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#82 WR | 6'2", 199 lbs. | Miami
Birth Date:November 22, 1986 (26 years old) Place of Birth:Canton, OH Hometown:North Canton, OH College:Ohio State
Drafted:Drafted by Miami in 2009 (4/108).
Drafted:Drafted by Miami in 2009 (4/108).
|Assets:||A playmaker. Uses good size and great hands to make tough catches. Doesn't stop running when he receives and gets good post-catch yardage thanks to deceptive long speed. Has the tools to be a clutch performer.|
|Flaws:||Not a top-tier athlete or a true speed demon. Doesn't have great bulk and may slow down if he adds it. Unproven as a return man.|
|Career Potential:||Excellent wideout with star potential.|
Movements & Injuries
|3/07/2013||Re-signed by the Miami Dolphins to a five-year contract.|
|12/11/2010||Finger injury, injured reserve.|
|12/10/2010||Finger injury, out.|
|7/14/2009||Signed by the Miami Dolphins to a four-year contract.|
|4/26/2009||Drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 4th round (108th overall) in 2009.|
Hartline lands 5-year, $30.77M deal from Fins | 03/07/2013 11:51 PM
NewsDolphins re-signed WR Brian Hartline to a five-year, $30.775 million contract.
Profootballtalk on NBCSports.com
Brian Hartline deal not quite done yet | 03/07/2013 9:02 AM
NewsThe player rep for free agent Brian Hartline said the deal with the Dolphins isn't done quite yet.
Ben Volin on Twitter
ImpactDrew Rosenhaus took to the radio on Thursday morning to stir the pot. "If it doesnt happen with Dolphins, he'll get a lucrative deal w another team very quickly," the super-agent said. From the looks of things, there are just a few details to be ironed out. An official announcement on the deal is still expected before free agency opens on Tuesday.
Hartline's deal to approach $7M annually | 03/06/2013 1:46 PM
NewsThe Dolphins' contract with free agent Brian Hartline is expected to pay him "just under" $7 million a year.
ImpactIt's a pricey sum for an average, No. 2-caliber receiver, but Miami is loaded with salary cap space and Hartline otherwise would've hit the market as a top-five or six wideout. An announcement of the deal appears to be imminent.
Report: Dolphins near deal w/ Brian Hartline | 03/05/2013 11:40 AM
NewsA source tells FOX Sports that the Dolphins are close to finalizing a contract with free agent WR Brian Hartline.
ImpactThe multi-year deal would reportedly be worth between $6M and $6.5M annually, a high number for a middling No. 2 wideout. It wouldn't prevent the weapon-needy Dolphins from going after free agents Mike Wallace or Greg Jennings next week. Hartline is coming off a career-high 1,083-yard season, but has posted a total of six touchdowns in his four NFL seasons.
'Both sides' optimistic about Hartline deal | 03/04/2013 1:25 PM
NewsThe Miami Herald reports free agent Brian Hartline wants to remain in Miami, and that "both sides" believe a deal can be reached before the start of free agency.
ImpactHowever, Hartline apparently isn't backing off his demand of $6 million per season, a price the Dolphins have thus far been unwilling to meet. The sides sound close enough to work out a deal before next Tuesday, but GM Jeff Ireland has been taking an "our price" approach with his in-house free agents. If he's unwilling to bend, Hartline will be gone.
Hartline would take $18M over 3 seasons? | 02/21/2013 4:40 PM
NewsThe Miami Herald suggests free agent Brian Hartline would be willing to accept a three-year deal averaging $6 million annually, or "maybe less."
ImpactThree years would take Hartline through his age-29 season, allowing him to reenter the free agent market at 30. It'd make sense for the player. $6 million annually is also a reasonable cost for a receiver lacking a high ceiling, but possessing a solid "floor." The Dolphins are more than capable of paying it.
Rosenhaus: No serious talks on Hartline yet | 02/14/2013 10:50 AM
NewsThe player rep for free agent WR Brian Hartline said that contract talks with the Dolphins haven't begun in earnest yet.
Palm Beach Post
ImpactDrew Rosenhaus confirmed that there's a "mutual interest" on both sides, but said a deal isn't really close. That could change next week when the NFL world gathers in Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine. Bringing back Hartline shouldn't stop the Dolphins from going after one of the premier free-agent wideouts available.
Report: Dolphins talking contract w/ Hartline | 02/12/2013 9:49 AM
NewsA source tells the Miami Herald that the Dolphins have had "extensive discussions" with free agent WR Brian Hartline.
Dolphins not making progress with Hartline | 02/10/2013 7:24 PM
NewsAs of last week, the Dolphins were making "no significant progress" in contract talks with free agent Brian Hartline.
Armando Salguero on Twitter
ImpactIt's still early in the re-signing process, but at the same time fair to wonder if Hartline's price tag is out of Miami's target range. It's believed Hartline wants roughly $33 million over five seasons, indicating he's pinpointed Laurent Robinson's five-year, $32.5 million contract as a negotiating baseline.
Hartline seeking Laurent Robinson money? | 02/10/2013 9:41 AM
NewsThe Miami Herald said in December that impending free agent Brian Hartline is likely seeking Laurent Robinson money.
ImpactRobinson signed a five-year, $32.5 million deal with the Jaguars last offseason after he busted out in Dallas as the No. 3 receiver in 2011. That averages out to $6.5 million per year, and it's been said Hartline is seeking upwards of $6 million annually. Beat writer Armando Salguero says he may not get that from the Dolphins, but it wouldn't be out of the question if he hits the open market. Miami wants Hartline back, but at a reasonable price.
Lions could target Hartline in free agency? | 02/03/2013 1:54 PM
NewsDetroitLions.com mentions Brian Hartline as someone who could be a target of the team in free agency.
ImpactHartline seems to be one of the few Dolphins' free agents that the team has actually shown interest in re-signing, so he's not guaranteed to hit the market. But, he would be a nice addition on the outside opposite Calvin Johnson, and would be a massive upgrade on the late-season Kris Durham. Nate Burleson, Ryan Broyles, and Mike Thomas are better suited for the slot, and Titus Young is likely on the outs. Hartline is said to be seeking $6 million annually.
Report: Brian Hartline aiming for $6 million | 01/30/2013 12:42 AM
NewsA "friend" tells the Miami Herald free agent Brian Hartline hopes to earn an annual $6 million with his new contract.
ImpactThe Herald had previously reported Hartline was seeking $5-$6 million. It's not an unreasonable request for a 26-year-old receiver coming off his first 1,000-yard season, but would make Hartline one of the higher paid No. 2/3 receivers in the league. That assumes he either gets away from Miami or the Dolphins sign a true No. 1 wideout. With the Dolphins so thin at receiver, retaining Hartline will likely be a priority.
Brian Hartline expected to seek $5-6M a year | 01/25/2013 2:13 PM
NewsFree agent Brian Hartline is expected to seek a contract paying him $5-6 million annually this offseason.
ImpactJordy Nelson, the receiver to whom Hartline was optimistically compared entering the 2012 season, only makes $3.5 million annually. The Dolphins want to re-sign Hartline for 2013, but it doesn't sound like they'll get a hometown discount. Hartline is coming off career highs in catches (74) and yards (1,083).
Dolphins need explosive playmakers | 01/20/2013 5:11 PM
NewsDolphins owner Stephen Ross told the Miami Herald that he "knows" the Fins must add playmakers on offense this offseason.
Impact"We'll see what's out there," said Ross, whose Dolphins are armed with as much salary cap space as any team in football. "We know we have to become more explosive." The Dolphins would like to have free agent Brian Hartline back, ideally as a No. 2 receiver. Mike Wallace, Dwayne Bowe, and Greg Jennings should all be on Ross' radar as potential No. 1s.
Career Regular Season Statistics
2012 Game Highs
|Receptions||12||at Ari||Week 4||4|
|Receiving Yards||253||at Ari||Week 4||87|
|Receiving TD||1||at Ari||Week 4||1|
|Total Yards||253||at Ari||Week 4||87|
|Total TD||1||at Ari||Week 4||1|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Rushing Yards||29||2009 (Mia)|
|Average (Yds/Carries)||13.5*||2010 (Mia)|
|Rushing TD||1||2009 (Mia)|
|Receiving Yards||1083||2012 (Mia)|
|Average (Yds/Rec)||16.3||2009 (Mia)|
|Receiving TD||3||2009 (Mia)|
|Total Yards||1083||2012 (Mia)|
|Total TD||4||2009 (Mia)|