Then the Dolphins have to ask themselves do they feel comfortable with Jonathan Martin protecting Tannehill backside? I have questions about that.
Very tough situation. Up here in MA the reporters are already saying the rumblings are the Pats will use the franchise tag on Vollmer if necessary. Couple that with rumblings that KC will push to keep Albert and Cincy is prepared to franchise A. Smith and you have limited FA options out there to replace Long.
I personally think Long walks and Miami gives Martin a shot at the job hoping speedier receivers will make his life easier.
Yeatman at RT is a possibility I guess but we've heard this story with Nate Garner, Lydon Murtha, etc...heck I even recall a converted TE from the Saban days whom everyone thought would pull it off but injury derailed that. I think Miami could find a potential starter in the 3rd round if need be.
One thing I read in another article, think it was from O Kelly, was that Philbin wasn't necessarily a fan of every FA Miami has and is willing to let many of them walk. Would it really shock anyone if only Starks and Fasano return (I believe that was the speculation)? I think a serious overhaul could be in the works based on all of this speculation I'm reading from the beat guys.