It’s probably just a matter of time before the Dolphins call Ricky Williams. Or start telling us how great they expect Jay Ajayi to be.
The latest running back to tell the Dolphins “no thanks” appears to be James Starks, who just re-signed with the Packers.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins “had multiple conversations in recent days” with Starks’ agent. Whether those conversations were serious, or whether he was just using the Dolphins as leverage the way Chris Johnson did remains to be seen.
The Dolphins lost Lamar Miller to Houston on the first day of free agency, and then saw the Broncos match their offer to restricted free agent C.J. Anderson before Johnson visited and then re-signed with Arizona. Now if Starks rebuffed their advances, they’re scrambling.
There’s not much left on the market at the moment, at least if they want a guy who’s not old or coming off an injury or a bad season.
Names such as Arian Foster and Alfred Morris are the recognizable ones, but if Miami wants a top-end runner, they might have to start considering using a high draft pick on one.