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REPORT: Dolphins & Hartline Agree to Terms

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/01/sports/la-sp-sn-brian-hartline-20121001

After continued speculation throughout the offseason it appears Miami Dolphin’s star wide reciever Brian Hartline will remain a Dolphin for a few more years.

Affirming late Thursday, a source close to Hartline, confirmed a contract of 5 years and nearly $31 million. The deal includes $12.5 million guaranteed.

In just his fourth season last year, Hartline set personal bests in recieving totaling 74 receptions with 1,083 yards. With the Dolphins available cap room it seems practical for the Dolphins to align the Dolphins wide receiving core with a star like Mike Wallace. With the top 3 receivers for the Dolphins potentially including Wallace, Hartline, and Davone Bess, the young Ryan Tannehill will have plenty of options to throw to.

Other notable talks have accumulated throughout the day, as rumor has it the Dolphins are also interested in pursuing seasoned veteran Charles Woodson. After spending his last 7 years in Green Bay, the Packers eventually released Woodson after the 2012 season. It appears numerous teams including the New York Giants, and the New York Jets are also interested in Woodson’s services.

With the NFL free agency starting on March 12th, be ready for a heated week of free agency, as the Dolphins are on the clock to make some star signings.

 

4 comments

  1. Paul Picken, Jr

    Hi Andrew… loved the article, one small correction. I’m a staunch supporter of Hartline, and think he finally got the opportunity to take that giant step forward, the Dolphin’s single season receiving records are still held by Mark Clayton (Yardage – 1389 yds in 1984: Hartline’s performance was good for 10th all time) and O.J. McDuffie (90 catches in 1998: Hartline’s performance was good for a tie for 10th all time). That said, I’m ridiculously stoked to have him back!

    1. Andrew Eisch

      Hey thanks for the feedback! I made corrections to that sentence, not sure where i got that statistic from? I thought i read it on another article, but anyways thanks!

      1. Paul Picken, Jr

        No worries, man… loving all the articles, and I’m glad to get back into posting a few again myself. Trust me, I’m sure as I fact check mine, I’ve missed a few like that myself. I mainly went back and looked because while I was elated that he put up the numbers he did last year, I was sincerely worried if those were the franchise records! :)

  2. Fan4life

    I really like this move, especially if we are successful in signing a top tier WR, like Wallace or Jennings this should ony make Hartline a better WR. The deal itself is good as we are only on on hook for 12.5 which equates to 2 years to prove he is worth the contract. Nopt to mention Bess and his Welker like ability to catch first downs. As long as we can solitify the OL and get a decent TE like Jared Cook this Office should be able to crak the top 10 easily.

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