Dolphins upgrading at WR: As many have surmised for the past month or more, Mike Wallace appears headed to the Miami Dolphins. What is a little more surprising is that the ‘Fins are reportedly Wallace’s only suitor. The free agent-to-be is expected to ask for a hefty salary and concerns about his route-running ability and consistency have likely conspired to keep the market down for his services. Yet it appears Miami isn’t finished since the team is said to be pursuing St. Louis Rams receiver Brandon Gibson. Add that duo to Brian Hartline who was re-signed last week, and the Dolphins will have completely revamped a previously lackluster receiving corps. It also removes another excuse for Ryan Tannehill not to be better in 2013.
Welker likely returning to Patriots: While the feelings between Wes Welker and the New England Patriots haven’t exactly been harmonious this offseason, it appears likely that the wideout will be back with the team when the 2013 season begins. It was believed that Welker was hoping to swing a monster contract, in the neighborhood of $11 million per year. Welker, however, has a very particular set of skills — mostly suited to the intricacies of the the Patriots offense. While it probably won’t bring him the most money, it is the best fit for his talents … and his fantasy value.
Eagles pursuing Amendola … or not: If Welker is going back to New England, it would take Danny Amendola off their radar. However, there are reports that the Eagles could come after the Rams playmaker. However, that report is contradicted by others in Philadelphia reporting that there is no interest in the veteran. All of this could be a smokescreen to give the Eagles an advantage when the free agent market opens on Tuesday, but there’s little doubt that Amendola could have a notable boost in fantasy draft value if he lands in Chip Kelly’s uptempo offense next season.
– Marcas Grant
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