Slow First Day

The Dolphins were very active in the days leading up to the start of free agency, but they were rather quiet on the first day the market was open. Miami did sign a free agent, but it wasn't a big-name ticket like Jason Brown or Laveranues Coles. Rather, the Dolphins brought back offensive lineman Joe Berger, who had a brief stint with them before going to Dallas.

Berger appeared in three games with the Dolphins in 2005 and he also appeared in three games for the Cowboys last season. Beyond that, he played in only one other game.

Berger, who walked on at tiny Michigan Tech, can play guard or center, but he's somebody who was brought in for depth as opposed to being able to compete for a starting job.

On the flip side, the Dolphins lost a free agent on Friday when Renaldo Hill agreed to a four-year, $10 million deal with the Denver Broncos.

Hill's departure from the Dolphins pretty much became a fait accompli after the team signed recently released Gibril Wilson on Thursday.

The Dolphins now have four remaining unrestricted free agents: CB Andre' Goodman, G/C Al Johnson, WR Tab Perry and LB Derek Smith.

You could also add to that list tight end Aaron Halterman, who became a free agent when the Dolphins declined to make him a qualifying offer as an exclusive-rights free agent.

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