Unofficial list of free agents
According to Darlington, the Dolphins' offseason plan "all starts" with bringing Wallace aboard (seriously, check out the piece). It sounds like they are willing to do it at nearly any cost. The Dolphins also expect the Minnesota Vikings to join the bidding for Wallace (which might make Percy Harvin available in a trade. Spicy). But the Dolphinsdon't sound interested in wide receiver Greg Jennings, Darlington writes.
Paying Hartline more than $6 million per season and Wallace more than, say, $12 million per season smacks of desperation as Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland enters a contract year. It's putting a lot of resources into one area, in large part because Ireland has struggled so much in finding playmakers during his tenure. Ireland also has to worry that any free-agent haul that doesn't include Wallace would be viewed as a disappointment. There aren't any logical backup plans in free agency.