Dolphins host Patriots DE Anderson

March, 16, 2012
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The Miami Dolphins are not getting better offensively, but they continue to try to stockpile solid players to their already stout defense.

Miami reportedly is meeting with free agent defensive end Mark Anderson, who recorded 10 sacks for the reigning AFC champion New England Patriots last season. The Dolphins have most positions covered defensively. But one remaining area of need is a good pass-rusher opposite defensive end/linebacker Cameron Wake.

Anderson is a player the Patriots would like to have back. New England needs more pass-rushers, not fewer. But the Patriots are usually patient in free agency and rarely overpay. Meanwhile, Miami has a chance to help itself, and simultaneously hurt a division rival.

Also, in more Dolphins news, they signed former New York Jets linebacker Jamaal Westerman to a one-year contract on Friday.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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