I was just thinking about this as work comes to an end today... if Chris Clemons, Brian Hartline and Sean Smith all walk this offseason, our entire 2009 draft class will no longer be with the team.
2009 Draft - Miami Dolphins
1 => Vontae Davis - Traded to the Indianapolis Colts.
2 => Pat White - No longer in football.
2 => Sean Smith - Unrestricted Free Agent
3 => Patrick Turner - Cut long ago.
4 => Brian Hartline - Unrestricted Free Agent.
5 => John Nalbone - Played for multiple teams... currently with the Cowboys.
5 => Chris Clemons - Unrestricted Free Agent (I think?)
6 => Andrew Gardner - Currently a Houston Texan.
7 => J.D. Folsom - No longer in football.
Although, as I was researching this information I found a little tid bit on NFL.com stating that the Dolphins are quietly targeting Chris Clemons and Brian Hartline as candidates to bring back to the team.http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100000 ... is-clemons
The Miami Dolphins have a lot of spending money ($43.9 million of cap space to be exact). They also have a lot of free agents.
The team has remained mostly quiet in their intentions to this point, but The Miami Herald reported Tuesday that the Dolphins have "discretely targeted" both wide receiver Brian Hartline and safety Chris Clemons with the hope of signing the players to extensions before the league year begins on March 12.
Hartline had a career-high 74 catches for 1,083 yards in 2012 and would serve as an ideal No. 2 receiver if Jeff Ireland succeeds in giving Ryan Tannehill a top target this offseason. Clemons started all 16 games last season and registered a career-best 99 tackles.
Neither player should be considered a franchise cornerstone, but both can be pieces of the puzzle. And if the team's biggest goal right now is continuing the development of Tannehill, keeping his favorite target in town makes a lot of sense.