Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Joey Porter is reportedly a dolphin.

According to WXPI.com,

The outspoken outside linebacker is on his way to South Beach. The complete details of the contract are immediately known but sources say that included into the deal is $24 million guaranteed and a $12 million signing bonus.

Although Joey Porter is 30 years old, he still has plenty of good years ahead of him. Porter will add more versatility to an already great defense with his ability to get to the quarterback. In 2006 Porter had 55 tackles, 7 sacks and 2 interceptions(1 returned for a touchdown). Add him to a defense that has the reining Defensive MVP(Jason Taylor), the greatness that is Zach Thomas, and with up and coming stars such as Channing Crowder and Matt Roth, this team appears to be on pace for a very successful 2007. Well defensively, obviously they still have some problems on the offensive side of the ball.

Porter said that his final choices were between the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals. Oh great, looks like we just missed out on adding someone that would help stop the comparisons to that of a defense of a 5th grade girl's flag football team. Oh well, hopefully Landon Johnson and Caleb Miller can up their play and hey maybe even Odell Thurman can avoid puking on Cops and getting suspended for the entire year. Oh and David Pollack is eye a return to the NFL after breaking his neck, hopefully he does well seeing as how he is one of my favorite defensive players.

Update: ESPN is now reporting that the deal is for 5-Year $32 Million. Also the guaranteed amount is $20M, not $24M as I mentioned earlier.

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