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Billy Spikes


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:32 am    Post subject: Dolphis sign former Jets TE Dustin Keller to 1-year, $4.5M Reply with quote

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Former Jets TE Dustin Keller reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.


http://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/312586927465459712

Keller tried to get a long-term deal but he had little leverage coming off an injured season in which he caught less than 30 passes.

Keller isn't much of a blocker or doesn't offer great size at 6-2, 250 but he does have great speed out of the TE position to beat LBs down the seam.

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Last year's injury guided Dustin Keller to just sign a one-year, $4.25 million deal with the Dolphins. Jets couldn't afford him.


http://twitter.com/ClaytonESPN/statuses/312596673778040832
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone think Miami is going anywhere with half their roster coming from FA?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kmvoss wrote:
Anyone think Miami is going anywhere with half their roster coming from FA?


I don't really think that's important. Besides, so far they've signed 4 total free agents away from other teams while losing 3, with Jake Long pending either way. They're still in compensation pick territory at this point.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope he goes down there and get into legal trouble. lol I can't hate like that, he's a good character guy. Sucks that I can't root for him anymore.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickyt31 wrote:
I hope he goes down there and get into legal trouble. lol I can't hate like that, he's a good character guy. Sucks that I can't root for him anymore.


Nothing like your favorite players going to a rival team, huh? That year of JT in NY was torture. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh, I haven't been a fan of his for a while now.

He could be good, but he's soft.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kmvoss wrote:
Anyone think Miami is going anywhere with half their roster coming from FA?


I think they are setting themselves up for a lot of cuts next offseason...
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TheVillain112 wrote:
kmvoss wrote:
Anyone think Miami is going anywhere with half their roster coming from FA?


I think they are setting themselves up for a lot of cuts next offseason...

That, and I heard most of the contracts have had cap friendly numbers in 2013, so they're likely to be higher in 2014.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Warpticon wrote:
rickyt31 wrote:
I hope he goes down there and get into legal trouble. lol I can't hate like that, he's a good character guy. Sucks that I can't root for him anymore.


Nothing like your favorite players going to a rival team, huh? That year of JT in NY was torture. Laughing


lol yeah, I know that was bad. But he will do great in that offense.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kmvoss wrote:
Anyone think Miami is going anywhere with half their roster coming from FA?


4 guys.. Laughing Laughing

I like this. Low risk, potentially high reward.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jetsman82 wrote:
TheVillain112 wrote:
kmvoss wrote:
Anyone think Miami is going anywhere with half their roster coming from FA?


I think they are setting themselves up for a lot of cuts next offseason...

That, and I heard most of the contracts have had cap friendly numbers in 2013, so they're likely to be higher in 2014.


Most of the contracts have very small 2013 numbers with large spikes in year 2 (most exaggeratedly, Wallace's base salary is 1m in 2013, 15m in 2014), and then flatter numbers from year 3 on. They also have a lot of money coming off the books (Soliai's in his final year, Bess is in his final year, Incognito, Jerry, Misi also up for free agency after 2013). They obviously won't be as active in free agency next year, but the specific choice for massive year 2 spikes is interesting, as was the decision to declare the Dansby and Burnett cuts as June 1 cuts. They may be planning to make this year's cap expenditure as small as possible and roll the difference over to next year's cap.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kmvoss wrote:
Anyone think Miami is going anywhere with half their roster coming from FA?


You realize do realize other teams have had more FA acquisitions than the Dolphins this year, right?

The Seahawks, 49ers, Eagles, Broncos just to name a few...

This is a good pickup.
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Let's not pretend that Miami didn't lose guys - their starting LT, starting TE and starting RB from last year are in St. Louis, Kansas City and Detroit, respectively. This team needed to fill some holes elsewhere, and have the cap room to do so. They have a RB, and they'll probably eye a T in the draft, so I call this offseason a fairly smart offseason.

Much of this hinges on Mike Wallace, but Keller is a solid pickup. He should be able to do work in the seams and within a 5-15 yard range, inside the hashmarks with Davone Bess. Brian Hartline works outside the hashmars in that 5-15 yard range, Wallace takes the top off in and outside the hashmarks...

Good options for Tanny, this should play out well...if it plays out well. (If that makes sense...)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emerica wrote:
kmvoss wrote:
Anyone think Miami is going anywhere with half their roster coming from FA?


4 guys.. Laughing Laughing

I like this. Low risk, potentially high reward.


4 is half of 53....wait....no that doesn't sound right...

I guess we can say starters...

4 is half of 22....nope....not right either...

4 isn't even half of a baseball teams starting line-up....
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