaughn Martin agrees to deal with Dolphins

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Vaughn Martin has made a decision.

According to Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com, the Chargers defensive lineman has agreed to a deal with the Dolphins.

He drew a solid amount of interest in the market, from both 3-4 and 4-3 teams. He played end in the Chargers’ 3-4 system, but projects inside for Miami.

The Dolphins let defensive tackle Tony McDaniel walk into free agency, and had brought free agent Dwan Edwards in for a visit as well, before he re-upped with the Panthers.

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16 Responses to “Vaughn Martin agrees to deal with Dolphins”
  1. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Mar 28, 2013 11:51 AM

    He said he signed because he really liked the new logo.

  2. minibull says: Mar 28, 2013 12:13 PM

    Wow, love what they say on his player profile – “weak against the run and pass” and “ranked 33 out of 34 DE players last year”. Sounds like the Fins could have drafted a 5-6 round DE that would be better….

  3. finz4eva says: Mar 28, 2013 12:22 PM

    Good pick up for depth at least.

  4. cball77 says: Mar 28, 2013 12:31 PM

    Don’t fret Dolphins fans – this guy almost set the combine record for the bench press back in the day. We all know that equates to an exceptional NFL career!

    Good thing for Vaughn is once he gets cut he’s Canadian so he’ll get a CFL contract no problem.

  5. wannstache says: Mar 28, 2013 12:32 PM

    Solid backup, but these idiots seem to forget we need two starting-caliber cornerbacks to replace Vontae & Sean. We do have to face Tom Brady twice a year. Apparently the acquisition of Mike Wallace means we can outscore every other team in the league. Meanwhile, all we have at corner is Richard Marshall, who is a barely a 3rd corner on his best day.

  6. dolphins512 says: Mar 28, 2013 12:59 PM

    Lets see what the contract says. That will tell whether this is a good pick up or not.

  7. boltbacker says: Mar 28, 2013 1:25 PM

    Martin came into the league very raw. He had improved each year and should continue to improve. Not saying he’s a future Pro Bowler, but he will be decent.

  8. hdahs143 says: Mar 28, 2013 1:54 PM

    And when CB is addressed, Wannstache will surely find something else to whine about.

    You and logicalvoices should get together and compare notes. Maybe get a life while you are there.

  9. notwerk says: Mar 28, 2013 1:59 PM

    He’s a developmental depth guy at a position we’re already pretty deep at. The sky won’t fall if he doesn’t pan out, chicken littles.

  10. hercstar says: Mar 28, 2013 2:30 PM

    wannstache says:
    Mar 28, 2013 12:32 PM
    Solid backup, but these idiots seem to forget we need two starting-caliber cornerbacks to replace Vontae & Sean. We do have to face Tom Brady twice a year. Apparently the acquisition of Mike Wallace means we can outscore every other team in the league. Meanwhile, all we have at corner is Richard Marshall, who is a barely a 3rd corner on his best day.

    LOL obviously they are done reworking the roster. You are a clown. Your tears are very, very tasty. Just saying.

  11. donovanmcnab says: Mar 28, 2013 3:27 PM

    go eagles

  12. finsnation101 says: Mar 28, 2013 4:50 PM

    Omg miami is def. Gonna bring home the lombardi with this pickup. Sarcasim guy. Just sarcasim.

  13. wannstache says: Mar 28, 2013 4:57 PM

    @ hdahs143:

    I just want to see this team compete and make the playoffs. If you enjoy the constant failure of the current regime, that’s fine with me. I, on the other hand, prefer winning. To each his own.

  14. Deof Movestofca says: Mar 28, 2013 7:48 PM

    @minibull: From what I’ve heard of him, he was very raw when he was drafted and might still be a developing player. Even if worst comes to worst and he never makes the team, I doubt they signed him for very much.
    @wannstache: I think his point was that they aren’t done re-working the roster, either through FA or the draft. And if signing a CB or OT had prevented them from signing the players they did sign, everything I’ve read you write seems to indicate you would probably complain about that instead. Furthermore, it’s possible they targeted both areas and just haven’t found players whose reward was not likely to equal the resources it took to get them.

  15. wannstache says: Mar 29, 2013 12:04 AM

    @Deof Movestofca

    I get what you’re saying. My problem is there is no one out there at CB available to us who is better than the two they got rid of. It makes no sense, in today’s pass-friendly NFL, to downgrade this position. Parcells had his flaws, but he recognized that the #1 priority in the AFC East is to stop (or at least slow down) Tom Brady. That does not appear to be the goal in Miami these days.

  16. cabphan85 says: Mar 29, 2013 12:46 PM

    @wannstacheo Vontae Davis and Sean Smith, yes the are solid corner, but they do not fit the mold/style of player that Philbin wants on his team. Do you remember how we acquired Davis and Smith? Through the draft in the same year. Do you forget how many draft picks Ireland has in this years draft? 11 Picks, 6 in the first 4 rounds. It’s quite obvious that they are going to address the secondary in the draft early. Probably drafting 2 corners in the first 2 rounds. Also pick up a vet to be a solid backup/Nickel Corner.

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