Flipping for Antrel Rolle?

22 Feb

It is becoming apparent that Arizona will soon release Pro Bowl Free Safety Antrel Rolle, rather than pay the gazillion dollar bonus due him in about a week.

We’re currently slated to pay Gibril “Swiss Cheese” Wilson about $4,000,000 this year, accelerating a bit over the next few for a $20,000,000 total.

Antrel has already been chirping about a return to South Florida. If we’re willing to dig that deep into the kitty for Wilson, you’d think we could scrape together a nice little contract for Rolle and send Gerbil packing (there’s no bonus money left on Wilson’s deal, and we could cut him cleanly).

Of course, this is also a team with several needs, and we may need to stay fiscally flexible (say that five times fast) to make runs at LB Karlos Dansby, WR Antonio Bryant and NT Casey Hampton, or to give Anquan a little raise if we acquire him via trade.

Still, Vontae Davis and Sean Smith, backed up by Antrel Rolle and Yeremiah Bell? Sounds like a hell of a defensive backfield, with only Bell in his 30s. If it’s close to what we’d pay Gerbil anyway, I say Miami should try and throw the first punch of the free agency period and bring Rolle back to Miami.

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3 Responses to “Flipping for Antrel Rolle?”

  1. InFINcible February 22, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    Hey Dan…interesting read. Someone on I think Armando’s blog recently posted the stats of G. Wilson vs. Rolle and they weren’t quite favorable for Rolle. I’ll see if I can find it and I’ll email it to you.

    My stance remains Wilson gets another shot in Miami and improves or we go with Clemons. I don’t see us going after another FS via draft or FA but you never know.

    Go FINS!!

    Umair…aka InFINcible

    • danewen February 22, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

      Twenty million over the next four years. We could give it to Antrel Rolle or Gibril Wilson. #21 gets my vote. But I hear ya. No way Wilson is as bad as he looks.

  2. TheTonyOlivaTremorControl February 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    It would actually excite me more if the mammals would take Reshad Jones – FS – Georgia in round 2. I know Jones college career was underwhelming in relation to his recruiting rankings out of high school, but he didn’t have the most impressive coaching in college. Jones will be a better pro. Just like most of the Georgia defenders drafted in the last five years. Dannell Ellerbe sucked in Athens, last year he started next to Ray Lewis as a rookie.

    Also, I’d like to talk about Shaquille O’neal. He’d kill me. He’d take out a gun and kill me.

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