What's Lincoln Thinkin' - Fins can't catch Pats in free agency

Courtesy: Sun-Sentinel

The Dolphins have made some major splashes in free agency, and even though they seem to be improving - they're not making up any ground, to the team they are always chasing.

Adam Gase turned the Dolphins into an aggressive team and it turns out that's not just on the field.

In the first two days of free agency, few teams were as active as Miami.

In addition to locking up their best defender of their back 7 in Reshad Jones, the Dolphins also traded for a new tight end, Julius Thomas, signed a new starting guard, Ted Larsen, and brought in maybe the most important player of this offseason - middle linebacker, Lawrence Timmons.

Great, now the dolphins must be set up to make a run at the Patriots... right? Right?

Turns out Bill Belichick is not sitting around enjoying his 5th Super Bowl title - the Patriots have been more active during the first two days of free agency then they ever have.

The Pats paid big for former Buffalo corner Stephon Gilmore.

They brought in a new pass rusher in Kony Ealy.

And New England traded draft picks to the Saints for receiver Brandin Cooks - who has topped 1100 yards receiving in his first two years in the league.

Yes the Dolphins have gotten better in the early days of free agency.

Bbut a division title still feels very far away.

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