Report: No offer from Dolphins to Paul Soliai yet


With Randy Starks and Paul Soliai set to become free agents next month, the Dolphins have some decisions to make about how to move forward on the defensive line.

If they’ve made one about how much they’re willing to pay Soliai, they’ve kept it to themselves. As of now, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that the team hasn’t made an offer to retain Soliai.

If the Dolphins don’t lock Soliai up before the March 11 start of free agency, he shouldn’t have much difficulty finding other suitors. Beasley reports Soliai generated a lot of “unofficial interest” during the combine and Armando Salguero of the Herald adds that two teams have shown “quite serious” interest (however unofficial it must remain until the 72-hour window to negotiate with other teams opens on March 8) in adding Soliai to their defensive line.

Soliai has spent his entire seven-year career in Miami and the franchise tag could be a possibility to keep him from sampling life with another team. It may be needed to keep cornerback Brent Grimes in the fold, however, and that would appear to increase the likelihood that Soliai will be moving on next month.

10 responses to “Report: No offer from Dolphins to Paul Soliai yet

  1. If he wants too much, let him walk although I’d prefer him to Starks. Soliai is a good run stuffer but there’s a few FAs out there who can fill a hole for much less.

  2. Oh , yeah ? And what team do support . . . oh , wait . . . you’re probably one of those guys who jumped on the Pittsburgh or San Francisco bandwagon , after they’d already won a bunch of Superbowls:-)

  3. They will not franchise tag an aging two down run stopper, and give him 11 million.

    Offer him a 3 year 9 million dollar deal, take it or leave it. Give Randy Starks a bigger contract because he is the better player and then draft another DT early to back up him and Odrick

  4. Watch, he’ll leave Miami and become a pro bowler or make Pro Football Focus happy.

    Am I wrong?

    Look at guys that I wanted them to keep: Dansby, Burnett, Jake Long, Vontae Davis, Reggie Bush, … even Jorvorskie Lane.

    All they needed was WRs, but they just decided to fix stuff that wasn’t broken and subtract and add.

    You add and retain. The Seahawks and 49ers do it that way.

    Why stagnate?

  5. Is he more of a nose tackle? The Bills need a beefy DT/NT to stop the run.

    I could definitely see them being one of the interested teams. Pepper’s gonna want someone I’m the mold of Wilfork. (No I’m not comparing them, just size-wise.)

  6. Starks>Soali Even though he would
    Be missed we can find or draft someone to clog up the whole, Starks can do that and is a much better pass rusher IMO

  7. Dude is a thousand times better than Raji.

    If Ted was willing to offer Raji 8 mil per year, then signing Paul shouldn’t be too hard… as a stop gap nose for a year or two.

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