RESTRICTED MARKET CLOSES

The deadline to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets arrived on Friday, and none of the four Dolphins RFAs — as they are known — signed offer sheets with other teams. That means that because the Dolphins had tendered all four (Sage Rosenfels, Travis Minor, Morlon Greenwood and, of course, Adewale Ogunleye), they now have exclusive negotiating rights with those players.

That means that unless the Dolphins trade any of them, the four will play for Miami or nobody else in 2004.

That's significant mostly when it comes to Ogunleye, who is looking for a lucrative long-term contract and has said he will not play for the Dolphins' tender of $1.852 million.

The Chicago Bears might or might not be interested in Ogunleye's services, but they have maintain they will not trade the 14th overall pick in the draft to get him, and the Dolphins probably wouldn't be willing to let Ogunleye go for less than that.

Dolphins GM Rick Spielman said last Friday there was nothing new to report on the Ogunleye situation.

In other news:

-- Free agent offensive lineman Greg Randall, who visited the Dolphins, signed late last week with the San Francisco 49ers.

-- Spielman said he hadn't spoken with the agent for offensive lineman Solomon Page since the unrestricted free agent made a visit with the Dolphins.


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