Miami Dolphins Sign Ex-New York Jet Marques Douglas, Will It Haunt Jets?

July 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Marques Douglas was not exactly a household name on the Jets top-ranked defense last season, but he was an underrated defensive end who doesn't light up the sack column but is a solid contributor to the running game.
Douglas, an 11-year veteran that the Jets seemed poised to let go like fellow ex-Jets contributors Thomas Jones, Alan Faneca, and Kerry Rhodes, was signed today by the Miami Dolphins to a two-year deal .
However, it's not out of the question that the Jets would have eventually brought him back.
As an unrestricted free agent, the Jets were restricted by the Final Eight Plan when it came to making free agent additions and may have been waiting until the day these rules expired before moving on to signing unrestricted free agents like Mark Brunell .
Well, the deadline was July 22, so if the Jets plan on signing someone like Brunell, they're free to do it now. Meanwhile, with the recent injury to Dolphins defensive end Phil...

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