Jake Grove and Eric Green: Contract Breakdowns and Football Analysis

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Published: March 22, 2009


... and cornerback Eric Green via free agency.

Neither has come without its share of complaints from Dolphins fans. The Grove signing has some fans troubled, not just because they like Samson Satele but also because of Grove's age, injury history and money he received.

Meanwhile, Eric Green certainly addresses a need position, but he's not the most exciting name and certainly hasn't shown he can be a long-term NFL starter at cornerback.

In the following article, I examine the signings of Grove and Green from a football standpoint as well as a financial one.


Jake Grove

A Rimington Trophy winner as college football's best center during his time at Virginia Tech, Grove was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round (45th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft.

In five seasons in Oakland, Grove appeared in 54 games and started 46. He started a career-high 16 games for the Raiders in 2006.

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