Dolphins sign Dobbins to two-year extensionhttp://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Dol ... nsion.html
Deal includes over $3 million in guaranteed money Aaron Wilson
Veteran linebacker Tim Dobbins wasn't an afterthought in the draftday trade that allowed the San Diego Chargers to pick Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews and sent Dobbins to the Miami Dolphins.
The Dolphins have signed Dobbins to a two-year contract extension, according to his agent, David Canter.
According to a league source, Dobbins' extension included over $3 million in guaranteed money over the two years.
At the time of the trade, the Dolphins praised Dobbins.
"We traded down with San Diego, picked up a player in the trade, a guy named Tim Dobbins, an inside linebacker," Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said. "He was a restricted free agent this year. We liked him in the restricted process, they put him in the trade. He was a player that we liked very much in the restricted free agency process like I said, that was a need for us that could help us in the back end of our roster at the inside linebacker position."
Dobbins signed his $1.176 million restricted free agent tender prior to leaving the Chargers.
Dobbins played in 14 games with two starts last season.
He finished last season with 57 tackles, one sack, four tackles for loss, an interception and a forced fumble. Dobbins also had four tackles and recovered a fumble on special teams.
"He’s a core special teams player, he’s had some starts at inside linebacker at both what we call the ‘Mike’ and ‘Moe,'" Ireland said. "Both inside linebacker positions. He’s coming from a familiar defense, a scheme in a 3-4 out at San Diego so we felt real good about getting him and that’s where we’re at right now. I feel great about getting Dobbins as well as part of this package."
Dobbins is being counted on as a core special teamer and insurance behind starter Channing Crowder, who is coming off a Lisfranc injury. The Dolphins are obviously satisfied with what they saw out of the newcomer after he worked with the first team for the majority of offseason practices.http://www.rotoworld.com