Both Ricky Williams
and Ronnie Brown
will be free agents following the 2010 season, as the former is on the final year of his deal and the latter was a restricted free agent this offseason. So who will the Miami Dolphins
keep next spring?
On June 21, ESPN's John Clayton discussed the situation, suggesting that Williams is more likely to remain in Miami
. The thinking is this: regardless of how well Williams does in 2010, his contract demands as a 30-something back won't be too high. On the other hand, if Brown bounces back from his Lisfranc injury with another stellar season, the Fins might not be able to afford him; if he doesn't show that he's the same back that he was before the injury, they might not want him back.
In either case, there could be a job opening in the Dolphins' backfield, and ESPN Insider Mel Kiper, Jr. has a suggestion for next April's draft:
Mel Kiper, Jr.
Noel Devine would add a new element
"I don't see Devine as a first round guy, but he'd be one guy I'd love to add to the current Miami roster to augment the Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams show. A speedster could be fun both in the Wildcat and simply adds dimension they don't have."