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Dolphins call about Jay Ratliff

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by jim1, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. jim1

    jim1 New Member

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    What a surprise, a former Cowboy:

    "We hear the Dolphins are among several teams that have called about four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jay Ratliff, who was released by Dallas and hasn’t played this season because of sports hernia surgery.

    Ratliff, 32, hopes to meet with teams within a couple of weeks and the Dolphins are among teams that interest him. He hopes to play this season, but it's not determined if he will. He has been cleared medically to resume football activities."

    Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/spor...hins-canes-marlins-chatter.html#storylink=cpy
     
  2. maynard

    maynard Who, whom?

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    Ferguson part 2. I like it for a good price
     
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  3. Jaj

    Jaj Registered

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    He's a good player, no reason to be disappointed about it.
     
  4. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

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    At his age and in his injury condition, think of this along the same lines as the Marvin Austin thing. The Dolphins lost Vaughn Martin and had to pick up Austin in his place. They didn't like Marvin, cut him, and now Isaako Aaitui is out there playing snaps. I think all things being equal they'd rather see about Jay Ratliff playing some snaps instead of Isaako Aaitui.
     
  5. miamiron

    miamiron There's always next year

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    Was a good player in 2008/2009 and a steady decline since then
     
  6. byroan

    byroan Giggity Staff Member Administrator Luxury Box

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    He's made the pro bowl 2 more times since then. He's certainly the best DT option available. I wish we would resign Starks and Soliai though. We could still have Ratliff as depth.
     
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  7. Disgustipate

    Disgustipate Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I like Jay Ratliff a lot, and I think he's still a good player that Miami should definitely be interested in. It's doubtful he's a long-term solution, but I think he gives you flexibility to transition from Soliai and use a different style of 1-technique.
     
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  8. PhinGeneral

    PhinGeneral PC Texas A&M, Bro Club Member

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    Was wondering how long it would take for his name to come up given his Cowboy/Ireland roots.
     
  9. CrunchTime

    CrunchTime Administrator Retired Administrator

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    This team has become a retirement home for Cowboy players on the decline or who are done.We dont need any more dead weight IMO.
     
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  10. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral Staff Member

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    see, I would normally say something along the lines of..."can he play offensive line?" but given the last few weeks and our interior d line not playing up to their capability, this isn't the time for jokes.
     
  11. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    But can he be moved to Strong Safety?
     
  12. PhinGeneral

    PhinGeneral PC Texas A&M, Bro Club Member

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    I wouldn't dismiss him out of hand just because he has links to Jeff. If he's healthy he could be a useful part.
     
  13. Disgustipate

    Disgustipate Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I don't think we have anyone whom has played for the Cowboys on the roster.
     
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  14. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I thought he was a an elite player a few years ago, one of my favs...if we lose Randy I'll take him if he's healthy and those injuries check out long term.
     
  15. Aquafin

    Aquafin New Member

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    why don't we add a tightend or two because they block and our oline is bad I say we fix the oline with a bunch of out of work olinemen just to save face.
     
  16. NorFlaFin

    NorFlaFin Active Member

    Whose Irish cutting trading? Doesn't since to sign Ratliff and not make a move elsewhere...
     
  17. 77FinFan

    77FinFan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Yeah, let's shore up that weak D line. Obviously our weakest link.
     
  18. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    He's reportedly had some off the field issues going on lately. Dallas fans out here could not wait to be rid of him, and that is with them being pretty thin on DL. And that isn't even getting into him not being the player he was 2-3 years ago. Would be wary - I am just not sure it is a needed move.
     
  19. GMJohnson

    GMJohnson New Member

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    Better idea: Let's NOT explore any and every opportunity to improve the team, since we're already super good and borderline unbeatable already.
     
  20. 77FinFan

    77FinFan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I agree totally, let's focus on what's important.
     
  21. frozenfin

    frozenfin Well-Known Member

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    Would he play on the right side, or on the left side and jonathan martin moves back to RT?

    :)
     
  22. ExplosionsInDaSky

    ExplosionsInDaSky Well-Known Member

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    From what i've heard we are trying to sign Ratliff to play offensive tackle.
     
  23. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Did Ireland find Ratliff as a 7th rounder who turned into an elite player?
     
  24. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    Ratliff is a DT. I seriously doubt we are trying to sign him to play anywhere else.
     
  25. Jagfish

    Jagfish Season Ticket Holder

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    Ratliff not only visited the #Dolphins, but worked out for the team.

    Well they went and worked him out, figure if they wanted to add a guy and get him up to speed now would be the time with a long break btw games.
     
  26. CrunchTime

    CrunchTime Administrator Retired Administrator

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    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bengals have "reached out" to free agent DT Jay Ratliff.

    Ratliff is still a few weeks away from being ready to play as he recovers from a hamstring injury and sports hernia surgery, but Rapoport reports the "door is open" in Cincinnati. Ratliff may not be able to contribute until around Thanksgiving. The Bengals need help after losing Geno Atkins to a torn ACL. You're not going to replace Atkins, but the Bengals can sure try.
     
  27. Jagfish

    Jagfish Season Ticket Holder

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    That makes a lot of sense for them.
     
  28. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Do you understand that just because we have a need, it doesn't mean there's a player out there that can solve it? Do you also understand that we are capable of multitasking and can actually target more than one player at a time?
     
  29. steveincolorado

    steveincolorado Spook, Storme & Pebbles

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    Plus with our two starting DT becoming FA, why not bring him in and have a look.
     
  30. GreysonWinfield

    GreysonWinfield Release The Hounds

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    He signed with Chicago, I believe.
     
  31. Alex13

    Alex13 Welcome to the NEW Miami Club Member

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    you believe ?
     
  32. first&goal

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    He signed one year deal with Chicago.
     
  33. CrunchTime

    CrunchTime Administrator Retired Administrator

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    Bears signed DT Jay Ratliff to a one-year contract.

    Ratliff was released by the Cowboys last month and is still recovering from a hamstring injury and sports hernia surgery. He likely won't be able to play for another 2-4 weeks, but will serve as a much needed upgrade at defensive tackle with Henry Melton out for the season. Ratliff also drew interest from the Bengals, Dolphins, and Chiefs before deciding to sign with the Bears.

    Source: Ed Werder on Twitte
     
  34. Bumrush

    Bumrush Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Another nail in Irelands coffin. He can't even compel Ratliff to come here.
     
  35. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    He's 2-4 weeks away from playing apparently. Supposedly the reason the Bengals didn't go harder after him. Likely the same for us.

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  36. steveincolorado

    steveincolorado Spook, Storme & Pebbles

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    Plus I doubt they saw him being here in 2014. I tend to think they are looking for insurance if and when we lose Starks and Paul S.
     
  37. Claymore95

    Claymore95 Working on it... Club Member

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  38. byroan

    byroan Giggity Staff Member Administrator Luxury Box

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    Bears give him the opportunity to play Dallas.
     

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