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Paul Soliai

Paul Soliai - #96 - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 345 lbs.
Birthday 12/30/1983
Birthplace Santa Ana, CA
College Utah
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 4th round, 9th pick by Dolphins


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Key matchup: Raiders RB Darren McFadden vs. Dolphins front seven

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
In Friday’s key matchup, respective team strengths will be facing off in a big game for two struggling teams, the Raiders and Dolphins.

Dolphins re-sign NT Soliai

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 5:24 p.m. ET
NT Paul Soliai is re-signing with the Dolphins, deciding not to take a scheduled trip to visit the Broncos.

Free-agent scouting report: Dolphins NT Paul Soliai

Posted Feb. 28, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
NT Paul Soliai is expected to hit the open market after establishing himself as one of the league's better run stuffers for 3-4 defenses.

Dolphins ready for transition to 4-3 defense

Posted Feb. 04, 2012 @ 11:42 p.m. ET
The Dolphins will experience some personnel changes on defense under Kevin Coyle, but their aggressive style should remain.

Chargers' Jackson, Dolphins' Soliai don't get long-term deals

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 3:35 a.m. ET
Chargers WR Vincent Jackson and Dolphins NT Paul Soliai both will play the 2011 season under the terms of their one-year franchise tags.

Dolphins NT Soliai set to be free agent in 2012

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
With Sept. 20 being the deadline to sign franchised players to long-term deals, it appears Dolphins NT Soliai will continue to play the 2011 season on his $12.476 million franchise tender.

Odrick a sleeper on stout Dolphins D-line

Posted May 18, 2011 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
The Dolphins' D-line had a very successful 2010 season and should be even better in 2011 with a healthy Jared Odrick on the end.

Soliai signs franchise tender

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
Dolphins NT Paul Soliai signed his franchise tender Saturday, a one-year deal worth around $12.5 million. According to his agent, David Canter, Soliai will receive the highest-ever one-year salary for a Dolphins defensive player.

Dolphins place franchise tag on NT Soliai

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
Hours after GM Jeff Ireland said NT Paul Soliai is a "big need," the Dolphins put the franchise tag on the fourth-year player.

Dolphins' Soliai proves valuable fill-in

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 7:45 p.m. ET
He may have been slated for backup duty, but Miami NT Paul Soliai wound up starting 14 games, boosting his value as an impending free agent, according to AFC East Whispers.

Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 10:42 p.m. ET
To avoid injury, the Patriots may stick to a rushing attack, and the Dolphins have a stout enough run defense to make the game interesting.

Starks back home at defensive end

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
After he spent all summer and the season opener as the team's nose tackle, injuries have sent Dolphins DL Randy Starks back to the end position and he is starting to thrive there like he did in 2009.


Posted Nov. 30, 2008
Soliai was suspended for Sunday's game at St. Louis - the second time he's been suspended this season - for an unspecified violation of team rules.||||||| Soliai has two tackles in 10 games this season.
Posted Oct. 23, 2008
Soliai was suspended by the Dolphins for last Sunday's game against Baltimore for violating a team rule.||||||| The Dolphins declined to provide further information Saturday about the reason for Soliai's suspension.