After agreeing to terms with Mike Wallace on a 5 year 65 million dollar deal, the Dolphins have signed a juggernaut at line backer…wait for it…Dannell Ellerbe ILB of the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens. Ellerbe had 92 tackles and 4.5 sacks. He should fit in nicely with the teams year old 4-3 scheme and bring speed to the linebacking corps.
The deal was reported by various media outlets but was confirmed by Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Terms of the deal were 5 years for 35 million.
So, that begs the question what will the Dolphins do with KarlosDansby? We just found out.
Dansby has been cut by the Miami Dolphins. Omar Kelly of the Sun- Sentinel reported the story mentioning that Dansby was asked to take a pay cut and he declined.
The release creates 3.9 million in cap space for the Dolphins and allowed the Dolphins flexibility to sign Ellerbe and other free agents on Miami's target list.
Earlier, and just prior to the Ellerbe signing, the Dolphins re-signed free-safety Chris Clemons to a one year deal. The deal was reported by Jeff Darlington of the NFL network who saw agent Drew Rosenhaus entering the Dolphins facility. This signing was somewhat surprising because it was expected that Clemons would test the market. As of now, a one year deal could mean the Dolphins will be looking to add depth to the position in this year's draft.
Much more to come as Jeff Ireland is aggressively making the Dolphins into a winner!
It's great to be a Dolfan today!