Miami Dolphins: Analyzing Their Low-Profile Free Agent Signings
Posted on 4/17/2012 10:54:19 PM
The Dolphins have been busy recently with the signings of Gary Guyton, Legedu Naanee and Les Brown. The signings add some needed depth to the team, but there is some big time potential in there too.
Gary Guyon, LOLB: Guyton, a former Patriot, will bring some nice needed depth to the linebacking corps. This is in no way a high profile signing (only 4.5 sacks in 32 starts, 60 games), but he is an experienced player with decent skills to compete. He's a pretty fast linebacker and has the ablillty to make some plays, but don't expect consistent enough performances to be starter material.
Legedu Nanee, WR: Naanee as spent most f his career in San Diego except last season where played for the Panthers. He recorded 44 catches for 467 yards, with one touchdown. I don't see this as anything more than another depth signing, so it's hard to see where the front office is going with this. The Dolphins are still in the hunt for a number one receiver.
Les Brown, TE: Brown looks to be the next college basketball player turned tight end. He hasn't played football since high school, but he definitely has the skills and physical gifts to do it. He's 6'4'', 238 pounds, and can run a 4.43. He showed good hands at the BYU pro day, so this isn't just a physical freak here. Expect a long learning curve for the youngster, but he can turn into something special.
Final Thoughts: The Dolphins don't have much cap left to work with, which is why they have been making such low-profile signings. None of these signings can really excite the fans except the ones who can see the potential of Brown. It feels like the Dolphins got an extra draft pick because he is so young(24). Basketball players have made good tight ends before, so why can't it happen again?
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