The Latest Moves

After a few quiet days on the signing front, the Dolphins inked a couple of players on Monday, fullback Kyle Eckel and cornerback Michael Lehan. Both were with the team last year.

Eckel, a former star at Navy, was an exclusive-rights free agent, which meant he couldn't negotiate with any other team and therefore was pretty much a lock to return as long as the Dolphins wanted him.

As for Lehan, he was part of the long list of Dolphins unrestricted free agents. He didn't attract a lot of interest as a free agent and hadn't visited another team since the free agency period began on March 2.

But Lehan, who joined the Dolphins after spending some time with Cleveland, actually showed promise in his limited action last season.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The new deadline for Dan Wilkinson to take his physical with Denver to prevent the Dolphins-Broncos trade from being nullified is March 30, according to published reports.

Word is Wilkinson hasn't returned phone calls from either team and therefore there's no really to suggest he's going to do his part to finalize the trade.

Again, the issue with Wilkinson is he's supposedly contemplating retirement and there's also the factor of his major dislike for offseason conditioning work -- which played a part in the Dolphins signing him in August last year.

WRIGHT STUFF: By all accounts, defensive tackle Manuel Wright is ready to give it another shot with the Dolphins. Now that Nick Saban is gone, Wright is looking to get a fresh start with Cam Cameron.

Like it or not, Wright once again will draw a lot of attention in the offseason minicamps and training camp because of his background. Wright has shown he's got a lot of physical ability, but now he needs to prove he's got the mental fortitude to become a successful NFL player.

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