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Old 10-19-02, 07:19 PM
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Chris Carter a Dolphin?

I just saw on the ESPN ticker that the Dolphins and Chris Carter verbally agreed to a one year deal depending on a physical.
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Old 10-19-02, 07:26 PM
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With Gadsden out for the year, and Chris Chambers still suffering the effects of a concussion, Miami needs WR help. Hopefully this doesn't kill team chemistry.
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Old 10-19-02, 07:39 PM
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i wonder if cris is glad he didnt sign with the rams now
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i wonder if cris is glad he didnt sign with the rams now
Probably.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/news/2002/1019/1448120.html

Cris Carter and the Miami Dolphins reached a verbal agreement on financial terms on Saturday that could pave the way for Carter's return to the NFL, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported.

The contract, believed to be for one year, is contingent on Carter passing a physical, which is expected to take place early next week. There are no provisions in Carter's contract with HBO that would preclude him from returning to the NFL if he desired. Carter currently is working as a commentator on HBO's "Inside the NFL."

The Dolphins host the Bills on Sunday, but then have their bye week. Carter could make his Dolphins' debut on Monday Night Football against the Packers on Nov. 4.

Carter, who turns 37 next month, met with team officials on Friday night. A source told ESPN.com that the Dolphins definitely will want to assess his conditioning before securing a contract agreement.

Miami demonstrated interested in Carter during the offseason. Ironically, the plan was to sign Carter to a short-term contract and to release Oronde Gadsden. But Gadsden was injured at the time, the team could not cut him while he was hurt, and the plans never materialized. It now appears that Gadsden, who ruptured a ligament in his left wrist last weekend, will opt for season-ending surgery, unless the Dolphins present him a contract extension offer to his satisfaction.

"We have no choice," Gadsden's agent Michael Todd told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "We wanted to get an extension as injury protection, but they offered a contract that should have gone to the 51st player on the roster instead of Oronde."

Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene declined comment on Carter's contract or Gadsden's status on Saturday.

"Any announcements regarding Oronde Gadsden or any ramifications to result from his decision will not be announced until Monday,'' Greene said. "We have a game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The game is our focus.''

Carter's agent, Mitch Frankel, didn't immediately return a call to The Associated Press seeking comment.

Carter is the NFL's second all-time leading receiver with 1,093 catches for 13,833 yards and 129 touchdowns. The Dolphins flirted with Carter during the offseason, but the two sides could not agree on compensation.

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I assume he's kept himself in decent shape since he's been out of football. However, it'll still take him some time to get in football shape.

I can't wait for his first interview asking about Randy Moss and the Vikings. A lot of players bad-mouthed Carter after he left and accused him of being the cancer of the team. Wonder if any of them want to retract their statements?

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What sucks is that the Dolphins wouldn't give Gadsen the money he wanted... they're paying McKnight more, even though it's obvious to everyone in the league that Gadsen has the talent to be a number one receiver for whichever team he plays.
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