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Dolphins claim Evan Rodriguez

Evan Rodriguez, Chad Greenway AP

When Bill Parcells took the reins of the Dolphins in 2008, he famously (notoriously) said that he will avoid “thugs and hoodlums.”

Though it’s unclear whether tight end Evan Rodriguez falls into that category, he’s been arrested twice this offseason.  And his history of off-field issues greased the skids to round four of the 2012 draft.

That hasn’t stopped the man Parcells hired to run the front office from claiming Rodriguez on waivers.  Per multiple reports, the former Bear is now a Dolphin.

The move further proves that G.M. Jeff Ireland’s main objective is winning.  With Rodriguez most likely not facing a suspension for a first-offense DUI (his latest infraction), the Dolphins could get a talented and motivated player.

If he’s lacking in either area, it’ll be a low-risk audition for the Dolphins, which won’t last long.

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25 Responses to “Dolphins claim Evan Rodriguez”
  1. Iknoweverything says: Jun 11, 2013 5:33 PM

    The circus act/organization of the league just added another clown to the roster.

    Ireland is so inept at running a franchise that he would sign Manson if he thought he could get score a TD or two

    Stay classy and stick to that “character” theme Dolphins

  2. ebr362 says: Jun 11, 2013 5:39 PM

    Not a big fan of this move, not sure Philbin is going to like it either. How does a guy arrested twice in the off season fit the clean franchise mold?

  3. mikeb1354 says: Jun 11, 2013 5:42 PM

    Would you rather Jeff Ireland’s main objective to be going 7-9 and missing the playoffs again? Dolphins can’t win with you guys.

  4. illiniftw says: Jun 11, 2013 6:01 PM

    The first arrest he wasn’t charged, but the day after getting his DUI he was out at the clubs partying after 3 am in Chicago. For miami’s sake, hopefully after getting released he “gets it” now.

  5. FinFan68 says: Jun 11, 2013 6:02 PM

    I do not like the move and I don’t care if he plays well enough to make the pro bowl. this is the kind of player to avoid

  6. larryboodry says: Jun 11, 2013 6:07 PM

    “The move further proves that G.M. Jeff Ireland’s main objective is winning.”

    Wait, so let me get this straight…When the Bears cut a problem player, it’s about making an example of a non-integral part of the team, but now Ireland is a genius for signing the same guy?

    SMH.

  7. japmen says: Jun 11, 2013 6:07 PM

    Low risk move that will probably see this kid hitting the waiver wire sooner than later. Very low risk move during the early stages though.

  8. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Jun 11, 2013 6:16 PM

    The kid’s got some skills just no brains. Still, I wish he would’ve kept it together in Chicago.

    Oh, well good luck Miami and thanks again for Marshall!

  9. FinFan68 says: Jun 11, 2013 6:27 PM

    illiniftw says:
    Jun 11, 2013 6:01 PM
    The first arrest he wasn’t charged, but the day after getting his DUI he was out at the clubs partying after 3 am in Chicago. For miami’s sake, hopefully after getting released he “gets it” now.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Not holding my breath. Bringing a “party guy” to Miami is almost a sure-fire suspension waiting to happen. Players from other teams get in trouble in Miami clubs all the time.

  10. tannethrill says: Jun 11, 2013 6:40 PM

    Camp body…low risk, too early to even matter.

  11. thechronicjoker says: Jun 11, 2013 6:42 PM

    Were still not the Jests.

  12. jrcoop says: Jun 11, 2013 6:45 PM

    Iknoweverything says: Jun 11, 2013 5:33 PM

    The circus act/organization of the league just added another clown to the roster.
    ————————————————–

    The circus act/organization of the league is known to everyone as the Jets… except for a guy calling himself “Iknoweverything”. Hilarious!

    I suppose they should have signed Tebow instead, right. Sorry, but you can’t have a team full of choirboys. Just have to hope he’s learned a lesson, if not, Philbin will eject him.

  13. metalhead65 says: Jun 11, 2013 6:47 PM

    great pick up for the phins. I am sure being unemployed what 48 hours has really taught him a lesson and made him an example to all the youth out there that pay attention to this stuff. and the lesson learned is you can do whatever you want and get away with it as long as you are good at sports. good for him he is goping to get off with a slap on the wrist but if that were an average Joe he would still be in jail. hopefully they make him go thru the same program everybody else does and do not make make a special schedule just for him. make him go whether it affects his football or not.

  14. dolfan34 says: Jun 11, 2013 6:59 PM

    To the doubters…..

    How is this a bad move? If nothing else it’ll light a fire under Egnew and Clay. Best men play….

  15. xpensivewinos says: Jun 11, 2013 7:08 PM

    The move does speak to the inconsistencies that have plagued Ireland since day one.

    If you cut Chad Johnson (on HBO) for what he did, how do you sign this guy?

    When a GM is in desperation mode in the last year of his contract, it rarely if ever works out…….

  16. pooflingingmonkey says: Jun 11, 2013 7:39 PM

    No risk. They can cut him before the season starts, at a minimal expense. Why the hell not?

  17. thesteelers says: Jun 11, 2013 7:44 PM

    Um, who? Is this a baseball player?

  18. jojopuppyfish says: Jun 11, 2013 8:05 PM

    Forget about the DUI(s)
    He must have played 1 game as TE in the preseason last year before they moved him to FB.
    As a TE he looked completely undersized.
    As a FB he was decent…..not nearly as good as Tyler CLutts

  19. madmax80 says: Jun 11, 2013 8:12 PM

    whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Jun 11, 2013 6:16 PM

    The kid’s got some skills just no brains. Still, I wish he would’ve kept it together in Chicago.

    Oh, well good luck Miami and thanks again for Marshall!

    ——————————-

    No, no, no, no . . .

    Thank you for taking Marshall. Apparently the only way Marshall is content is if his QB has more character issues than he does.

  20. thesteelers says: Jun 11, 2013 8:44 PM

    madmax80 says:
    Jun 11, 2013 8:12 PM

    No, no, no, no . . .

    Thank you for taking Marshall. Apparently the only way Marshall is content is if his QB has more character issues than he does.
    ___________________________________

    Marshall is coming off a 118 rec, 1500 yard, 11 TD season. He had around 2200 yards in his two years with Miami. Quit fooling yourself.

  21. larryboodry says: Jun 11, 2013 9:05 PM

    “Thank you for taking Marshall. Apparently the only way Marshall is content is if his QB has more character issues than he does.”

    First off, B-Marsh has BPD, which is a treatable form of mental illness, not a character flaw…And since joining the Bears he has been a model citizen and a respected team leader.

    That being said, what character issues does Cutler have? Is it that he’s newly married and raising a son? Or maybe it’s that foundation he runs for diabetic kids that rubs you the wrong way, or the fact that he’s never been arrested for anything…Or that he never tortured and killed dogs, or had sexual contact with a teenage babysitter in his hot tub, or killed a teammate while driving drunk.

    Yeah, what a terrible person he must be.

  22. footstepsfalco says: Jun 11, 2013 11:52 PM

    As a Dolphins fan I’m not bitter about Marshall. He’s meant to be with Cutler. Felt bad seeing his play in Miami become just…. good. I also like cutler as a QB, he’s one of my favorites in the league.

    Did we get a lot for him? No. But it all worked out. Chicago got their guy. Miami got to move every significant player on the team in 2 seasons so Philbin could install… well that we will just have to wait and see ;)

    #miamidolphins

  23. phinfan says: Jun 12, 2013 12:34 PM

    Dont panic people, its just a depth move, low risk high reward

  24. hdahs143 says: Jun 12, 2013 1:47 PM

    I’m not bitter about Marshall either. Glad he’s gone and Glad the he and the Bears are happy together.

    But let’s be clear. He never bought the highlight reel to Miami, and that isn’t all on the QB’s. When you drop a 1/2 dozen potential TD passes that hit you in the hands, sorry, but that ain’t on the QB.

    Did he publicly roll 2 QB’s under the bus? Yep
    Did Miami win more games during his tenure? Nope.

    At least he helped Chicago make the postseason.

    Oh wait…..

  25. seaeagle707 says: Jun 12, 2013 3:26 PM

    Not a bad deal……….Do some crime………..Don’t do time…………..Get a nice vacation in sunny Florida……..hang out in South Beach……..Not a bad deal at all.

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