Dolphins News Roundup, March 1: New DC Anthony Weaver Shines, Potential Offensive Line Additions, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Miami Dolphins, including their offensive line questions, Anthony Weaver's stardom, and more.

The Miami Dolphins are looking to extend their time in the NFL playoffs coming on the heels of a 26-7 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card round. One large portion of the equation could be to upgrade the team’s offensive line.

Miami Dolphins News: March 1

Dolphins general manager Chris Grier may have to find up to four new starters in free agency and the draft with Terron Armstead mulling retirement, according to Pro Football Network’s Adam H. Beasley.

Meanwhile, Robert Hunt, Connor Williams, and Isaiah Wynn are all bound for free agency. There’s that and more in today’s Dolphins news roundup!

‘An Absolute Star’ – Buzz on New Miami Dolphins DC Anthony Weaver From Scouting Combine

Former Baltimore Ravens defensive line coach and assistant head coach Anthony Weaver has built quite a name for himself around the league. As the Ravens’ second-round selection in the 2002 NFL Draft, Baltimore general manager Eric DeCosta, who then served as the organization’s Midwest scout, raved about Weaver.

The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Weaver went on to have a seven-year career in the NFL as a player with Baltimore and the Houston Texans. He totaled 15.5 sacks, 265 tackles (208 solo), and 34 tackles for loss throughout his career.

After having a solid playing career, he’s become a star future head coaching candidate, even though the 43-year-old was just hired as Miami’s defensive coordinator this offseason.

Sorry, Dolphins Fans — GM Chris Grier Hints at Limited Free Agency Action

The Dolphins are looking to retain defensive lineman Christian Wilkins, who will come at a cost of $21.2 million if he were to receive the franchise tag.

Heading into his fifth year and coming off leading the league in passing yards, Tua Tagovailoa is due for a new contract. Tagovailoa’s contract could be up to $50 million per season, which is the expectation, according to Beasley.

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Grier will most likely look to build up Miami’s talent base through the draft to supplement the higher contracts on the team. There may be a move here or there with Xavien Howard’s release opening up over $15 million with a post-June 1 designation.

Players signed after May 1 and street free agents do not count against the Dolphins for compensatory selections. If Miami were to lose its trio of offensive linemen, expect the organization to have ample draft compensation in the 2025 NFL Draft.

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