Spencer Paysinger visiting Dolphins on Thursday

AP

Plenty of people have moved from New Jersey to South Florida to live out their retirement in a sunny and warm climate.

One formerly Jersey-based linebacker is seeing if he can make the same move while continuing his playing career. Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that Spencer Paysinger is visiting with the Dolphins on Thursday.

Paysinger played in 62 games for the Giants over the last four years after initially making the team as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon. He started 10 games on defense during the 2013 season, making 74 tackles and a sack while playing outside in the Giants’ alignment. He played just a handful of snaps on defense last year, however, and the Giants made other moves at linebacker early in free agency to signal a new approach at the position.

The Dolphins need to round out their depth at linebacker after parting ways with Dannell Ellerbe, Jason Trusnik, Jonathan Freeny and Philip Wheeler this offseason. Paysinger would provide that and special teams experience should he join the other snowbirds in the Sunshine State.

6 responses to “Spencer Paysinger visiting Dolphins on Thursday

  1. I’m sure he would be an upgrade over Wheeler. Hell my niece would be an upgrade over Wheeler. With a top 3 d line, the pressure is off our mediocre LB unit. Still think our weakest link is Coyle as he cant figure out that Jordan could be switch to LB.

  2. He went to Oregon and the Eagles aren’t actively pursuing him? What’s the matter with the guy, no major surgeries or something?

  3. NY Giants fan here.

    I think Spencer Paysinger is a solid backer who for some for one reason or another, never took off. He is definitely able to cover tight ends and running backs in open space which is necessary. Reminds me of a younger Michael Boley.

    Best of luck SP!

  4. I can’t believe people are complaining about how much Suh got when “Flacco” got the same 3 years ago.
    Flacco? Are you kidding me!

  5. Paysinger was a good Giant in his limited role with the team over the last 4 years…I was kind of sad to see him go. Hopefully he gets to continue his career.

  6. I love the Dolphins, but the Giants are my “other” Team I watch with detail. Paysinger is a good situational LB and could be Special Teams help. The Dolphins need a pure MLB we already have 4-5 decent OLB’s, but experienced depth never hurts. Hopefully he is asking a reasonable amount and he will be signed.

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