Miami Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown told the Miami Herald that he would like to stay with the Dolphins after his contract ends this year.
While I am not sure that the Dolphins are going to want to bring Brown in, I think it would be a good idea for them to. I know a few weeks ago I said that I thought Miami should get rid of Brown, but now that I think about it, he could still be a great running back.
The only catch to that is that he will be a great #2 running back. The Dolphins need a premiere #1 back who is capable of putting up big numbers every week, and Brown doesn't seem to be able to do that anymore. I wish he could, but he hasn't seemed to be able to anymore.
I am not saying that I want the Miami Dolphins to go and get a running back in the first round of the draft, though, because I want them to go after the quarterback then. Maybe they could pick up a lot of backs in the later rounds and hope for a diamond in the rough, or they could trade for a good one from another team.
I am afraid that there is a good chance that they will keep Brown as the #1 back still, though. Miami's running game has been hurting this year, but replacing our running back is not as necessary as replacing our quarterback, which is why I think the Dolphins may end up resigning Brown even if they want to go after a better back in the draft.
It is also likely that Ronnie will be willing to take a pay cut to come back to South Florida. Brown has lived in Miami since he was drafted in 2005, and he loves it there, so I wouldn't be surprised to see him take a smaller salary than what he would be able to get somewhere else.
As always, we will see what happens, and please feel free to leave a comment.
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