Notable news of the day: Merling on the block

Omar Kelly said on WQAM radio that the Dolphins have put defensive end Philip Merling on the trading block and are in the market for a solid number two tight end.


With all the defensive line depth on this team, trading Merling would be a wise move. Tight End depth is definitely an area I would like to see improved. Two tight end sets have become very popular in the NFL and the Dolphins can use some TE depth with Charles Clay predominantly lining up as a FB.

Adam Schefter on WQAM’s Sid Rosenberg’s show said that the Jags could cut or quietly shop Garrard if Gabbert takes over. Shefty also mentioned that Dolphins might be interested.


Personally, I don’t see this happening. Chad Henne will be the starting QB in Miami. While I think Garrard might be an upgrade, at this point of the preseason, the Dolphins are better off with Henne.

The Oakland Raiders selected Terrell Pryor in the 3rd round of the supplemental draft.

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