Morning take: Dennis Hickey's moves

March, 13, 2014
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Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Thursday from around the Web:
  • Dave Hyde of the Sun Sentinel writes new Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey properly read the defensive tackle market.
Morning take: Hickey signed two defensive tackles (Earl Mitchell, Randy Starks) at affordable prices considering the quality Miami is getting. That leaves more money available to fill other positions.
  • Adam Beasley and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald write Starks' return to the Dolphins was a remarkable turn of events.
Morning take: Money talks in the NFL. Starks was unhappy last season with the franchise tag. But Miami was willing to pay $12 million over two seasons and that was enough to mend fences.
  • Mitchell tells the Dolphins' team site he is happy to join a talented group of defensive linemen.
Morning take: Miami will have no shortage of players on the defensive line. Cameron Wake, Olivier Vernon, Starks and Jared Odrick all have a track record of production. Mitchell must find a role.
  • Jarrett Bell of USA Today writes the Jonathan Martin trade to the San Francisco 49ers is best for all.
Morning take: Every party got something out of this trade. Miami got a draft pick, San Francisco got a versatile offensive tackle on the cheap and Martin got a fresh start with his college coach.

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