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  1. Dolphins lack candidates, cap room to use franchise tag

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins' offseason is underway, and soon will kick into high gear. General manager Dennis Hickey and first-year vice president Mike Tannenbaum have a lot of decisions to make via the draft and free agency. Another decision the Dolphins ...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  2. Sean Payton sure New Orleans Saints, Jimmy Graham will reach deal...

    James Walker

    New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said Wednesday at the NFL owners meeting that it's a matter of time before the team reaches a long-term contract extension with Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014
  3. Brent Grimes, Dolphins face decision

    James Walker

    MIAMI -- The Miami Dolphins must make a major decision today on the immediate future of Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes. The NFL's franchise tag deadline is Monday at 4 p.m. ET. That leaves just a few hours for the Dolphins to decide on what to d...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  4. Brent Grimes re-signs to a multiyear extension with Miami Dolphin...

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins have re-signed Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes to a four-year contract extension, the team announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2014
  5. Tag deadline, Grimes decision nears

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins have seven days to decide if Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes will get the franchise tag for the 2014 season. NFL teams have a two-week window that is closing on March 3. That provides the Dolphins one more week to negotiate wit...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  6. Franchise/transition tags: Dolphins

    James Walker

    The window has opened Monday for all 32 NFL teams to use the franchise tag on star players. The Miami Dolphins have used the tag two of the past three years, on defensive linemen Paul Soliai and Randy Starks, respectively. Will Miami utilize the f...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  7. Morning take: Grimes doesn't want tag

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Wednesday from around the Web: Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes doesn't want the franchise tag. Morning take: This is the obvious reaction, but the ...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  8. Franchise-tag date one week away

    James Walker

    NFL teams can begin using the franchise tag on Feb. 17, which is just one week away. Will the Miami Dolphins designate Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes as their franchise player next week? That's a distinct possibility. Grimes was arguably Miam...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  9. Franchise tag deadline is in two weeks

    James Walker

    In exactly two weeks we will know the immediate futures of two Pro Bowl players in the AFC East. July 15 is the deadline for teams that used the one-year franchise tag to work out long-term extensions. The Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins used the...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  10. AFC East Offseason Stock Watch

    James Walker

    With training camp about five weeks away, let's take a look at whose stock is up and whose stock is down in the AFC East. Falling 1. Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots tight end: For the past three seasons, it's been injury issues that bothe...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  11. Blogger Blitz: Byrd extension inevitable?

    James Walker

    The 2013 offseason is nearly over for the Buffalo Bills. But there are two business items left to complete before teams get ready for training camp. First, Buffalo must get a contract complete with rookie first-round pick EJ Manuel. Second, the Bi...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  12. Bills gain $7 million in salary-cap relief

    James Walker

    We have some good news to pass along to Buffalo Bills fans: The team gained an additional $7 million in salary-cap relief over the weekend for the previous release of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Teams were allowed to use a June designation on pl...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  13. Morning take: Randy Starks' contract

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC East: Is Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks handling his contract situation the right way? Morning take: Starks received the franchise tag and is skipping voluntary workouts. Bu...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  14. Randy Starks only no-show for Dolphins

    James Walker

    The good news Monday is the up-and-coming Miami Dolphins had nearly perfect attendance at the start of offseason workouts. The bad news is the one player who didn't show was starting defensive tackle Randy Starks, according to the Palm Beach Post. ...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  15. Morning take: Jairus Byrd a no show

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC East: According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd will not show up for voluntary workouts and wants a long-term contract. Morning take: Byrd received th...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  16. Morning take: Bills' inactivity in free agency

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC East: What grade would you hand the Buffalo Bills so far in free agency? Morning take: It's pretty non-existent. Buffalo has made one signing so far, linebacker Manny Lawson. The Bills...

    Blog | March 20, 2013