2010 Miami Dolphins Offseason Overview: Defensive Line

March 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Dolphins have plenty of holes to address this offseason, but none larger than the sport’s biggest position: nose tackle.
With incumbent starter Jason Ferguson on the wrong side of 35 and set to be a free agent in March, Miami needs to find a replacement in the middle of their defensive line.

While the defensive captain has stressed he will only play for the Dolphins next season if he doesn’t retire, the team can’t count on him as the answer.

Beyond Ferguson, the Dolphins have no one to rely on for extended stretches, and it really showed at the end of last season after he was put on injured reserve with a quad injury.
Paul Soliai, Ferguson’s current backup, has proven so far he’s incapable of handling the lion’s share anchoring the unit.

While Soliai has played well in limited spurts, his off-field approach is troubling. The career backup has consistently reported to camp overweight and was even suspended one game last season over...

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