Instead, it was the possibility of the Dolphins acquiring veteran linebacker Junior Seau.
By now, pretty much everyone knows the situation involving Seau. When asked about it, Coach Dave Wannstedt said that outside linebacker wasn't a position of need but that the Dolphins owe it to themselves to explore it whenever of player of Seau's caliber became available.
One scenario that has been suggested actually makes a lot of sense.
Check this out: The Dolphins want Seau, the Chargers want to get rid of Seau, the Chargers need a defensive tackle, the Dolphins have a surplus of defensive tackles after signing Jeff Zgonina.
It's simple, the Dolphins give restricted free agent Jermaine Haley to the Chargers in exchange for Seau.
Of course, it's probably not quite as simple as that because there are salary-cap considerations to deal with, as Wannstedt pointed out on Wednesday.
"It's a possibility but there are a lot of contracts issues involved," Wannstedt said. "It's a little bit more complicated that has been brought out."
Complicated or not, acquiring Seau should be a priority for the Dolphins because — regardless of what Wannstedt says — the Dolphins really need to upgrade the outside linebacker spot.