Thursday, May 26, 2005

Keith Traylor

The Miami Dolphins upgraded their defensive line with the addition of Keith Traylor. Traylor, a 14-year veteran of the game, has had his fair share of experience in the game. Not only has he played for five different teams and assisted them greatly, Traylor also has been a part of a three Super Bowl championship teams (including the 2004 Patriots). The Patriots released him in early May and after the release of Billy Strother the Dolphins had the space to fill.

Keith Traylor was originally drafted in 1991 by the Denver Broncos in the third round. During his career up to date, Traylor has tallied 459 tackles (316 solo), including 13 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 11 forced fumbles.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Boston Stays

David Boston has been re-signed with the Miami Dolphins. Because of this, undrafted college free agent Tony Madison, who was just signed recently, will be waived by the Dolphins.

Boston did not have that productive of a year last season on account of a season-ending injury he sustained in a practice game against the Texans in early August. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals, where he was a first round choice in 1999. He then played four years with the Cards and then moved over to the Chargers. In 2004, Boston came over to the Dolphins.

In 2001, Boston was fierce being selected into the NFC Pro Bowl squad with a record of 98 passes for 1,598 yards and eight touchdowns.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Team Report:

- from FOXSports.com

The Dolphins started mining the veteran cornerback market when they had former New England Pro Bowler Ty Law visit this week after losing second-year CB Will Poole to injury. In addition to Law, Terrell Buckley has expressed interest in playing for the Dolphins again and the team could look at R.W. McQaurters if he is let go. Don't expect the Dolphins to pay a lot of money for any veteran they sign. However, the depth at cornerback is suspect. After Sam Madison, the team has Reggie Howard, Mario Edwards and rookie Travis Daniels. None of them have great recovery speed and Daniels could end up as a safety. . . .

The Dolphins are hoping that Poole will be able to recover in time to play at least part of the season. Poole tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. If he can recover in five months, he might be able to play in the second half of the season. The Dolphins are hoping for that because they want Poole, who was a possible starter before the injury, to learn the defense and so that the new coaching staff can get a better evaluation of him. . . .

Fifth-round pick LT Anthony Alabi is every bit the project the Dolphins considered him to be when they took him. Alabi is a terrific athlete, but he looks more like a tight end right now than an offensive tackle. Alabi needs to put on a good 20 pounds to be ready to handle the rigors of playing in the NFL, let alone at left tackle.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Will Poole

During minicamps, Will Poole suffered a torn ACL. This makes the possibility for the cornerback to start the season at a maybe. Poole position will be filled for the time being by Reggie Howard, Mario Edwards and rookie Travis Daniels.

Poole had his rookie year with the Dolphins during the 2004 season where he racked in 37 tackles, one sack and one kickoff return for 22 yards.

"It's unfortunate when any player gets hurt. But when it happens before the start of the season, it means he doesn't have the opportunity to prove or disprove whether he can contribute to the team's success and to determine what role he can best play. When Will recovers from his injury, hopefully [he'll get] the opportunity to prove what he can or can't do."
- Dolphins Head Coach Nick Saban

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Minicamp

Nick Saban just finished off the first minicamp for rookies this season. It gave a good opportunity for players new and veteran to the team to become associated with the Saban style. Veteran players were required to view the practice in order to make mental notes of what they see. All fans can catch a view of the practice through the Dolphins official website through NFL.com