Dolphins Getting Busy

Make it two potential unrestricted free agents taken off the market by the Dolphins, who also have gotten an early jump on signing players from other teams. With safeties Yeremiah Bell and Renaldo Hill still without new contracts, the Dolphins have turned to a veteran who himself signed a big contract last offseason.

According to's Alex Marvez, the Dolphins have reached an agreement with former Giants safety Gibril Wilson, who recently was released by the Oakland Raiders only one year after signing a six-year, $39 million free agent deal.

That deal was criticized as being over the top last offeason, but Wilson still finished as Oakland's second-leading tackler last season with 129.

Prior to that, Wilson spent four seasons with the New York Giants and was a starter on the team that upset New England to win Super Bowl XLII.

As for Crowder, the Dolphins confirmed Thursday night he had signed a new deal, and published reports have indicated it's a three-year contract.

The signing came as a little bit of a surprise because the feeling had been that the Dolphins were more than willing to let Crowder test the market.

Crowder joined Vernon Carey as potential free agents the Dolphins have re-signed, leaving six players to become free agents at midnight Thursday night without new deals: Bell, Hill, cornerback Andre' Goodman, center/guard Al Johnson, wide receiver Tab Perry and linebacker Derek Smith.

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