Miami Dolphins: 5 Free Agents the Dolphins Could Still Sign

Matt DalbyCorrespondent IAugust 29, 2011

Miami Dolphins: 5 Free Agents the Dolphins Could Still Sign

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    We are on the brink of final roster cuts, and the Dolphins, like many teams, are looking for those one or two late acquisitions that can give their team an extra boost.

    While there isn't a plethora of new-age talent available on the market, there are still some solid veteran role players that could help Miami.

    Here's a breakdown of five players the Miami Dolphins could target late in the preseason.

Alge Crumpler

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    Following numerous impressive seasons in Atlanta, Alge Crumpler found himself unused in Tennessee and New England.

    After slipping down the depth chart last year, Crumpler is now a free agent. 

    In my opinion, he could be worth an extra look for the Dolphins.

    After Anthony Fasano, the depth drops off considerably, and Crumpler could provide some veteran stability to the group at a sale-type price.

Terrell Owens

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    He has brought a headache wherever he has played over his Hall of Fame career, but more importantly, he has also brought results.

    Terrell Owens is undoubtedly an amazing talent. But I guess you could throw in an amazing nuisance as well.

    The question has to come down to whether it would be worth a shot for the Dolphins, who could potentially use another big-play option outside Brandon Marshall.

    While I am high on Brian Hartline, I would still give Owens an edge in that matchup.

Darren Sharper

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    A quiet 2010 season has left Darren Sharper available for use during the 2011-12 season.

    Sharper was coming off a monster year in 2009, leading the Saints to a Super Bowl behind 71 tackles and nine interceptions.

    The question is whether he could even produce half those numbers again.

    Maybe he's hit the wall at the end of his career, but I would be surprised if a team is pleased with what they get for such a cheap price in 2011.

Clinton Portis

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    Portis has openly expressed his displeasure with the Washington Redskins system since Mike Shanahan took over.

    An eye-popping talent, Portis played his college ball at the University of Miami, which could prove crucial.

    Something tells me there still enough left in the tank to be a viable backup running back. Then again, something also tells me Portis' career is all but over after consecutive poor seasons in Washington.

Shaun O'Hara

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    There was a time two years ago that you could easily pencil Shaun O'Hara's name into the Pro Bowl.

    Times have changed after a poor 2010 season, but that doesn't mean O'Hara doesn't provides value.

    The Dolphins will look to rookie Mike Pouncey for their center needs, and it wouldn't hurt having a quality veteran backup to push him a little more.

    O'Hara should come rather cheap for his value, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the Dolphins take an extra look at him in the coming days.