Following the Free Agents

The second weekend of free agency was a lot quieter for the Dolphins, but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot going on in terms of visits and player interest. We get you up to date on all the latest happenings.

Jesse Chatman: The running back is gone, having signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets. Chatman was interested in returning to the Dolphins, and the feeling was mutual, but agent Brett Tessler said Chatman just felt New York represented an opportunity he just couldn't pass up. One reason was prior working relationships with Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and running backs coach Jimmy Raye. The Dolphins still are in good shape at running back with Ronnie Brown, Ricky Williams and Lorenzo Booker, although Chatman was a very good backup and a great insurance policy.

Keith Davis: The Dallas strong safety was scheduled to visit the Dolphins on Monday, and don't be surprised if he ends up signing a deal. Davis was special teams captain of the Cowboys last year and Bill Parcells has been a fan of his work in that area. Davis is said to be looking for more playing time on defense, something he easily could get on a Miami defense that is a little short at the safety position.

William Joseph: The former first-round pick of the New York Giants visited the Dolphins on Friday. Joseph obviously is a talented player, but the truth is he has been a very disappointing player so far in his NFL career.

Rex Hadnot: Hadnot continues to visit different teams -- the count is getting close to a half-dozen -- but he's still not getting the contract he wants, and the truth is he probably won't get it. Hadnot is said to be looking for $5 million a year, and this is a case of a guy overestimating his value. Hadnot is a solid starter, but he's not an elite player. The Dolphins have shown no inclination to try to re-sign him, and the same goes for the other starting guard from last year, fellow unrestricted free agent Chris Liwienski. Unlike Hadnot, Liwienski is a guy the Dolphins might consider bringing back at a later time because he's versatile, a veteran and he won't be looking for a big contract.

Tab Perry: A week has passed since the Dolphins reportedly made a contract offer to the Bengals wide receiver/kickoff returner, but nothing has materialized. He's another guy who would help the special teams. Baltimore also was said to be interested in his services.

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