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Rapoport reveals how close Dolphins came to getting Jimmy Graham

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Miami Dolphins are planning on joining the big boys soon. Fed up with playing second fiddle to the Patriots and Tom Brady in the AFC East, the Dolphins have been making a lot of noise this offseason to make sure they are ready to challenge during the 2015 NFL season.

The Dolphins' first big bit of business this offseason was to pick up the much sought-after defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in free agency, a player they made the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL.

Suh was a big play for the Dolphins. Regardless of the merits of the mega-deal for a player with discipline issues, signing a player such as Suh will definitely lead to quality players down the line wanting to join what is an increasingly talented roster.

But, according to reports from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Suh could have easily been joined at the Dolphins by Jimmy Graham just days later.

In a huge revelation for Dolphins fans, Rapoport reported on Twitter today that the Dolphins were next in line for Graham in the biggest trade of the month, with the NFL expert revealing they ran the Seattle Seahawks mighty close.

There are two huge things to take from this revelation. The first is that the Dolphins clearly mean business. Adding such a talented tight end as Jimmy Graham would have meant the Dolphins would have become seriously competitive.

The fact that they didn't get him then brings up the issue of the tight end position for Miami. Their interest in Graham shows they are not happy with their current crop and that could mean a play for a tight end in this year's draft.

But what do you think Dolphins fans? Does your team have a big need to improve at the tight end position? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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