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March 9, 2004 5:50 PM ET
Dolphins: McIntosh fails physical
After agreeing to a six-year contract worth a reported $21 million, offensive tackle Damion McIntosh failed a physical with his hometown Dolphins due to ankle problems. ''Saturday, he had the preliminary exam and everything seemed fine,'' general manager Rick Spielman told the Miami Herald. "Today, we finalized the physical and when we were finalizing the physical…Something came up and it's an issue we continue to work through right now.''
Spielman remained optimistic that the team will work something out with McIntosh, meaning they'll likely settle on something less than the $21 million they had previously earmarked. Miami would prefer not to invest in damaged goods, but after losing Todd Wade to Houston and missing out on free agents John Tait and Damien Woody, they are desperate for offensive line help.
Im not saying that boston wouldnt greatly benefit the dolphins, but there is only so much money to go around at this point. I don't know if they can even afford boston by himself unless they restructure his contract which im not sure boston is willing to do. Ricky is the future of this team and organization, if they dont protect him they are royaly screwed. I personally would think it would be great if they could sign boston for a lesser amount, then cut fiedler and pick up an Orlando Brown type who is just massive and takes up space. Don't get me wrong, I think fiedler is a viable QB and has done a pretty good job, but I don't see him as their future