NFL Free Agency: Julius Peppers a Perfect Fit for the Miami Dolphins

March 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers is set to highlight the free agent class of 2010. And while he'll garner a considerable amount of attention from around the league, you have to wonder whether the Miami Dolphins will be as eager to sign him as some of the NFL's other passing-rusher deficient teams.
Last season, incumbent starting outside linebackers Joey Porter and Jason Taylor led the Dolphins in sacks with nine and seven, respectively. Porter is scheduled to be released for a multitude of reasons on March 5, while Taylor is already set to be a free agent.
That leaves Miami with limited options at the position and little experience in the way of pass-rushers. Second-year CFL import Cameron Wake showed some progress with five sacks in his rookie year, but he's still pretty raw and struggles outside of his role as a QB hunter.
Veterans like Charlie Anderson and Quentin Moses are decent backup options, but wouldn't go long before being seriously exposed ...

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