November 10, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) celebrates with guard Travelle Wharton (70) for scoring a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Travelle Wharton interested in Miami Dolphins

Before the Miami Dolphins lost two of their starting offensive lineman, Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, because of the bullying controversy, they needed an upgrade up front.

After the Dolphins cut ties with Incognito and Martin stopped playing and was eventually traded to the San Francisco 49ers to reunite with his college coach at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh, the situation become desperate.

The Dolphins made a big move, signing former Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive tackle Branden Albert.

The Dolphins would like to add another guard and veteran Travelle Wharton is on their radar.

According to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, the former Carolina Panther is interested in playing for the Dolphins, but they will not sign him at this time.

Travelle Wharton, 32, who allowed no sacks last season and was rated Pro Football Focus’ fifth-best guard, has interest in Miami, and the Dolphins told his agent that he possibly will be considered only after Miami considers younger options….

Wharton was originally drafted with the 94th overall pick in the third round of the 2004 Draft by the Panthers. The former South Carolina Gamecock was there until 2012, spent one season with the Cincinnati Bengals and returned to Carolina last year.

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  • bbies1973

    Miami is holding out on the trade for a better deal. I like that move. By saying they want to look at younger players first, they are basically saying that they are unwilling to trade any more of this year’s draft picks. Well played Mr. Hickey, well played.

    • Johnny

      Wharton is a Free Agent.. There wouldn’t be a trade for him.. Could be a decent stop-gap G though, maybe for a 1-2 yr low ball contract…

  • Carl2222

    “only after younger options”? Are you serious? We need depth and consistancy, both of which this guy would bring if we sign him. Not to mention “younger options” usually means drafted players; which makes no sense b/c you wont know if this “younger option” cant cut it until around mid-season at the earliest. By then Wharton will be gone.

    Sign him. Pick up a Tackle in the 1st round. and then get your younger option in the mid-rounds.
    younger options doesnt negate the necessity to have depth on the o-line.