Dolphins next stop on D’Qwell Jackson’s victory tour

AP

Because the Dolphins didn’t spend enough on free agent linebackers last offseason, they’re looking again.

According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean, former Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson is heading to Miami tonight to visit the Dolphins.

Jackson has previously dropped by to see the Titans and Broncos.

Former Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland spent a pile last offseason on Phillip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe.

New G.M. Dennis HIckey might not share the same high opinion of those players, but buying Jackson would create a bit of a logjam.

23 responses to “Dolphins next stop on D’Qwell Jackson’s victory tour

  1. Ellebe is a more natural fit on the outside so Jackson in the middle makes sense. And neither Ellerbe or Wheeler is exactly overpaid. But that junks up your narrative so I can see why you ignored those things.

  2. I don’t know what to think about this . . . they definitely need to try and get better play from their LB’s , but have an awful lot of money tied up in the position as it stands right now. Philip Wheeler hasn’t panned out at all for them , although he did have the game ending sack (along with Randy Starks) against the Colts. All he does is rush the quarterback , and he’s average even at that. His pass coverage and run stopping left much to be desired last season.

  3. Good. We can move Ellerbe outside if we get a middle linebacker and that would “motivate” Phillip Wheeler hopefully as he stands accused of packing it in after getting his big contract last season.

  4. Happy for D’Qwell that after 8 years with the Browns he has a choice of where to finish his career. Will he choose a winning team (Broncos) or will he finish out closer to home with a non-winner (Miami)?

    Either way, the fact that he is being sought after is a success story.

  5. I have never read and article that does include some negative sarcasm against the Dolphins. I am sure if Ellerbe signed with the Seahawks or Patriots for that matter it would have been the greatest Signing in NFL history. By the way, they can be released or re-contracted with very little Cap damage. Like her or not Aponte has got this figured out. Wallace is the only big hit and I bet he gets a restructered deal. Dummies don’t know but Wallace cost less than $3M last year. For that amount of money he performed fantastic. Let’s hope with an upright Tannehill he can live up to the $17M this year.

  6. With Solai and Starks impending free agency, the thought is that we will lose atleast one of them, we could switch to a 3-4 and need another linebacker. You have Solai in the middle with Odrick / Vernon on one side and Wake on the other, then your linebackers could be Jordan on one side, Wheeler on the other side, with Misi / Ellerbe / Jackson in the middle.

    Atleast got to kick on the tires on LB’s.

  7. Please , please — no more 3-4 defenses in Miami . . . anything but that. The 3-4 defense is probably one of the main reasons Marino doesn’t have a Super Bowl ring. Every year , there are maybe two or three teams in the league that run the 3-4 with any kind of success , and everyone else is at mediocre at best. It’s much harder to get the right personnel for a 3-4 than a 4-3. Just look at the Bears’ defense and how great they’ve been (other than last year , when they got hit with a ton of injuries). For the past 20-30 years , the Bears have been plugging in late round picks and free agents at a lot of positions on defense but have still been very good most of the time. The 4-3 defense , at least in base scheme , is the way to go.

  8. Go ahead and sign him. Fins have the money. Wheeler can be dealt. He is due $5.3M and if no team picks up his Contract, we lose $2.3M against the Cap. Chump Change unless you are the Steelers or Cowboys who lilterally have nothing! Not event he $5-7M needed to sign Rookies. Everyone (well, mostly the slanted Media) don’t understand these guys never see the total amount of a long term deal, so 5 year $26M is nothing. What matters is the guaranteed money and what the Cap hit is annually.

  9. “How can anybody that plays on the Browns have a “victory tour”?”

    That’s because he’s LEAVING the Browns… so if he ends up in the NFL, Candada, USFL, XFL, or Lingerie league….

    He’s going to be Victorius.

  10. Well as a former Terp I can say D-Jax is a leader, something the Fins surely needs. This move, if it happens is a locker room move. Granted he can play but he is a high character guy and leader.

  11. After testing the FA market, maybe he’ll return to the Browns with a better understanding of his “price tag” to the Browns. The Browns never said they no longer wanted him, it was just at his asking price. (That might be why they let him walk early)

  12. He’s shunning one team mired in losing for another mired in MEDIOCRITY! I guess that IS A VICTORY if you look at it that way. If he wants the brass ring, however, he needs to play for a team not owned by Stephen LOSS! END THE COMMITMENT TO MEDIOCRITY! FIRE JOE PHILBIN!

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