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FRANCHISE PLAYER
None.

TRANSITION PLAYER
None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--OLB Ikaika Alama-Francis, a former defensive lineman, played sparingly last season, seeing action in five games. He primarily worked on special teams. The Dolphins are looking for players that can apply pressure to quarterbacks, and that's not Alama-Francis.

--OG Vernon Carey started every game at right guard last season after being forced to move over one spot. His play was solid, and consistently improved. He allowed the least amount of sacks than any other starting offensive lineman. His ability to start at tackle and guard should make him an asset, but the Dolphins will probably opt for a younger and more athletic offensive lineman.

--QB J.P. Losman has struggled to find work for the past three seasons, and it is hard to envision the Dolphins re-signing him to serve as the No. 3 quarterback again.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
None.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS
None.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

--DT Ryan Baker: Not tendered as RFA; terms unknown.

--TE Jeron Mastrud: ERFA; terms unknown.

--DE Phillip Merling: RFA tendered at $1.26M with third-round pick as compensation); $1.26M/1 yr (subsequently cut).

--OT Lydon Murtha: RFA tendered at $1.927 with second-round pick as compensation); $1.927M/1 yr.

--RB Steve Slaton: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--NT Paul Soliai: UFA; $12M/2 yrs, $6M guaranteed.

--LB Austin Spitler: ERFA; terms unknown.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

--QB David Garrard: FA; $3.35M/1 yr, $1M SB/$1.5M incentives.

--LB Gary Guyton: UFA Patriots; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--T/G Artis Hicks: UFA Browns; $2M/1 yr.

--S Tyrell Johnson: UFA Vikings; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--CB Richard Marshall: UFA Cardinals; $16M/3 yrs, $6M guaranteed.

--WR Legedu Naanee: UFA Panthers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--LB Jamaal Westerman: Not tendered as RFA by Jets; 1 yr, terms unknown.

PLAYERS LOST

--CB Will Allen: UFA Patriots; $1.025M/1 yr, $25,000 SB.

--S Yeremiah Bell (released).

--OT Marc Colombo: UFA; retired.

--QB Chad Henne: UFA Jaguars; $6.75M/2 yrs.

--RB Lex Hilliard: Not tendered as RFA/Vikings; $615,000/1 yr.

--DE Kendall Langford: UFA Rams; $22M/4 yrs, $4M SB/$6M fully guaranteed/$5M '13 base guaranteed against injury.

--WR Brandon Marshall (traded Bears).

--DE Phillip Merling (released)

--LB Marvin Mitchell: UFA Vikings; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--LB Jason Taylor (UFA; retired).

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