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    Miami Herald Sports Writer Barry Jackson on Florida sports teams

    Saturday's news...

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    It's a busy weekend at Dolphins camp, with defensive end Jason Jones, linebacker Sean Spence and quarterback Brandon Weeden visiting, and Miami working on scheduling more visits.

    Among those in the works: defensive end Chris Clemons. His camp got a call early this morning, asking to set up a visit. Even though Jones is in the building today, the Dolphins apparently want to consider multiple options for a significant defensive end role, as part of a rotation with Mario Williams (who figures to play the vast majority of downs) and Cam Wake (the Dolphins don't want to overwork him).

    Clemons, 34, has 69 career sacks, including 37 for Seattle from 2010 to 2013. He started 11 games for Jacksonville in 2014 and had eight sacks and four forced fumbles.

    Last season, he played in 16 games for the Jaguars, starting eight, and had 14 tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble.

    Pro Football Focus rated him 111th of 111 qualifying defensive ends last season, but several teams appear to strongly disagree with that assessment. Eight teams have expressed interest in Clemons, and he visited the Seahawks earlier this week.

    Meanwhile, the Dolphins are among teams that have expressed interest in Eagles and former Dolphins free agent cornerback Nolan Carroll, according to a source. A visit has not been scheduled, but there has been communication between the sides. Carroll also is talking to the Eagles and others.

    Carroll started 11 games for the Eagles last season, picking off two passes, before missing the final five games with a broken ankle. He played mostly as a backup for Philadelphia in 2014.

    Before leaving for Philadelphia, Carroll had 26 starts and five interceptions for the Dolphins from 2010 to 2013. Miami drafted him in the fifth round in 2010 and overall, he has started 38 of 85 career games.

    Pro Football Focus rated him 53rd among 111 cornerbacks last season.

    Carroll is one of several cornerbacks the Dolphins are considering. Among the others: Josh Robinson, who visited Friday. The Dolphins don't want to spend big money on a No. 1 corner but are interested in adding a veteran or two on a reasonably-priced deal.

    If you missed the post from last night, please check it out for info on Spence and Miami's draft options after moving down five spots.
    PFF had Grimes rated at #46, so so Carroll wasn't so far off by that estimation even though he was out part of the season with an ankle injury.


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      If we get carrol back I'm a happy camper!
      The happiness of the Dolphin is to exist.... Jacques Cousteau.


      • cuchulainn
        cuchulainn commented
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        Provided it happens and he plays well... ;-)

        Curious as to whether we do it considering we just drafted Bobby McCain and Tony Lippett... we already cut Brice McCain though, so we do need depth.

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