Another report linking Shockey to the Dolphins came when Shockey's agent Drew Rosenhaus went on the Joe Rose Show (radio) Thursday morning and said this about Shockey's desire to play for the Dolphins:
"I can't speak for the Dolphins but I will tell you Jeremy does have an interest in Miami. Jeremy lives in Miami, has always been a big fan of South Florida, obviously, going back to his great days at the University of Miami. ...From our standpoint we are very interested in the Dolphins but I cannot comment on whether that feeling is mutual at this time."I wouldn't be surprised if we hear something soon about Shockey signing with the Dolphins. I would actually be a little surprised if we didnt' hear something soon. Both reports make it sound like Shockey is only considering Miami as long as they are willing to take him in.
Shockey won't have to wait for a new CBA to be reached to sign with a new team, either, because he was cut by the Saints before his contract expired.
All signs are pointing to him joining with the Miami Dolphins in the very near future. The fact that Shockey's agent was basically asking the Dolphins to come sign him makes me think that Shockey has a strong desire to play in Miami.
This is somewhat similar to Plaxico Burress' case because both are reported to have a desire to play near their homes in Miami. I believe it is much more likely that the Dolphins will sign Shockey over Burress, but they are both still in a similar situation.
Stay tuned for anything new, because I expect to hear something very soon.