Frank Heinz, NBCDFW.com
The Miami Herald reported yesterday that Dolphins defensive end Phillip Merling would miss the 2010 season with an Achilles injury suffered earlier this week; subsequently, it was reported that the Dolphins have expressed some interest in Cowboys' end Marcus Spears.
Armando Salguero of the Herald, citing an unnamed source close to the team, said that Miami may turn their attention to Spears before the end of training camp; ESPNDallas.com has since reported that there has been no contact between the teams concerning Spears as of yet.
At any rate, the deal would certainly make some sense.
Spears, of course, was drafted by Bill Parcells, who now serves as the vice president of football operations for Miami. He had one of his better seasons in Dallas in 2009, recording a career high 2.5 sacks. But the team is seemingly not all that opposed to parting ways with the LSU product in the near future.
He earned just the original draft tender this off-season, and will make less than each of his back-ups, Stephen Bowen and Jason Hatcher, in 2010. Further, it was a poorly kept secret that Dallas was shopping Spears on draft weekend.
As it stands, Dallas is content with the position. The team is high on the aforementioned Hatcher and Bowen, as well as Marcus Dixon, who has spent the past two seasons on the practice squad. For all anyone knows, it's all speculation as of now, but this story could get mighty interesting if Miami does give Dallas a call.
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