In Friday’s key matchup, respective team strengths will be facing off in a big game for two struggling teams, the Raiders and Dolphins.
NT Paul Soliai is re-signing with the Dolphins, deciding not to take a scheduled trip to visit the Broncos.
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.
The Dolphins will experience some personnel changes on defense under Kevin Coyle, but their aggressive style should remain.
Chargers WR Vincent Jackson and Dolphins NT Paul Soliai both will play the 2011 season under the terms of their one-year franchise tags.
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.
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.
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.
Hours after GM Jeff Ireland said NT Paul Soliai is a "big need," the Dolphins put the franchise tag on the fourth-year player.
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.
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.
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.