THE DAILY TAKE

The Daily Take will be posted every weekday at 3 p.m. and will offer our opinion on a pertinent topic involving the Dolphins. Today we discuss the Adewale Ogunleye situation.

The Dolphins have begun their offseason workout program, and just about every player is taking part.

One exception is defensive end Adewale Ogunleye, and the reason is pretty simple. Ogunleye is unsigned and doesn't want to take any chance of getting injured while working out.

He hardly can be blamed for that.

Ogunleye and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, are looking for a new deal from the Dolphins, but Ogunleye doesn't have much leverage as an exclusive-rights free agent.

Running back Robert Edwards also was an EFA, but he accepted the Dolphins' one-year tender of $375,000.

Ogunleye's situation is different. He's coming off a breakout season with 9.5 sacks and there's no reason to think he won't build on that.

Maybe, just maybe, the Dolphins want to see Ogunleye have another big year before they shell out big bucks for him, and you could hardly blame them for that. That's where maybe both sides can find a way to meet somwhere in the middle. Ogunleye missing the offseason workouts isn't a big deal, but nobody wants this situation to still be an issue when July rolls around. Close Window Camelot v2.1


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