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Post Three players vie for Dolphins' FS job
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Three players vie for Dolphins' FS job
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Posted May 06, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET

The Dolphins' competition to replace Gibril Wilson, who was cut in March, as the starting free safety expanded from two to three players after the draft. Second-year veteran Chris Clemons and fifth-year veteran Tyrone Culver will be joined by fifth-round pick Reshad Jones in the training-camp battle. Miami pursued multiple free-agent free safeties, including Pittsburgh's Ryan Clark, this offseason, but it was unable to land one. The three players competing for the spot have just four NFL starts between them.

Head coach Tony Sparano emphasized the importance of the position at a rookie minicamp last weekend and told reporters whoever wins the job will need to be a clear communicator, with leadership ability. The free safety has to call out signals and get players lined up correctly.

While Jones had an impressive career at Georgia and is very talented, some say it's unlikely that he'll start from Day One. There's a good chance he'll have to earn more playing time by making the most of opportunities in nickel and dime packages.


http://www.profootballweekly.com/2010/0 ... ins-fs-job

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Post Re: Three players vie for Dolphins' FS job
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The Dolphins used all means of player acquisition this offseason, filling holes through free agency (inside linebacker Karlos Dansby, formerly of Arizona), trade (ex-Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall) and the draft (Penn State defensive lineman Jared Odrick and Utah linebacker Koa Misi). But through it all, their only change at safety was a subtraction, releasing Gibril Wilson. Last season's starter at free safety, Yeremiah Bell, will slide over to strong safety, his more natural position, but that leaves the free position open.

The likely starter is Tyrone Culver, a sixth-round draft pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2006. Culver played sparingly in his rookie season, then was cut by the Packers after missing all of 2007 with a shoulder injury. The Dolphins signed him just before the 2008 season started, waived him a month later and re-signed him a week after that. The only other real candidate is Georgia's Reshad Jones, taken late in the fifth round of this year's draft. Jones has size (6-1, 214 pounds) and speed (4.58-second 40-yard dash) but lacks agility. He was slowest among safeties at the combine in both the three-cone and short-shuttle drills. One of these men will be the last line of defense on a team with serious playoff aspirations in 2010.


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Post Re: Three players vie for Dolphins' FS job
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The Dolphins used all means of player acquisition this offseason, filling holes through free agency (inside linebacker Karlos Dansby, formerly of Arizona), trade (ex-Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall) and the draft (Penn State defensive lineman Jared Odrick and Utah linebacker Koa Misi). But through it all, their only change at safety was a subtraction, releasing Gibril Wilson. Last season's starter at free safety, Yeremiah Bell, will slide over to strong safety, his more natural position, but that leaves the free position open.

The likely starter is Tyrone Culver, a sixth-round draft pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2006. Culver played sparingly in his rookie season, then was cut by the Packers after missing all of 2007 with a shoulder injury. The Dolphins signed him just before the 2008 season started, waived him a month later and re-signed him a week after that. The only other real candidate is Georgia's Reshad Jones, taken late in the fifth round of this year's draft. Jones has size (6-1, 214 pounds) and speed (4.58-second 40-yard dash) but lacks agility. He was slowest among safeties at the combine in both the three-cone and short-shuttle drills. One of these men will be the last line of defense on a team with serious playoff aspirations in 2010.


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Post Re: Three players vie for Dolphins' FS job
My thoughts exactly hypocritex, what are they talking about? I can't remember Bell ever playing free safety. Chris Clemons was the guy who stepped up and had to fill Wilson's shoes when he started to suck it up. As far as Culver being the guy they think has the leg up, maybe they should tell that to Clemons who was ahead of Culver on the depth chart last season. Where do these guys get their info???
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Post Re: Three players vie for Dolphins' FS job
I think there info comes in 2nd or 3rd hand then they skim it and hand it in. That's why I don't read there Mag's or log onto espn.com. If I wont real info I go to Phinfever.com the only place where you can get all the real facts about your #1 team in the WORLD........what a shameless plug....lol

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