Dolphins not interested in long-term deal for RB Brown

Posted June 16, 2010 @ 5:35 p.m.
Posted By Dan Parr

Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown has yet to sign his restricted free-agent tender, but he has been attending the team's offseason practices and said he won't hold out of training camp. Unlike other unsigned restricted free agents, Brown didn't risk taking a pay cut by refusing to sign his tender before June 15. Teams could have lowered tender offers to 110 percent of a player's 2009 salary on June 15. Brown's tender offer is already 110 percent of his '09 salary ($3.97 million), however. Brown wants a long-term commitment from Miami, but the Dolphins aren't interested in locking up the 28-year-old beyond 2010. The team could use the franchise tag on Brown after this season if it so chooses. Brown is recovering from surgery to repair a Lisfranc fracture and could help his cause by staying healthy in 2010. He has played in nine games or fewer in two of the past three seasons because of injuries.


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