Dolphins in talks with free agent to extend stay in Miami.
The Miami Dolphins are close to sealing a multi-year deal with wide receiver and soon-to-be free agent Brian Hartline, according to Fox Sports.
Reports suggest that the 26-year-old is nearing an agreement which would prevent him from entering the free agency market, in a deal worth between $6m and $6.5m a season.
Miami are in a healthy position ahead of the new campaign, as they have plenty of cap space to work with and are fresh from placing the franchise tag on defensive tackle Randy Starks on Monday.
Hartline is coming off a career-best 74-catch season for 1,083 yards and one touchdown in 2012, however the Dolphins would perhaps still be interested in adding to their roster.
As pointed out by Chris Wesseling on Twitter, despite setting his own best numbers, Hartline falls short and is arguably not worth such an investment.
Danario Alexander joined the San Diego Chargers in late October, yet finished with more touchdowns in two months than the 2009 fourth-round draft pick from Ohio State did after 60 games.
Roughly $38m under the salary cap, the Dolphins could conceivable sign Hartline and then attempt to bring in either Green Bay Packer’s Greg Jennings or Pittsburgh’s Mike Wallace.
The current Dolphins receiver would make a decent No.2, but more arrivals are expected in Miami ahead of the new season.