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Dolphins to kick the tires on veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11:  A.J. Hawk #50 of the Cincinnati Bengals tackles Thomas Rawls #34 of the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images) Getty Images

With the opening week in the books, veteran free agents become more attractive to teams since their salaries wouldn’t be guaranteed for the season, and that makes teams more likely to look at guys they may need for depth purposes.

That seems to be what’s happening in Miami.

According to Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post, the Dolphins are working out veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk this week.

The longtime Packers starter was with the Bengals last year, playing under now-Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.

The Dolphins aren’t particularly deep at the position, but Hawk hasn’t been with a team since the Bengals cut him in April. The 32-year-old played in all 16 games there last year, starting 11.

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17 Responses to “Dolphins to kick the tires on veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk”
  1. pastabelly says: Sep 13, 2016 10:40 AM

    That’s a rough start for Miami. Week 1 at Seattle and Week 2 at New England.

  2. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Sep 13, 2016 10:45 AM

    Be a shame if a player that likable ends up playing for that mickey mouse organization down there in the third world.

  3. TB12RALLYCRY says: Sep 13, 2016 10:57 AM

    Beautiful …send him to Foxboro to cover Gronk and Bennett……..

  4. jchipwood says: Sep 13, 2016 11:13 AM

    TB12RALLYCRY says:
    Sep 13, 2016 10:57 AM
    Beautiful …send him to Foxboro to cover Gronk and Bennett……..
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    That’s assuming Gronk doesn’t get hurt stretching or walking or chewing gum.

  5. azheat says: Sep 13, 2016 11:19 AM

    I’m a lifelong dolphins fan. It doesn’t help when your qb doesn’t push the ball down the field. Gonna be another long season.

  6. 8drinkminimum says: Sep 13, 2016 11:31 AM

    I am a lifelong dolphins fan. It doesn’t help when your wr drops an easy 71 yard td pass. Not going to be another long season.

  7. laxcoach37 says: Sep 13, 2016 11:36 AM

    The problem is the Dolphins have Peysinger, Hull, Hewitt and McCain… these are all the same type of skillset LBs. Decent at fill hole tackling, but mediocre at shedding blockers and getting to the perimeter. Dare I say can cover receivers in 2 TE coverage from a base defense. AJ Hawk can bring experience as a depth player, but the difference is the other guys are contributors in Special Teams and Hawk offers nothing but the same minus ST. Also, who we dropping at this point for him?

  8. valentino8100 says: Sep 13, 2016 11:38 AM

    azheat says:
    Sep 13, 2016 11:19 AM
    I’m a lifelong dolphins fan. It doesn’t help when your qb doesn’t push the ball down the field. Gonna be another long season.

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    You don’t have a qb, you have an ex-wideout pretending to be a qb. We’ve been saying it for at least 2 years now but the Dolphins’ front office and greater South Florida seem to be in denial.

  9. igotgamenj says: Sep 13, 2016 11:46 AM

    Miami was winning the game 9-6 with 4 minuets left because Tannehill had a 7 play 86 yard drive for a TD. Loosing Mario Williams for the last serious because of the concussion did not help matters

  10. ebr362 says: Sep 13, 2016 12:19 PM

    All you Fin haters, did you even suspect Miami was going to take it down to the wire? No you didn’t and either did Vegas, FINS UP and heading in the right direction.

  11. pastabelly says: Sep 13, 2016 12:27 PM

    igotgamenj says:
    Sep 13, 2016 11:46 AM
    Miami was winning the game 9-6 with 4 minuets left because Tannehill had a 7 play 86 yard drive for a TD. Loosing Mario Williams for the last serious because of the concussion did not help matters
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    Tannehill needs to do more than one 86 play drive during a game. When your defense gives up 13, you need to win the game.

  12. whatjusthapped says: Sep 13, 2016 12:28 PM

    He’s a great guy but I have never seen a LB make the majority of his tackles 5 or more yards downfield and still keep his job.

    To say he is slow of foot is an understatement but I can’t believe at this point in his career he is capable of covering my grandmother in a wheel chair.

    But good luck!

  13. ikeclanton says: Sep 13, 2016 12:35 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Sep 13, 2016 11:13 AM
    TB12RALLYCRY says:
    Sep 13, 2016 10:57 AM
    Beautiful …send him to Foxboro to cover Gronk and Bennett……..
    ____________________________________

    That’s assuming Gronk doesn’t get hurt stretching or walking or chewing gum.

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    Gronk could score more points from his couch than Miami had as a team this past Sunday. He gets dinged up because he plays with reckless abandon. He’s already got the Canton resume and he’s barely 27 years old. We’ll take it, and we know you would too.

  14. igotgamenj says: Sep 13, 2016 12:53 PM

    Tannehill needs to do more than one 86 play drive during a game. When your defense gives up 13, you need to win the game

    Like what throw a 60 yard Td Pass that was dropped or maybe drive the team into Field Goal Range to have the kicker miss a 26 yard field goal..

    See ya Sunday !

  15. mogogo1 says: Sep 13, 2016 1:00 PM

    “He gets dinged up because he plays with reckless abandon.”
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    Some guys are just injury prone. He’ll run somebody over one play and be totally fine then a play later he’ll barely get tripped up and somehow end up hurt. A lot of his injuries are hard to even trace to specific plays because he somehow just ends up hurt without anything obvious happening.

  16. igotgamenj says: Sep 13, 2016 1:03 PM

    Gronk is out vs Miami not even playing

  17. slick50ks says: Sep 13, 2016 6:21 PM

    Just when you think a crappy team can’t get any worse.

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