Former Miami Hurricanes standout Rocky McIntosh visited the Miami Dolphins on Sunday night, his agent said, according to the Miami Herald.
Drew Rosenhaus did not give any other details about his client's visit. McIntosh is a free agent after spending his first six NFL seasons with the Washington Redskins. He lost his starting job halfway through the 2012 season to Perry Riley.
At UM, McIntosh recorded 200 tackles with nine sacks in his junior and senior seasons. Selected in the second round of the 2006 draft by Washington, McIntosh started 59 games from 2007-2010 for the Redskins, averaging 66 tackles and 2 sacks per year over that span. McIntosh has 3 interceptions in his career as well.
His tenure in Washington ended unmemorably, however, as the struggling Redskins effectively gave up on him in Week 10. With a starting job no longer in his possession, McIntosh finished the season with 35 tackles and one sack. The Redskins opted not to include him in their future plans, making him available as a free agent.
McIntosh could compete with Koa Misi for the inside linebacker starting job, should he sign with the Dolphins. In two seasons with Miami, Misi has made 18 starts, with 52 tackles and 5.5 sacks.
Misi was arrested in Weston Friday on a battery warrant out in out of Santa Barbara, California. This could be a case of the Dolphins covering their bases should Misi's legal situation devolve, or simply business as usual.
Regardless, it is good to know Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland is broadening his horizons. No longer content to sign every player ever cut by the Dallas Cowboys, he is now bestowing most favored nation status to their rivals in Washington as well.